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Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa


This is a popular point tested permanent residence visa that falls under the General Skilled Migration Program of Australia. What separates it from a subclass 189 visa is that to apply for this visa, you need a nomination from an Australian state or territory government agency.

The different states and territories of Australia, i.e. South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, ACT, etc. nominate the skilled and talented people from overseas for State Nominated Subclass 190 Visa.

These states have their own in-demand occupation lists as well. The applicants of 190 visas, need to nominate an occupation (matching their skills and experience) from a skilled occupation list of the state nominating them for a visa.

Benefits of Subclass 190 Visa

Find below the key benefits of Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa:

  • It allows the visa holder to live, work and study in any part of Australia
  • You can sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence in Oz
  • As a PR holder through this visa, you can enroll in Australia s public health care scheme
  • You can apply for Australian citizenship, after being on PR for the first few years
  • Your children born in Australia will get Citizenship in Australia automatically.

ACT Occupation List Australia 2020

Key requirements to apply for Subclass 190 visa

Here are the key requirements to apply for this visa to apply subclass 190 visa,

  • The applicant must be under 45 years to be able to get an invitation for this visa
  • Need to have competent English (IELTS band Score 6 in all four language abilities)
  • Must get the nomination from a state or territory in Australia
  • Nominate an occupation from the relevant skilled occupation list
  • Require obtaining a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • Need to score a minimum of 65 points on online Skill Select system
  • Must get an invitation to apply (ITA) for this visa from the immigration department of Australia
  • Need to meet the health and character requirements

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Step by Step Process to Apply for Subclass 190 Visa

Find below the stepwise process to apply for Subclass 190 Visa:

  • Collect the required documents to apply for this visa, i.e.
    • IELTS test result for English proficiency,
    • Skill Assessment,
    • other basic documents
  • Obtain nomination from an Australian state or territory govt. Agency.
  • Submit EOI (Expression of Interest) in the online SkillSelect system of Australia and score a minimum of 65 points.
  • Get an Invitation to Apply from the Department of Home affairs Australia.
  • Apply for the visa within 60 days of receiving the invitation to apply.
  • The DHA will verify your application and documents and if all found correct, you will receive the visa approval.

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Processing time of skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa

Find below the estimated processing time for Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190:

Visa Category 75 Percent of Applications Processed 90 Percent of Applications Processed
Subclass 190 Visa 75% of applications for this visa are processed in 7 months 90% of applications for this visa are processed in 9 months


Note: The above-mentioned processing time is derived from the time taken by the department in the processing of the most recent applications for the Subclass 190 visa.

However, it may vary based on the following aspects, i.e.

  • Accuracy or validity of your lodged application, as well as the all-essential supporting documents
  • How fast you reply to any demands for additional information
  • Time is taken by office to perform necessary checks on the supporting information provided
  • Time is taken to get additional information from external agencies, predominantly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements
  • How many places are available in the immigration program for permanent migration visa applications

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What is the cost to apply for subclass 190 Visa?

Find below the visa fees for this visa:

Visa subclass Base application charge Additional applicant charge Additional applicant charge under 18
18 and over
Skilled – Nominated (Subclass 190) AUD 3,755 AUD 1,875 AUD 940

Other Charges Applicable

Apart from the above-mentioned visa fees, there are various other charges an applicant need to pay during the process. Find below the additional charges applicable at different stages of Australia PR process:

  • Skill assessment body fee: Approximately, $500 to $1000 depends upon occupation
  • Medical and PCC fees and state nomination fees: Depends upon occupation
  • IELTS Test Fee- The fees for English language Proficiency Test is approximately $300 to $400
  • Police clearance certificate (PCC) fee on average per person 960 (Indian Rupees).

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