Skilled workers who wish to move to Australia permanently may now apply for nomination from the Australian state of New South Wales(New South Wales) under the Subclass 190 visa. Skilled Nominated Visa (190 visa) helps NSW to attract highly skilled foreign workers with work experience in a range of occupations to meet the labour market demands of the state.
Subclass 190 visa
A foreign skilled worker may apply for nomination from New South Wales if their occupation is included in the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List). Those who successfully receive nomination from NSW will have five points added to their total eligibility score for subclass 190 visa. However, in order to obtain the visa invited candidates will have to meet the eligibility criteria for both the state and the federal government. The candidate must also be willing to reside in NSW for at least the first two years after arriving in Australia.
Application process for Subclass 190 visa
The first step in the process of applying for Subclass 190 visa is to submit an Expression of Interest in SkillSelect. The candidates must also declare their interest for NSW nomination in the Expression of Interest. The candidates, if selected by NSW, would receive an invitation to apply for state nomination. The application can be submitted within 14 days after receiving the invitation. Those who receive provincial nomination from NSW may apply for the 190 visa within 60 days.
New South Wales has recently informed that, starting from January 2020, the state would not be accepting applications from those residing in another Australian state or territory at the time of application. If the candidate is applying from inside Australia, they must be residing in New South Wales itself.
The Australian states are keen about inviting skilled foreign workers who can contribute to the growth of their economy. If you wish to explore the vast opportunities that await you in Australia, get in touch with our expert consultants to kickstart your Australia migration journey.