The Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190 is your pathway to living and working in Australia indefinitely. At Settlers Migration & Education, we understand the intricacies involved in this process. With our extensive experience and personalised approach, we ensure your journey towards securing the 190 Visa is smooth and stress-free. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive support, leveraging our expertise to guide you every step of the way.

What is the Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190?

The 190 Visa is a state-nominated visa that allows skilled workers to live and work in Australia permanently. Applicants must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government. This visa also offers the opportunity to include eligible family members in your application, allowing you to bring your loved ones along as you embark on this new chapter.

Benefits of the Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190

Obtaining the 190 Visa opens up a myriad of opportunities and benefits, including:

  1. Permanent Residency: Live in Australia indefinitely with the freedom to travel in and out of the country for the first five years.
  2. Work and Study: Enjoy unrestricted work and study rights across Australia.
  3. Healthcare: Access Medicare, Australia’s public health care system.
  4. Social Security: After a waiting period, you can access certain social security payments.
  5. Family Sponsorship: Sponsor eligible family members for permanent residence.
  6. Pathway to Citizenship: Apply for Australian citizenship once eligible.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the 190 Visa, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Nomination: You must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government.
  2. Invitation to Apply: Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and be invited to apply for the visa.
  3. Age: You must be under 45 years of age at the time of invitation.
  4. Skill Assessment: Obtain a suitable skills assessment for your nominated occupation.
  5. Points Test: Achieve at least 65 points on the points test.
  6. English Proficiency: Demonstrate competent English language skills.
  7. Health and Character: Meet health and character requirements.
  8. Commitment: Sign the Australian Values Statement, agreeing to respect Australian values and laws.

The Application Process

  1. Expression of Interest (EOI): Submit an EOI through SkillSelect, detailing your qualifications, skills, and experience.
  2. State Nomination: Apply for nomination from a state or territory government. Each state and territory has its own list of in-demand occupations and nomination criteria.
  3. Invitation to Apply: If your EOI is successful, you will receive an invitation to apply for the 190 Visa.
  4. Visa Application: Lodge your visa application within 60 days of receiving the invitation. Include all required documents, such as your skills assessment, English test results, and proof of nomination.
  5. Health and Character Checks: Undergo health examinations and provide police certificates to meet health and character requirements.
  6. Decision: The Department of Home Affairs will assess your application and notify you of the outcome. If approved, you will receive your visa grant number and visa conditions.

Our Expertise

At Settlers Migration & Education, our seasoned migration agents bring a wealth of experience to the table. We’ve navigated countless visa applications, each with its own unique challenges and successes. Our stories reflect a deep understanding of the migration landscape, honed through years of dedicated service. Our agents have a personal touch, sharing anecdotes from their own migration journeys, which resonate with clients and offer reassurance throughout the process.


1. What is the difference between the 190 Visa and the 189 Visa? The 190 Visa requires state or territory nomination, whereas the 189 Visa is a points-tested visa without the need for nomination.

2. How long does the 190 Visa process take? Processing times can vary, but generally, 75% of applications are processed within 8 months, and 90% within 10 months.

3. Can I include family members in my 190 Visa application? Yes, you can include eligible family members, such as your spouse, partner, and dependent children.

4. What happens if my application is refused? If your application is refused, you will receive a notification outlining the reasons for the refusal. You may be able to appeal the decision or reapply if you meet the criteria.

5. How many points do I need to qualify for the 190 Visa? You need to score at least 65 points on the points test to be eligible for the 190 Visa.


The Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190 is an excellent opportunity for skilled workers to build a future in Australia. At Settlers Migration & Education, we are committed to helping you achieve your migration goals. Our expertise, coupled with our personal approach, ensures that you are in capable hands throughout your visa application journey. Contact us today to start your journey towards a new life in Australia.

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