Removed the points scores and work experience for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) in NSW

NSW government stated last week: Previously published points scores and work experience guides for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) have been removed due to increased availability of the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) by the Department of Home Affairs.

The Federal Government retains ultimate responsibility for Australia’s migration program, including allocating available places across program streams and making decisions on visa applications.

The Federal Government provides the NSW Government with limited positions for its state and territory nominated skilled, business innovation and investor visa subclasses.


Basic eligibility

To be considered for NSW nomination, at a minimum, you must meet the following basic criteria:

  1.  Meet all requirements outlined by Home Affairs for this visa
  2. Be skilled in an occupation that is:
    1.  within an ANZSCO unit group identified on the NSW skills list for this visa; AND
    2.  is eligible for the visa
  3.  Be currently residing in NSW, or offshore and have continuously done so for a minimum period of six months
  4.  Have submitted an EOI SkillSelect seeking nomination for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) only and NSW only


Expired skill assessment, English result or other points you claimed

At the time of the invitation for the visa application, you should have a valid skill assessment, English result and other evidence for the points you claimed.

If you received the nomination invitation from NSW, you would have 14 days to update your expired certificates. You should contact the relevant authorities to re-issue your skill assessment result or apply for an English test (e.g. PTE) and get the result in time. You will still be eligible for nomination and visa applications if you update your evidence to your EOI in 14 days.

The spouses’ skill assessment does not have an expiration date. The spouse does not need to update the skill assessment.


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