Subclass 190

Skilled Nominated Visa

Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa


Subclass 190 visa is a skilled nominated visa which requires you to be nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.

This visa allows skilled workers that Australia requires to live and work in Australia permanently.

You can apply for this visa whether you are outside or in Australia as long as you can demonstrate that you satisfy the criteria to apply for this visa.


The subclass 190 Skilled Nominated visa is a permanent visa. Therefore, when you have this visa, you can stay in Australia permanently, work and study, enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme (Medicare), sponsor your relatives to come to Australia and travel to and from Australia for as many times as you wish.


To be eligible for Subclass 189 Skilled Nominated visa, your nominated occupation may be on either MLTSSL or STSOL and you must have a valid skills assessment relevant to your occupation.

You must also have an Expression of Interest (‘EOI’) with sufficient points (minimum 65 points) and receive an invitation before you can apply for this visa. For the 190 Skilled Nominated visa, you will also gain an additional 5 points on your EOI.

Nomination assessment criteria varies between all state and territory government agencies, so it is important that you understand your position early on. You are encouraged to speak to an experienced migration lawyer who can examine your case and assist with your subclass 190 state nomination options.


Your points are based on the scores that you are able to achieve in light of your background including your age, English language, employment experience, education qualifications, partner qualifications and so on.

Other factors that may have an impact on your points include Australian study requirement, credentialled community language, Australian professional year, state/territory nomination, regional study and/or specialist educational qualifications.

You can use the calculator tool on the Department’s website. Moreover, it is advisable that you speak to an experienced migration lawyer to advise you on your best course of action, given your claimable points.


You must also satisfy the character and health requirements.

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