Australia PR – Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

With the Australian Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190), candidates nominated by the Australian state or government can apply for permanent residency to the country.

Eligibility to Apply for the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

The eligibility criteria that candidates need to meet in order to apply for the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

  • Occupation: The candidate’s occupation must be in the skilled occupations list of eligible occupations. The candidate will need to present his skills assessment to prove that he holds necessary skills and qualifications to work in the nominated occupation
  • Points: In order to be eligible for the invitation letter, the candidate will need to secure a minimum of 60 points. This score is calculated based on the information the candidate provides in their Expression of Entry (EOI) profile
  • Age: The candidate must be under the age of 45 at the time of receiving an Invitation to Apply
  • English: The candidate will need to be proficient in the English language
  • Health: The candidate must prove that they are medically fit to migrate to Australia
  • Character: The candidate must have no previous criminal or police records
  • Debts: The candidate must prove that any debts he had have been cleared
  • Cancelled Visa: The candidate will be ineligible to apply for the visa if their visa was cancelled or refused while being in Australia

Process to Apply for the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

  • The process to apply for the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) begins with the candidate contacting the preferred state or territory in which he has the interest to migrate and work in.
  • The candidate will then need to create his Expression of Interest (EOI) on the online SkillSelect system
  • The candidate will then need to wait to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the visa
  • If invited, the candidate will then need to apply for the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

Processing Time

The general processing time for most candidates is 6 months. This time can also extend up to 10 months, depending on the circumstances.

What is an Expression of Interest (EOI)

The Expression of Interest (EOI) provides the Australian immigration authorities with your basic information, which includes your educational, professional and personal details.

You EOI lasts for two years, which means that your EOI will remain with the Australian immigration authority for two years.

People willing to apply for the Skilled Independent Visa must submit an EOI, taking into account that you are below the age of 45.

After you submit your EOI, you will become a part of the pool with similar candidates and the one ranking higher will be sent an invitation to apply for the visa. You need not pay any fee for the creation of EOI. You can create your EOI either while being in Australia or overseas.

Points Allocation Criteria…

The points you score depends on the following factors:

  • English Language Proficiency
  • Skilled Employment
  • Educational Qualification
  • Australian Study Requirements
  • Specialist Education Requirement
  • Other Factors

Your educational qualification and work experience will be assessed through specific assessing bodies, which assess specific profiles. Some of the famous assessing bodies are:

1. Engineers Australia
2. Vetassess
3. Australian Computers Society
4. CPA
5. AIMS

What does the Permanent Resident Visa allow you to do?

The Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) allows you to:

  • Live and work in Australia indefinitely (Nominated state or territory only)
  • Work and study in Australia(Nominated state or territory only)
  • Enroll you and your family in Australian public funded healthcare called the Medicare
  • You can also sponsor your family member for the skilled independent visa
  • You can travel to and fro from Australia for five years
  • Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

Total Cost of Applying Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

You will need to pay AUD $3,670 to get your Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190). You may also need to pay any additional charges for skills assessments, counselor fee (if you hire one)

There is an additional fee for extra family members who will be accompanying you to Australia.

The Second Installment: The Second Installment is the fee that you pay for a family member who is above the age of 18 and has less than functional English. This fee is also called VAC2 or the second VAC. This installment is paid after meeting all the visa requirements.

You may also be paying an additional fee for health assessment, police clearance and biometrics.