How to Apply For the 190 Visa
The 190 Visa is a permanent residence visa for points-tested skilled people who have been nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency to live and work in their state/territory. The State/Territory government will specify the occupation that they have a need for, based on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). Those who are nominated must commit to living in their sponsored state/territory and meet other requirements specified by the state/territory government before and after arrival.
Navigating the Points System: How to Increase Your Chances of Obtaining a 190 Visa
While the 189 and 190 visas are both part of the Australian PR system, they differ in several ways. Both visas use a points-based assessment, but the 190 takes it one step further by offering extra points for those who are nominated by a state or territory government.
Both visas require a valid passport and supporting identity documents. Applicants must also satisfy health and character requirements, and provide evidence of English fluency. Generally speaking, the higher your score on the points test and the more competitive your occupation, the better your chances of getting invited to apply for the visa.
To start the process, you’ll need to create an expression of interest in SkillSelect. Once you’re invited, you can lodge your application through your ImmiAccount. To help you get started, here are some tips to maximize your points score and make the most of your visa journey.