Are you a points tested skilled worker? Are you currently living in NSW? Have you been employed in NSW for at least one year in your occupation? If you answered yes, you may be eligible to apply for the new Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190).
In July 2019, New South Wales introduced new changes to their Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) program for the year 2019-2020. The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent visa for points tested skilled works who are nominated by a state or territory government agency. Did you know that the NSW Treasury nominates eligible skilled workers with exceptional occupational skills? This is due to the need and demand to drive economic growth in NSW! But there’s a catch, only those who are invited by the NSW Government can apply to be considered.
You must be thinking, but how can I even be invited?
Here’s what you need to do:
- Submit an expression of interest (EOI) on Skill Select
- You must have an occupation that is listed on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List
- You must have at least 65 points and meet the relevant Commonwealth visa criteria
- You have a relevant skills assessment
- You must be under the age of 45
- You must have competent English
- You need to be invited (selective I know!)
If you are invited, you must submit your application within 14 days of being invited. Once you are granted a subclass 190 visa, you are required to commit to live and work in NSW for two years. Not bad! The perks of being granted this visa also means you can include your family and you will be able to stay in Australia permanently with the opportunity to even enroll in Australia’s public health scheme called Medicare. You will also have the freedom of traveling to and from Australia for 5 years!
Sounds easy right? NSW nominations are high in demand with thousands of individuals applying every year. Due to the popularity of this scheme, only selected candidates will be given the opportunity to apply for the NSW nomination.
If your current visa is expiring, whether you are in Australia or overseas, and you have not applied for a new visa, contact Migration Centre of Australia today for professional migration advice to help you with your visa application or simply to plan a visa pathway. Our migration agents have been in the migration industry for many years and are known for our expertise. Call us today on (02) 4626 1002 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our registered migration agents will be ready to help.