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NSW 190 Skilled Visa Nomination Program 2021-2022

NSW Nomination Process

NSW nomination for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is highly competitive, and uses a selection-based invitation process to ensure that NSW nominees are aligned to the skills needs of the state's economy.

You cannot directly apply, an Expression of Interest must be submitted at the start (which is not a visa application and is why you will not receive a bridging visa from this submission).

NSW Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) occupation list

The NSW Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) occupation list is by ANZSCO unit group. To be considered during an invitation round you must have a skills assessment in an occupation within an ANZSCO unit group identified below.

1 – Managers 2 – Professionals 3 – Technicians and Trades Workers 4 – Community and Personal Service Workers

There are a number of occupations within these groupings. To see the full and evolving list visit the NSW skilled and migration website here.

Are you eligible for an NSW invitation for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)?

NSW has a good number of 190 and 491 skilled migration allocations (4000 and 3650 respectively) but is a highly competitive state, so we advise prospective applications who meet the eligbility below to lodge an EOI soonest.

Eligibility requirements:

  • eligible for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

  • have submitted an EOI in SkillSelect

  • be under 45 years of age

  • have at least Competent English

  • have a valid Skills Assessment in a NSW target sector

  • have achieved at least 65 points

  • be currently residing in NSW and either be:

    1. currently employed in NSW where your employment meets the standard for claiming skilled employment in your nominated occupation, or

    2. have genuinely resided in NSW for the past three months

Book a consultation to get clarity on your eligibility or get your free preliminary email assessment.

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