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Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

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The Subclass 190 visa is a points-based visa that allows skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory government to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

With a 190 visa, you can:

Applying for a 190 Visa

Skilled Nominated Visa applicants must obtain a minimum of 65 points on a points assessment and must be nominated by a participating State or Territory government in Australia.

To apply for this visa, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and be invited to apply. If you receive an invitation, you will have 60 days to apply for the visa.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for a Subclass 190 visa, applicants must have:

Steps involved in Applying for a 190 Visa

  1. Apply for your Skills Assessment
    We can assist and guide you through this process.
  2. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)
    Your EOI will be submitted via SkillSelect. SkillSelect will ask you questions related to your work experience, skills, English language ability and age.|
  3. Apply for State Nomination
    Select your chosen State or Territory for your visa.
  4. Wait for your invitation to apply for your Skilled Visa
  5. Apply for your visa
    Lodge your visa application within 60 days of invitation with the help of our experienced registered migration agents.

Including Family Members

190 visa applicants may be able to include their spouse and/or dependent children.

Nomination by a State or Territory

Each state government publishes a list of occupations in short supply in their area. The lists are subject to continual change relevant to the needs of each state and territory.

Visa Commitment

The State Governments will usually request a two-year commitment of living and working in the nominated state or territory before the government considers nominating.

They may conduct an integrity check of continued residence for those who have been nominated for a subclass 190 visa.

190 Visa Processing time

From the lodgement of your visa application, this can vary significantly dependent on a number of factors. The guidelines currently provided by The Department of Home Affairs are:


The current government application fee starts from AUD4,115. This will vary depending on the number of dependants included in your application and their age.
Our consultancy fee will be dependent on your individual circumstances.

190 Pass Mark

The current pass mark for an invitation is 65 points however this fluctuates dependent on the volume and quality of candidates applying. Some occupations require a much higher pass mark.


Do I Apply in Australia or Overseas? Can I include Family Members on my visa application?

You can apply either onshore or offshore of Australia and you can include dependent family members such as spouse/partner and dependent children.

What happens after I submit my 190 Visa application?

Once your 190 visa application is allocated to a case officer, they may undertake id checks and assess your claimed information such as employment, character and health before making a decision on your visa application.

Please be aware that a case officer may refuse your visa application without requesting further information or documents. Therefore it is crucial you provide all relevant documents at the time of lodgement of your application.

Becoming an Australian Citizen

After a certain time, you might be eligible for Australian citizenship. Find out more about Australian citizenship.

190 Visa success story

Andre- Brazil

190 Visa for a Wholesaler

“Andre and his wife Nadia were after a better way of life for their young family. Back home in Brazil, they had a comfortable life where Andre ran his own business, however, the pair was concerned about what the future held for their three young children.”

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