Skilled State Nominated Visa (subclass 190)
The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent residence visa for points-tested skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia after being nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.
Points are given to each applicant for their skills, age, English language ability, occupation, Australian work experience and Australian qualifications.
To be able to apply for this visa you need to submit an expression of interest (EOI) and then be invited through SkillSelect to apply. SkillSelect is an online service that helps Australia manage its skilled migration programme.
You can be in or outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is granted.
- nominated an occupation that is on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
- obtained a suitable skills assessment for that occupation. The SOL and consolidated sponsored occupation list (CSOL) https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/Skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists/CSOL provides a complete list of the relevant assessing authority for each occupation on the lists.
- not yet turned 50 years of age.
- achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test.
- at least competent English. This means that you have achieved a score of at least 6 in each component in an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test or equivalent results in another approved English language test, which has been undertaken in the three years immediately prior to lodging the visa application.
- been nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.