Skilled – Nominated (190)

Skilled Independent visa subclass 190  is a permanent visa for 5 years, which gives you the rights to live in Australia indefinitely .

After you move to Australia you will have an options wither to apply for Australian citizenship in 4 years or to get another permanent visa for another 5 years.

 

The applicants should meet the following requirements:

 

The process to obtain a Skilled Independent visa subclass 190 is a 5 stage process:

 

1.     English language test

At the moment there are 5 tests accepted by DIABP. The minimum score is IELTS 6 in each component, but certain occupations will require higher score

Alternative test scores benchmarked as against the IELTS band scale

English Language
Competent  level

Test component

IELTS

TOEFL
iBT

PTE
Academic

Cambridge English:
Advanced (CAE)*

OET

 

Listening

6.0

12

50

169

B

 

Reading

6.0

13

50

169

B

 

Writing

6.0

21

50

169

B

 

Speaking

6.0

18

50

169

B

 

2.     Skills assessment

Applicant’s skills should be assessed by the relevant authority. The assessment varies between assessing authorities and may include assessment of qualification and post-qualification experience. Certain skills require higher English language score.

 

3.     Expression of  Interest

Applicant can select the state in the Expression of interest and state will invite the applicants meeting criteria to apply for nomination.

Each state or territory government agency has its own process for nominating expressions of interest.

 

4. State nomination

Australian states and territories have their own nomination criteria and occupation lists. For certain occupations states may require higher English test score, experience or formal job offer from an employer located in the state.

After the applicant is nominated by a state or territory he automatically gets an invitation to apply for a visa subclass 190

5.     Invitation to apply for a visa

Once the applicant invited to lodge the visa application, there are 2 months to lodge a visa application and to pay the visa fee.