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Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

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 permanent resident.

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.


In order to qualify for a Subclass 190 visa, you would need to:

Applicants must have:

Steps involved in Appling for a 190 Visa

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.

What Can You Do with the 190 Visa?

With the Skilled Nominated Visa, Subclass 190, you can:

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.

Processing time

Taking into consideration the processing of your skills assessment and waiting for an invitation to be issued, the expected processing time for General Skilled Visa can vary greatly.


This will vary depending on the number of dependants included in your application and their age.
Please be aware that the cost of visas changes from time to time.

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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