Skilled workers who are nominated by Australian state or territory government agency fall under the Australia Skilled Nomination Sub-Class- 190 segment of General Skilled Migration visa program. Visa holders who belong to this category are required to live and work for minimum of two years in the nominating state. The Australia Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) Visa is perfect for candidates who wish to have a faster migration transform through state/region sponsorship.
Points are awarded according the following factors listed in the table below:
|English Language Ability||Competent English
(IELTS – min 6)
(IELTS – min 7)
(IELTS – min 8)
|Work experience in your nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation||3 years||5|
|Qualification||PhD from an Australian educational institution or from a recognized standard||20|
|Bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or other degree of a recognized standard||15|
|An award or qualification recognized by the assessing authority in the assessment of the skilled occupation||10|
|Others Factors||Credentialed community||5|
There are 3 stages involved:
The first stage involves completion of a skill assessment under the relevant government authorities. Your Educational and Employment Documents are examined for the required level of skill in your chosen occupation in Australia.
After a successful skill assessment, your Expression of Interest (EOI) will be lodged in front of the Australian Government, which will declare your interest to live and work in Australia.
For this visa program an application to obtain a State Nomination is lodged before an EOI.
Once you have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA), you can submit your final application for Permanent residency, so that your visa can be approved and granted.
The Duration for Visa processing depends upon the particular case lodged and is based on personal circumstances.
A time period of 3 months on average is taken to process 190 subclass visa application for overseas applicants.
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