Skilled Nominated VISA


A Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190) is a permanent work visa for persons who have the talent or academic qualifications required by Australian economy and are selected or funded by Australian territory.


A visa for qualified subclass 190 nominees consists of points and allows qualified workers nominated by the Australian Government to work and live in Australian territory as a permanent occupant.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Have a corresponding occupation in the list of 189 or 190 occupations (MLTSSL or STSOL)
  • Have an appropriate evaluation of skills for occupation
  • Submit an EOI and be asked to apply
  • Meet the score of 65 points (as of July 1, 2018)
  • Should be between 18 to 44 years of age
  • Should have fluent English
  • Be asked to apply from the department of Home affairs.
  • Fulfil character and health requirements


Expression of interest (EOI):

The candidate has to provide an Expression of Interest (EOI) with description of his assigned occupation, skills, and academic qualifications. Skill Select will score points and rank him among other planning migrants. Anyone wishing to obtain a visa invitation must submit an Expression of interest within the given time. Providing EOI does not require any costs.

If you have a high enough rating and there are places for your selected profession, you will be asked to apply for a skilled nominated visa.

Nomination of a state or territory government

Each state and Australian territory government has its own list of jobs in demand in their area. Some jobs require special documents for work experience, professional skills or fluent English language.

Apply with details of your assigned occupation, professional skills and academic qualifications. Australian territory governments will be able to review your application form and Expression of interest and decide if they want to appoint you.

If you are appointed by a state or local agency, you will be asked to apply for a skilled nominated visa. If the candidate is invited, he has 60 calendar days to apply for visa. The authorities then process his visa application.

Lodge VISA Application

Apply for Skilled Nominated VISA via immiaccount and upload the required documents.

Score table

The candidate can use the scorecard to calculate his test. To calculate your scorecard points, Click Here

Can I apply in Australia or overseas?

The applicant can be in Australia or abroad when submitting his expression of interest report. He can be either in Australian territory or abroad when applying for subclass 190 skilled nominated visa. In order to be able to reside in Australia, you need to have a bridging visa or a transitional visa A, B or C. Once you apply from within Australian region, you will receive a transitional visa that will allow you to stay in Australia during processing your application to obtain a skilled nominated visa. If your current visa is denied or revoked, you may not be eligible to apply for a 190 visa till then you remain in Australia.

Duration and conditions:

Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa is a permanent visa that allows candidates to stay in Australian territory indefinitely with full employment rights. As a rule, the applicant is expected to reside for 2 years in the state or Australian territory that designated him to obtain a visa. If you are outside Australian territory when the visa is issued, you and your members of family will need to enter Australia for the first time before your medical and police permit expires.

The IEIC has extensive experience with general visa applications and can assist you in:

Subclass 190 Skilled nominated visa belongs to permanent subclass visa. This allows you to:

  • Assess your skills
  • Receiving a candidacy from the state or territory government
  • Organization of relative sponsorship
  • Applying for a visa as soon as possible
  • Management of bridge visas
  • Get results with minimal stress and anxiety