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Thursday, 21 September 2017
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Skilled Nominated Visa - Subclass 190

When your nominated occupation is on the current SOL, and you score at least 60 points on the Points Test, you may be able to gain permanent residence in Australia by being sponsored either by a State or TerritoryMost State Migration Plans include occupations that are not listed in the current SOL. AMES will be able to advise you whether or not you meet the sponsorship criteria and if you do, how to obtain State/Territory sponsorship., or by a family member resident in Australia.

If you obtain sponsorship from a State or Territory, you can count an extra 5 points towards your Points Test score. Sponsorship by a family member does not earn you extra points for this visa (though it does do so in the case of the Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa).

Requirements for the Skilled Nominated Visa

The full requirements for the Skilled Nominated Visa are that you must be under 50 years of age and have adequate EnglishYou must prove this by providing the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score required for your nominated occupation.. You will also need to have formal professional qualifications in your nominated occupation.Your nominated occupation is the occupation for which you have a Skills Assessment. Whether you are, or are not, a professional in your nominated occupation is determined by the assessing body designated by Australia The Skilled Occupations List published by DIAC shows which assessing body you need to approach for your particular occupation. to assess your skills and qualifications.

If you have firmly established

  • that your nominated occupation is on the current SOL and/or in a State Migration Plan and
  • that you are likely to score at least 60 points on the Points Test,

it is likely that you will meet all the requirements for the PERMANENT subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa, except perhaps for the requirement that -

  1. you must provide a satisfactory IELTS score and
  2. you have to have a skills assessment.

IELTS Test

For the former you have to actually sit for the IELTS Test - DIAC does not accept any other test of English at this time - and you should do so well before you start planning your visa application. The timing and the results of the IELTS test are entirely within your control.

Skills Assessment

The Skills Assessment, on the other hand, does create some uncertainty: it is usually the first stage of the visa aplication process and as such the outcome cannot be predicted. In the vast majority of cases, however, if you have scored 60 points on the Points Test and as long as your application follows the rules and the supporting documentation is perfect, it is unlikely that your skills assessment will be negative. In the unlikely event that this should happen, most Assessment Authorities allow an application to be submitted more than once.

Double-check your Eligibility

The Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190 allows for two different types of sponsorship:

  1. you can be sponsored by the regional authority of a State or Territory OR
  2. you can be sponsored by an Eligible Relative You or your partner must be related to your sponsor as a non-dependent child (including a stepchild),a parent (including a step parent), a brother or sister (including a step-sibling), a niece or nephew (including a step niece or nephew) or an aunt or uncle (including a step aunt or uncle).

Nominated by a State/Territory

To be eligible for this Visa (Subclass 190), which entitles you to gain permanent residence anywhere in Australia based on sponsorship from a participating State or Territory government agency -
 

Nominated by an Eligible Relative

To be eligible for this Visa (Subclass 190), which entitles you to gain permanent residence anywhere in Australia based on nomination by an eligible family member who is a citizen or a permanent resident of Australia -

 

 
 

Are you familiar with the IELTS Test?
If not, click here to find out all about the IELTS.

 

Do you know what Skills Assessment involves?
If not, click here to find out all about Skills Assessment.

 

Do you know what the Points Test involves?
If not, click here to find out how points are allocated in the Points Test.