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A Guide to the Subclass 190 Visa

Australia has been an intriguing nation for individuals across the globe for decades due to the exciting prospects it offers its citizens. With a high wage act and an unemployment rate of only 3.8%, Australia is one of the most sought-after countries for skilled individuals and working professionals looking for a better way of life.

The Subclass 190 Visa, or the Skilled Nominated Visa, is one of the most popular visa pathways individuals take to permanently migrate to and settle in Australia.

This article will discuss the Subclass 190 Visa’s benefits, requirements, and application steps.

What is the Subclass 190 Visa?

The Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa allows workers with the required skills and occupations in Australia, who a state or territory government agency nominates to live and work in Australia permanently. It is a points-tested visa and requires eligible individuals to submit their EOI. If nominated by a state or territory government, the individual may be invited to apply and proceed with the visa application. Holders of the Subclass 190 Visa are entitled to several benefits.

What are the Benefits of Subclass 190?

The Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) benefits its holders in many ways. These include:
 ● Live, settle, and work in Australia.
 ● Study in Australia.
 ● Stay in Australia permanently.
 ● Travel to and from Australia for five years.
 ● Become an Australian citizen if eligible.
 ● Enrol in Medicare and get access to public healthcare.
 ● Sponsor relatives to come to Australia.
 ● Include members of the family unit in the application.

What is the Eligibility for Subclass 190?

An individual can apply for the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) if eligible. The eligibility requirements include:

 ● Having Relevant Skills and Occupation:
To be eligible to apply for the Subclass 190 Visa, an individual must have the relevant skills and occupation required in Australia. To find out if a person’s occupation and skills are in demand in the Australian community, one can check the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), the Short-Term Skilled Occupational List (STSOL) and the required State/Territory Specific List.

 ● The Required Level of English:
Individuals must have competent English levels to migrate to Australia with ease. To prove that an individual has competent English, they must:

○ Be a valid passport holder from the following countries:
  ■ New Zealand
  ■ Republic of Ireland
  ■ Canada
  ■ The United Kingdom
  ■ The United States of Australia

○ Provide a valid English language test result from:
  ■ IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  ■ PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic)
  ■ OET (Occupational English Test)
  ■ Cambridge C1 Advanced Test

An individual must have taken any of these tests up to three years before the invitation date.

 ● Meeting the health and character requirements:
Individuals must meet the health and character requirements before applying for the Skilled Nominated Visa. Check the health requirements and character requirements on the home affairs website.

 ● Being within a certain age bracket:
Individuals interested in applying for the Subclass 190 Visa can apply if they are under 45 years. Individuals may still apply for Subclass 190 if they turn 45 years of age after they are invited to apply.

 ● Be nominated for this visa:
An individual must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect, after which a state or territory government agency may nominate the person.

 ● Have an invitation to apply:
An invitation to apply may be received only after a particular state or territory government agency nominates the individual. Individuals may only apply for the Skilled Nominated Visa after being invited to apply.

 ● Score the minimum points required:
The Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa is a points-tested visa. When a person submits their EOI in SkillSelect, they will be given an indicative points score based on their claims. A person must score 65 points or more to be invited to apply.

 ● Have a suitable skills assessment:
Individuals must declare that they have a suitable skills assessment at the time of their invitation for their application to be considered valid.

How to apply for the Subclass 190 Visa?

FBP International is a registered Australian immigration firm with 50+ years of cumulative experience in migration, settlement, and business setup in Australia. With a team of highly qualified in-house legal practitioners who will provide end-to-end assistance throughout the visa application process, FBP International is one of the pioneering experts in Australian Migration.

Individuals planning to migrate to Australia with the Subclass 190 Visa can apply with FBP International.

Here is the list of steps when applying for the Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa:

Step 1: Start the Visa Process with FBP International
Step 2: Lodge Skill Assessment
Step 3: Lodge EOI
Step 4: Lodge ROI (If required)
Step 5: Receive Invitation to Apply
Step 6: Lodge State Nomination
Step 7: Receive Invitation to Apply
Step 8: Visa Lodgement

Migrating to a new country can be a daunting challenge, and therefore, the team at FBP International assists individuals with a smooth and hassle-free migration journey to Australia.

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