Australia Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa
Just like the Subclass 189 Visa, Subclass 190 is also a Permanent Resident Visa. Holders of the Subclass 190 Visa can live and work in Australia as permanent residents. Since it is also a permanent Visa category, Visa holders and their families are allowed to live indefinitely in the country.
What is the difference between Subclass 189 and Subclass 190?
This is perhaps the most common question among immigration aspirants wishing to move to Australia. Both of them are permanent resident Visas and bestow similar rights and benefits to Visa holders.
There are a few differences between the two Visa categories:
1. Sponsorship requirement
The primary difference between the Subclass 189 and Subclass 190 Visa is sponsorship requirement. In the Subclass 189 Visa, there is no need for sponsorship, whereas, in the Subclass 190 Visa, your visa application must be sponsored by a state or territory in Australia.
2. Skilled Occupation List
The second difference between the two visas is that the Skilled Occupation List for both the Subclass 189 and Subclass 190 are different. To qualify for the Subclass 189 Visa, your occupation must be listed on the MLTSSL (Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List). On the other hand, for the Subclass 190 Visa, you must nominate an occupation from the Combined List of Skilled Occupations.
3. Sponsorship points
Candidates who apply under the Subclass 190 Visa also receive 5 points on receiving a nomination from a state or territory. These 5 points are added to your total points tally.
Obtaining a state or territory nomination is a mandatory part of the Subclass 190 Visa process. Hence, applicants need to apply separately to the state or territory. They also need to fulfil the eligibility requirements of that state or territory.
Among other obligations, Subclass 190 Visa holders must move to the state or territory that had sponsored their visa application within 6 months of moving to Australia. Visa holders are also obligated to live and work in the state or territory for at least 2 years.
What are the eligibility requirements of the Subclass 190 Visa?
The eligibility requirements of the Subclass 190 Visa are as follows:
Like Subclass 189, Subclass 190 is also a points-tested Visa. You can only receive an
invitation to apply for the Subclass 190 Visa, provided you score 65 points. You can claim 5
points for state/territory nomination when applying for this Visa.
2. Meet the eligibility requirements of an eligible occupation.
You need to meet the eligibility requirements of an occupation on the Combined Skilled
Occupations List. To prove your eligibility for your nominated occupation, you must obtain a
positive Skills Assessment report.
3. Meet the English Language requirement
To be considered eligible for the Subclass 190 Visa, candidates must prove that they have
competent English skills. Accepted English language tests are IELTS, TOEFL iBT, PTE
(Academic), OET, or Cambridge C1 Advanced test to qualify for the Visa.
Some states and territories may have a higher or lower requirement for English language
scores. You will need to meet the language eligibility criteria of the state or territory you are
Your English test scores must be less than 3 years old at the time of invitation to be
4. You should be under 45
Like the Subclass 189 Visa, there is an upper age limit for the Subclass 190 Visa also. You
must be under 45 to qualify for this Visa.
5. Obtain a state or territory nomination
Before you can apply for the Subclass 190 Visa, you must obtain a nomination from a state or
territory in Australia. Each state and territory in Australia have their own criteria for deciding
who to nominate. To obtain a nomination, you must meet the eligibility criteria of that state
6. Meet the health requirement
Like the Subclass 189 Visa, Subclass 190 Visa applicants and their families (included in the
Visa application) must also undergo a health test. A Visa will only be granted if they pass the
7. Meet the character requirement
Subclass 190 Visa applicants and their family members, aged 16 years or more, have to clear
the character test.
What is the cost of the Subclass 190 Visa?
The Government fee for the Subclass 190 Visa is AUD 4,045.
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