190 Skilled Nominated Visa

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Project Introduction

By being sponsored by one of Australia’s states, visa applicants are eligible for the State Government Sponsored Visa, which is a 190 permanent residence visa. The government provides these visas to help address Australia’s skills shortage.

This visa can be applied for inside or outside Australia, and if applying inside Australia, the applicant must hold a substantive visa or a bridging visa A, bridging visa B or bridging visa C.

Project Advantages

Obtain Australian permanent residency
Unlimited work and study in Australia
Can join the Australian health insurance scheme (Medicare)
Can sponsor eligible relatives for Australian permanent residency
5 years unlimited travel to and from Australia
Can apply for Australian citizenship if eligible

Application Requirements

You can only apply for this visa if you are invited. Submit an expression of interest (EOI) to let us know you would like to apply for the visa. After you have submitted an EOI, you will be ranked against other intending applicants and might be invited to apply for the visa.
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 visa. If you are nominated for the visa, we will invite you 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.
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. 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.
You must be aged under 45 when we invite you to apply for the visa. You can still apply for the visa if you turn 45 after we invite you to apply. If you turn 45 after you submit your EOI but before we invite you to apply, you will not be invited to apply.
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. Your invitation will state the number of points that you must score when assessing your application for grant of the visa (this score may be higher than 65 points, depending on your claims in the EOI).
At the time of invitation, you must have at least competent English.
Your occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
You and any family who apply for the visa with you must meet our health requirement. If requested, family members not accompanying you to Australia might also need to meet our health requirement.
You and family members aged 16 years and over who apply for the visa with you must meet our character requirement. Family members not accompanying you to Australia must also meet the character requirement.
If you or any family members (including those who do not apply for the visa with you) owe the Australian Government money, you or they must have paid it back or arranged to pay it back.
If you are 18 years of age or older, you must: have read, or had explained to you, the Life in Australia booklet and confirm you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws when you sign or accept the Australian Values Statement.
You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.

Application Process

Applicants first need to pass a skill assessment, IELTS to achieve 6 points or equivalent English scores, scores are valid for 3 years and submit EOI.
After being sponsored by the state and receiving the invitation, the applicant needs to submit the visa application materials within 60 days and pay the application fee of AUD 4,240. Spouse and children can be included in the application.
Relevant supporting materials need to be scanned and then submitted with the online application.
Applicants need a medical examination, and accompanying members over the age of 16 need a police certificate. Changes in the applicant's work and personal information during the visa processing process need to be notified to the Department of Home Affairs in a timely manner
Applicants can withdraw their application at any time during the application process.