190 Visa

The 190 visa is a permanent visa with points for skilled workers nominated by an Australian State or Territory government.

The Skilled Nominated 190 Visa is a permanent visa with points for skilled workers nominated by an Australian State or Territory government.

190 Visa holder can:

  • stay in Australia permanently
  • work and study in Australia
  • travel to and from Australia for a period of five years

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • an occupation on the relevant occupation list
  • a successful skill assessment for the relevant occupation
  • competent English

For obtaining a 190 Visa

Applicants for a Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) must obtain at least 65 points on a points assessment and be nominated by a participating State or Territory government in Australia.

You must submit an expression of interest (EOI) and be invited by SkillSelect to apply for this visa.

If you are invited, you will have 60 days to apply for a visa.

Family members are included.

190 visa applicants may include the following family members in their application:

  • partner
  • dependent child
  • dependent child of partner

Is a 190 Visa Required to Move to Australia?

The Australian Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa is one of many visa options available to foreign nationals seeking permanent residency in Australia. The 190 Visa Australia offers, on the other hand, is a particularly popular route to residency. It allows visa holders to enjoy permanent residency from the moment they arrive in Australia, whereas other visas are only temporary and serve as a first step toward permanent residency.

We specialise in the Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190.

We at Australian Skilled Migration are experts in assisting overseas skilled workers in locating the best visa options for their specific circumstances. Our team of highly trained and experienced migration experts is all fully registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority, and they know exactly how to give each and every client the best possible chance of having their visa application approved quickly and with the least amount of hassle or expense.

Learn More About the 190 Visa on Our Website, or Contact Us to Begin the Process.

You can use the many excellent tools and facilities available on our website to assist you in making an informed decision about your visa. Download our free version of the Skilled Workers Categories List to see if your occupation is currently in demand in Australia, and use our fee estimator to determine how much the entire process of obtaining your visa will cost. Then, if you are ready to move forward, please contact our friendly team to discuss your options and begin the process of relocating to Australia.


You can use the 190-state sponsored visa to:

  • stay in Australia permanently
  • work and study in Australia
  • enroll in Medicare (Australia’s public healthcare system).
  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years (If eligible)


Before applying for the 190 visa, applicants must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency.

If you are nominated by a state or territory, you will be invited to apply for a visa by the Department of Home Affairs.

Each state and territory has its own set of eligibility requirements.

Include your family

190 visa applicants may be able to include the family members listed below in their application.

  • Dependent child of the partner’s dependent child
  • Members of the family must meet the health and character requirements.

Duration of stay

This is a long-term visa. Applicants are allowed to stay in Australia indefinitely. The 190 visa includes a travel component that expires 5 years after the visa is granted. After this period, applicants may apply for one of the following positions:

  • Citizenship in Australia
  • Resident Return Visa

You might be eligible for a 190 Visa.

If you meet the following requirements, you may be able to apply for a Skilled Nominated Subclass Subclass 190 Visa:

Nomination of a State or Territory

You must be nominated by a state or territory in Australia. Each state and territory government has its own list of eligible occupations and may have specific skill and work experience requirements.

Skills & Occupation

Your occupation must be on the list of qualified skilled occupations.

To demonstrate that you have the skills and qualifications to work in your chosen occupation, you must successfully complete a skill assessment through an authorized assessing authority.

Test for Points and Invitation

To be invited to apply for this visa, you must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).

To be invited to apply, you must score at least 65 points.

When you are invited to apply for the visa, you must meet the points requirement.

The most recent invitation round includes a breakdown of how many invitations each state-issued.

Add up your points.


You must demonstrate proficiency in English. However, additional points will be awarded for proficient and superior English scores.

Improve your English proficiency.

Do you need to improve your English proficiency before applying? Click here for information on IELTS and PTE short English courses.


When you receive an invitation to apply, you are under the age of 45.


You must be in good health and have a good character.

Check out the processing times.

Include your family in your Subclass 190 Visa application

190 visa applicants may be able to include the family members listed below in their application.

-> Dependent children/stepchildren
-> Spouse


Your married or de facto partner can be of either sex. Applicants must demonstrate that:

  • the relationship is genuine and ongoing
  • your partner is at least 18 years old at the time the application is submitted (there are some exceptions)
  • You are not related by blood or marriage (if you are in a de facto relationship)
  • you and your partner have made a mutual commitment to a shared life at the expense of all others, and
  • you live together or do not live separately on a permanent basis.


A child must be your child or a stepchild from a current or previous relationship (in certain circumstances) to be eligible to be included or added to a 190 visa.

  • not be married, engaged, or have a de facto partner; and must be:
  • under the age of 18
  • over the age of 18 but under the age of 23, and reliant on you or your partner
  • over the age of 23, unable to earn a living to support themselves due to physical or cognitive limitations, and reliant on you or your partner (Note: The child must still meet Australia’s health requirements).
  • a dependent child of a child who qualifies under 1, 2, or 3 above.


Applicants over the age of 18 must demonstrate Functional English or pay a fee.
Functional English can be demonstrated without IELTS if you:

-> completed all years of primary school and at least three years of secondary school in an educational institution in or outside of Australia, with all instruction in English.
-> completed at least five years of secondary school in an institution in or outside of Australia, with all instruction in English.


Children over the age of 23 cannot be included in your application. (Unless there are unusual circumstances.)


All members of the family must meet certain health and character requirements. All applicants over the age of 16 are required to provide police clearances.

How it works?

Step 1

Check to see if your occupation is on the relevant state list and you have a score of 65 or higher.

Step 2

Our migration agents register your interest with SkillSelect.

Step 3

We await an invitation from your chosen country to apply for your visa.

Step 4

Our experts will file your visa and communicate with the department until a decision is reached.

Step 5

After receiving your visa approval, you and your family relocate to Australia.