NSW conducts the skilled nominated migration (190) program to attract highly skilled people in a range of occupations to contribute to NSW skills needs. In recognition of ongoing high demand and to ensure that places allocated under the program are aligned to the skills needs of the state’s economy,
NSW has a selection-based invitation process for the 190 program. Under this process, NSW selects and invites the most suitable candidates from skill select to apply for NSW nomination. The selection and invitation process ensures that places allocated under the NSW program are aligned to the skills needs of NSW.
About The 190 Visa
- The Skilled Nominated Visa (190 visa) is a permanent visa for eligible highly skilled workers to help meet skill needs in the state of NSW. Under the 190 program
- The New South Wales Government can nominate highly skilled workers with an occupation on the NSW 190 priority skilled occupation list.
- The 190 visa is points-tested. Candidates who receive an NSW nomination are awarded five additional points towards their overall points score.
- Candidates nominated by NSW need to agree to live and work in NSW for at least their first two years in Australia while holding this visa.
- Candidates who are invited to apply for NSW nomination need to demonstrate that they meet both NSW’s and Commonwealth’s visa eligibility requirements.