The New South Wales (‘NSW’) state government has been allocated with 4000 places by the Federal government for this financial year under the state nomination visa scheme.
The 190 is a permanent visa that allows for skilled workers to live and work in NSW, including metropolitan Sydney.
The 491 visa a provisional visa to assist regional New South Wales to access the people and skills it needs to grow and develop.
The NSW Skilled Occupation List has expanded including occupations in health, hospitality, ICT, construction and engineering.
Please be aware that the demand for the 190 scheme far outweighs the places available and it is highly competitive.
The NSW state government clearly states that there is no set date for invitations and the first invitation round for the Subclass 190 occurred on 10 September 2021 with the majority of candidates achieving a score of 95 or higher and in many instances had applied twelve months prior.
Candidates for the Subclass 491 state nomination need to register their interest for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491).
The Registration of Interest (ROI) process is not always available, there are FOUR submission windows throughout the financial year, when candidates are allowed to register their interest.
The first submission window has passed in August; the other THREE submission windows will be open in October 2021, January 2022 and March 2022, when the candidates can submit an online form for state nomination consideration. Those migrants living and working in regional NSW will be preferred.
Candidates can only submit one ROI in the submission window. If the candidates are not invited, they need to submit a new ROI in the following submission window for consideration.