Skilled Visa

Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

The Skilled Nominated Visa 190 allows nominated skilled workers to work and live permanently in Australia.


  • Be invited to apply
  • Have paid back your debt to the Australian government
  • Meet our character requirement
  • Meet our health requirement
  • Meet the skills requirement
  • Nominated for this visa by an Australian state or territory government agency.
  • Not had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused
  • Score 65 points or more when you submit your EOI in SkillSelect
  • Sign the Australian values statement
  • You must be aged under 45 when we invite you to apply for the visa
  • You must declare that you have a suitable skills assessment at the time of invitation
  • You must have at least competent English



Processing Time

75% of applications: 14 months
90% of applications: 17 months

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    A Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190) is a visa subclass where an Australian State or a Territory Government invites and nominates skilled workers to live and work as a permanent resident of Australia based on their particular requirements.

    This permanent visa is one of the most sought-after visas as it provides permanent residency to workers. The workers who have the required skills that the nominating States or Territories are searching for can apply for a 190 visa in Melbourne and other regions of Australia. To qualify for this visa category, the applicant will have to appear for a skill test and get nominated by a Territory or a State Government.

    Why Apply for a 190 Visa In Melbourne?

    A Skilled Nominated 190 Visa facilitates its holder to stay in Melbourne for an indefinite period. It allows them to travel to and from the country as many times as possible without any restrictions for five years from the visa issue date. You can also study and work in your specific areas of interest.

    The Subclass 190 visa allows you to enrol in the government’s public health care scheme and enjoy all the benefits it provides. You can sponsor the permanent residence of your eligible family member in the country.

    As a leading visa consultant, Southern Stone can guide you with all necessary requirements for the visa application process. Please book a consultation with our expert 190 visa consultant to discuss and find out more about our service.

    What are the Subclass 190 Visa Requirements?

    You must fulfil a specific set of requirements when applying for a 190 visa. They are:

    • You should be nominated by a State or Territory Government before applying for this visa.
    • You will have to submit a completed Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect for getting nominated and invited for visa application.
    • You must be engaged and experienced in an occupation relevant to the State’s or Territory’s occupation list.
    • You will have to take a skill assessment test for your respective occupation.

    To know more about the eligibility criteria for 190 visa requirements, contact our specialist 190 visa immigration agent. We have experience and expertise in producing desired outcomes for clients who apply for a subclass 190 in Melbourne.

    After submitting your EOI, you will receive an invitation to apply. You will get an invitation if any State or Territory Government selects you for the visa nomination. To get nominated for a skilled visa, you must fulfil all the subclass 190 visa conditions of the concerned State or Territory Government.

    Contact our experienced 190 visa consultants for complete assistance in the entire process starting from application to visa approval. We know the importance of fulfilling all the conditions and take utmost care that your visa application should not be rejected because of any inadequacies. We also offer other categories of general skilled migration like skilled nominated visa 189 and graduate work visa 485.

    Some other additional requirements are:

    Score Points & Age

    You will have to obtain 65 points to meet the point score eligibility for getting an invitation to apply for the skilled nominated visa (subclass 190). You must be below 45 years of age when you receive an invitation to apply for the required visa. If you turn 45 years after receiving the invitation for the visa application, your visa application will still be considered valid.

    Health & Character

    You will have to meet all the conditions related to your health specified for getting an invitation and nomination. Sometimes, your family members may have to meet all the health requirements although their names do not appear on the application.

    There are certain character conditions set out by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), and you will have to meet all of them to have your visa processed successfully.

    You must consider all minute details while applying for a visa. Inadequacies in any of the steps may result in the cancellation of the application. Therefore, it’s a smart decision to seek expert guidance.

    Our 190 visa immigration agent has all the credentials and relevant experience in this field. We know how to handle the challenges and meet all the conditions to help make sure you achieve the expected result. Contact us now to secure your favourable visa that ensures your hassle-free immigration journey.

    How Long Does It Take To Process This Visa?

    The turnaround time for your visa 190 depends on several criteria specified by different State and Territory Governments. The qualifying conditions and nominating criteria specified by various states and territories are extremely strict, impacting the processing time.

    Studies show that processing time for about 75 per cent of the visa applications under this category is approximately nine months, whereas 90 per cent of the visa applications take about one year of processing time. Contact our expert 190 visa immigration agent today to map out a hassle-free visa journey. We can also assist you in partner visa, skilled independent visa, student visa, subclass 186 and more.

    How to Apply for a Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa

    The first thing required for a visa application is a valid passport. You must ensure to collect all the relevant documents and credentials and get them scrutinised by an expert 190 visa consultant before the process starts.

    After your documentary evidence has been looked at, you can apply for the required visa to the concerned DHA. You must pay the requisite fees and submit the application form with the necessary documents.

    On submitting the visa application form, the DHA will inform you that your visa application is being processed. After the specific duration of the processing period, you will get detailed information about the outcome of your application. If your application has been rejected, the DHA will inform you of the reasons for the rejection.

    Book A Consultation With Us

    The Skilled Nominated Visa 190 processing stage is intricate and requires strict compliance with all the complex subclass 190 visa conditions. We have made the immigration dreams of many individuals a reality. If you are looking for an experienced visa consultant to help you in all steps of your immigration visa journey, contact us on 1300 188 999. You can also fill our online form to get an obligation free initial consultation.

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