190 visa

190 Visa Skilled Nominated

Subclass 190 Visa – State nominated Visa:

With this visa you can

  • stay in Australia permanently
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • if eligible, become an Australian citizen

Newly arrived residents may have to wait before they can access certain Australian Government payments and benefits.

190 Visa – State nominated Visa: How long you can stay

This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. The 190 Visa has a travel component that expires 5 years after the date of visa grant.

You become a permanent resident on the day the Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs grant the 190 Visa.

For citizenship purposes, your permanent residency starts on the day:

  • You are granted the 190 Visa, if you are in Australia
  • you enter Australia on this visa, if you are outside Australia

Include family

You can include members of the family unit in your application. You can:

  • include them when you lodge your visa application
  • add them after you lodge your application but before the Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs decide on your visa.

Family members who apply for the 190 Visa must meet health and character requirements. Family members not accompanying you to Australia might also need to meet health and character requirements.

190 Visa – State nominated Visa: Cost

The 190 Visa costs AUD4045 for the main applicant.

There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the 190 Visa with you.

To work out what your visa will cost use the Visa Pricing Estimator.

You might have to pay an extra charge for any applicant 18 years old or older who has less than functional English. This charge is called the second instalment. Pay it only when The Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs ask you to. The Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs ask for the charge only if The Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs are going to grant the 190 Visa.

The second instalment charge for family members is AUD4885.

The 190 Visa Pricing Estimator does not include the second instalment or other costs. You might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.

190 Visa – State nominated Visa: Apply from

You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the 190 Visa and when the Department of Home Affairs decides your application but not in immigration clearance.

If you apply in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or a Subclass 010 Bridging A visa, a Subclass 020 Bridging B visa or a Subclass 030 Bridging C visa, otherwise your application will not be valid.

190 Visa – State nominated Visa: Processing times

The Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs assess applications on a case-by-case basis, and actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances including:

  • whether you have lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents
  • how quickly you respond to any requests for additional information
  • how long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided
  • how long it takes to receive additional information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements
  • for permanent migration visa applications, how many places are available in the migration program

190 Visa – State nominated Visa: Travel

You can travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want for 5 years from the date of visa grant. After 5 years you will need a Resident Return (RRV) visa (subclass 155 or 157) to re-enter Australia as a permanent resident.

190 Visa – State nominated Visa: Visa label

The Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs will digitally link your visa to your passport. You will not get a label in your passport.

Be invited to apply

You can only apply for this visa if the Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs invite you to apply for this visa. See before you apply.

Submit an expression of interest (EOI) to let the department of Home Affairs know you would like to apply for the 190 Visa.

After you have submitted an EOI, you might be nominated for the 190 Visa by a state or territory government. The Department of Home Affairs will only invite you to apply for this visa if you are nominated.

190 Visa – State nominated Visa: Be nominated

You must have been nominated for this visa by an Australian state or territory government agency.

Submit a completed expression of interest (EOI) in SkillSelect. State and territory government agencies can see your completed EOI and might nominate you for the 190 Visa.

If you are nominated for the 190 Visa, you will get an invitation to apply.

All state and territory government agencies have their own criteria for deciding who they will nominate. Contact the state or territory agency directly to find out more about their nomination process and what they want from you.

If the state or territory agency that nominates you withdraws your nomination after you have applied, your application becomes invalid.

190 Visa – State nominated Visa: Have a relevant skills assessment

For your application to be valid, you must declare that you have a suitable skills assessment at the time of invitation.

You will need to provide a copy of this skills assessment with your application.

For medical and legal practitioners, The Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs also accept the following as proof of a skills assessment:

  • full or unconditional or general medical registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • conditional specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. This only allows you to practise in your speciality. You need no further training or supervision
  • admission to practice law in the relevant state or territory

Your skills assessment must have been obtained in the 3 years before the date of your invitation. If the assessment was for a shorter period, that period must not have passed.

If your skills were assessed on the basis of a qualification you got in Australia when you held a student visa, the qualification must be from studying a course registered on CRICOS.

190 Visa – State nominated Visa: Be this age

You must be aged under 45 when you get the invitation to apply for the 190 Visa.

You can still apply for the 190 Visa if you turn 45 after the Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs invite you to apply.

If you turn 45 after you submit your EOI but before the Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs invite you to apply, you will not be invited to apply.

Be able to score 65 points or more

The subclass 190 is a points-tested visa.

When you submit your EOI in SkillSelect you will be given an indicative points score based on the claims you have made. If you do not obtain a score of 65 points you will not be invited to apply for this visa.

When you lodge your application you must provide evidence supporting your claims.

To check how points can be awarded refer to the points calculator.

Have this level of English language

 

At the time of invitation, you must have at least competent English.

190 Visa – State nominated Visa: Meet the skills requirement

 

Your occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations for the 190 Skilled Nominated visa

190 Visa – State nominated Visa: Meet health requirement

 

You and any family who apply for the 190 Visa with you must meet health requirement.

If requested, family members not accompanying you to Australia might also need to meet health requirement.

190 Visa – State nominated Visa: Meet character requirement

You and family members aged 16 years and over who apply for the 190 Visa with you must meet character requirement.

Family members not accompanying you to Australia must also meet the character requirement.

Have paid back your debt to the Australian government

 

If you or any family members (including those who do not apply for the 190 Visa with you) owe the Australian Government money, you or they must have paid it back or arranged to pay it back.

190 Visa – State nominated Visa: Sign the Australian values statement

 

If you are 18 years of age or older, you must:

Not had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused

You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia. Check if visa cancellation affects your eligibility.

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-nominated-190#Overview