Sponsored Skilled Visa (Subclass 190)

What is the Sponsored Skilled Visa?

The skilled Nominated visa is for skilled applicants who are currently in or outside Australia who satisfy the skilled point test. This stream is for Points-tested skilled applicants who are nominated by a state or territory government.

How Can I Apply for a Skilled Nominated Work Visa (Subclass 190)?

Step 1: Check if your occupation is on the Skilled Occupation Lists

This visa is only available to people who can fill a position on this list.

Step 2: Ensure you meet all the eligibility requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to apply:

  • Under age 45
  • Basic English skills
  • Meet the health requirements
  • Meet the character requirements
  • Do not have any outstanding debts to the Australian government
  • Willing to sign the Australian Values Statement

Step 3: Complete a Skills Assessment

You must complete a Skills Assessment and obtain an acceptable score in order to be eligible for the Subclass 190 visa. Your score must be meet that specified on your letter of invitation (step 5). Instructions on how to get a proper Skills Assessment can be found on the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website.


Step 4: Submit an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect

Next, you will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. The SkillSelect program will ask you a number of questions related to your background, skills, and relevant work history.


Step 5: Obtain a government nomination

The Skilled Nominated Work Visa (subclass 190) requires you to be nominated by a state or territory government. If a government decides to nominate you, you will receive a letter of invitation to apply for the 190 visa.

Step 6: Apply for the Skilled Nominated Work Visa (subclass 190)

Once step 5 has been obtained you can now lodge your subclass 190 visa.

NOTE: Every Australian state may have its own additional requirements that must be meet , which  often differ than requirements from Department of Home Affairs (DOHA).

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