New South Wales Stops Taking Applicants living

Outside The State


Commencing January 2020, NSW will generally not invite candidates to apply for nomination by NSW for a Skilled Nominated Visa (190) if they are currently residing in another Australian state or territory.

You will need to supply evidence that you are currently residing in NSW if you are applying from within Australia.

The 190 Program in NSW:

  • The New South Wales Government can nominate highly skilled workers with an occupation on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List.

  • The 190 visa is a points-tested visa. Candidates who receive a NSW nomination are awarded five additional points towards their overall points score.

  • Candidates nominated by NSW need to agree to live and work in NSW for at least their first two years in Australia while holding this visa.


Candidates who are invited to apply for NSW nomination need to demonstrate that they meet both NSW's and Commonwealth's visa eligibility requirements.


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