TR 485

Graduate Work stream

Skilled Nominated Visa

(Subclass 190)

Overview

Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 189) is a permanent points-tested visa for nominated skilled workers who:

  • have an occupation on the Skilled occupation list and a suitable skills assessment

  • are nominated by an Australian state/territory government agency

  • are invited to apply for this visa

  • are under 45 years old

You can be in or outside of Australia when lodging an application for this visa and need to wait around 5 to 8 months for the visa result. The application cost for the main applicant is AUD 4,045.

With a subclass 190 visa, you can:

  • reside in Australia permanently

  • study and work with the full work rights in Australia

  • enrol in Medicare, Australia’s public health care scheme

  • become an Australian citizen if eligible

  • sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia

  • freely travel in and out of Australia for the first 5 years of the visa

Note: After the first 5 years from the date the visa is granted, you will need a Resident Return visa (RRV – subclass 155 or 157) or become an Australian citizen to re-enter Australia again as a permanent resident.

To be eligible for a 190 visa, you must:

  • be under 45 when lodging the application

  • have a job on the Skilled occupation list

  • pass a relevant skills assessment

  • get at least 65 points from submitting an expression of interest (EOI)

  • be nominated by an Australian state/territory government agency*

  • get an invitation (through SkillSelect) to apply for this visa

  • have competent English skills (for example: at least 6.0 IELTS or 50 PTE score)

  • meet the health and character requirements

  • not be in debt to the Australian government

  • not have a visa cancelled or application refused before

  • sign the Australian values statement

 

*State and territory government agencies have different criteria for granting nominations. Learn more below:

CONSULTATION

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ASSESSMENT

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ensure you meet the 

requirements

PREPARATION

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APPLICATION

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