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Subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated) Visa

Skilled Migration Visa

Subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated) Visa

Subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated) Visa allows nominated skilled workers in certain occupations to permanently live and work in Australia. This 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.

Benefits of Subclass 190

Subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated) Visa offers the following benefits to its holders:

  • Stay in Australia permanently
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Medicare
  • Travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • Sponsor eligible relatives to come to Australia
  • Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

Individuals who wish to apply for a Subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated) Visa must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Be invited to apply
  • Be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency
  • Have a suitable skills assessment at the time of invitation
  • Score at least 65 points or more
  • Be under 45 years of age
  • Meet the skills requirement for this visa
  • Hold an eligible visa if already in Australia during visa application
  • Have competent English
  • Meet the health requirements
  • Meet the character requirements

Before one decides to apply for a Subclass 190 Visa, checking if their occupation falls on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) is essential.

Location when Applying

Individuals can be in or outside Australia when they apply for a Subclass 190 Visa.

Including Family

Members of the family unit can be included in the main applicant’s application during visa lodgement or after lodgement and before the authorities make the decision.


Step 1

Start 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

Lodge Visa


Visa Grant

Read more about Subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated) Visa.

190 (Skilled Nominated) Visa

Step 1Start your Process with FBP
Step 2Lodge your Skill Assessment
Step 3Lodge Expression of Interest through SkillSelect
Step 4

Apply for SN (State Nomination)

  • Lodge ROI (Registration of Interest) with the State (if applicable)
  • Receive ITA (Invitation to Apply) from the State
  • Lodge SN (State Nomination)
Step 5Receive SN (State Nomination) & ITA (invitation to apply) for the visa
Step 6Lodge Visa application (within 60 days of ITA)
Step 7Receive 190 Visa Grant
Additional Information:
  • The governments of each state and territory have lists of occupations in high demand in their area. There may be special requirements for your work experience, English proficiency, or special skills.
  • Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with details about the occupation, skills, and qualifications you selected through SkillSelect. SkillSelect evaluates your score. If your score is high enough, Australian state and territory government agencies can review your EOI and decide whether or not to recommend you.
  • You must apply for a visa if nominated by a state or territory agency. If you are invited, you must submit your visa application within 60 days. Then we process your visa application.
  • 190 visa is points-based
  • Allows skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory government
  • Live and work in Australia as permanent residents.
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence.
  • Have a relevant occupation on the 190 visa occupation list
  • Have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • Meet the points test pass mark of 65 points (as of 8 June 2020)
  • Be nominated by a state or territory government agency.
  • Lodge and EOI and be invited to apply.
  • Be aged between 18 and 44 inclusive.
  • Have Competent English.
  • Meet health and character requirements.

You can be in Australia or offshore when you submit your EOI. You can either be in Australia or overseas when you apply for a Subclass 190 (skilled nominated) visas.

If you are to lodge your Subclass 190 (skilled nominated) Visa from within Australia, you will need to hold a  Bridging A, B, or C visa. This bridging visa will allow you to remain in Australia during the processing of your visa application. 

If your current visa is refused or cancelled then you will not be eligible to apply for the 190 visa while you are onshore in Australia.

  • How long can I stay?
    Indefinite stay in Australia.
  • Can I study and work?
    Work and study in Australia.
  • Would I be eligible to enroll in Medicare?
    Enroll in Medicare, Australia’s medical and spending system.
  • Can I sponsor visas?
    Sponsor a relative who is eligible for permanent residency.
  • Will I be able to travel?
    You can enter and leave Australia as many times as you like for up to five years after your visa is issued.
  • Can I take my Family?
    You may list your partner and their children or stepsons on your application. A family member who receives a visa has and can do so with the same rights as you.