NSW Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Application Updates

Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

A permanent visa for points tested skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government agency.


NSW uses a selection-based invitation process to ensure that NSW nominees are aligned to the skills needs of the state’s economy.


Applicants cannot directly apply. 


NSW Invitation rounds of Skilled Nominated Visa

Invitation rounds occur ongoing throughout the Australian financial year. There are no set dates, and they are not announced beforehand. NSW cannot advise the date of upcoming NSW invitation rounds by phone or email. 


Who will be considered NSW invitation round for Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

To be considered in a NSW invitation round for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), you must:

    • have submitted an EOI in SkillSelect
    • be under 45 years of age
    • have at least Competent English


  •  have a valid Skills Assessment in a NSW target sector
    • have achieved at least 65 points
    • be either:
      • currently employed in NSW where your employment meets the standard for claiming skilled employment in your nominated occupation, or


  • have genuinely resided in NSW for a minimum period of three months


Noted: NSW Nomination is by invitation only. You cannot apply directly, or request an invitation.


Key steps for Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

NSW nomination for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is by invitation only.


Below are the steps to apply for NSW nomination:

    1. Ensure you are eligible for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
    2. Confirm you meet the NSW minimum eligibility criteria
    3. Complete an EOI in SkillSelect
    4. Be invited to apply during an invitation round
  • Apply for NSW nomination within 14 days


Alternative migration pathways

NSW nomination for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is just one of a number of visa options for prospective skilled migrants. There are a range of visas offered by Home Affairs, including both temporary and permanent employer nominated visas.


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