Western Australia State Nomination

Western Australia State Nomination program permits an applicant to live, work and reside in anywhere in Perth, Western Australia. Interesting applicants can apply under both the skilled visa programs – Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190 and Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 489 and migrate to Western Australia through the General Stream or the Graduate Stream of Western Australia State Sponsorship program for professional and personal growth. In this page, we will discuss the factors like eligibility criteria, processing time, Western Australia Migration List, cost, etc.

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What are the basic requirements of the Western Australia State Nomination Program?

Interesting applicants can apply for the Western Australia State Sponsorship program through one of the two streams:

a) General Stream

Candidates with occupation available on the Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupation List and meet all the minimum requirements of the state nomination process of the state are eligible to apply for the proposed subclass.

b) Graduate Stream

  1. Candidates with their occupation mention on the Graduate Occupation List and meet the minimum requirements of the state nomination process along with the additional requirements applicable in this stream are eligible to apply for the proposed subclass. The additional requirement may include higher education qualification in WA with at least two years of full-time study in the state at a Western Australia University.
  2. Master Degree and PhD degree holders have access to all occupations available on the Graduate Occupation List whereas Bachelor and Higher Degree graduates have access to a few occupations on the Graduate Occupation List.

Note: check out whether your occupation is available on the Graduate Occupation List.

a) You have to meet the eligibility requirements for the visa subclass you are applying for – the Subclass 190 or the subclass 489. The Skilled Regional Provisional Visa subclass 489 will be converted to the new Skilled Work Regional Visa subclass 491 from November 16, 2019.

b) The passport holders of countries like the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom don’t have to appear for an English Language exam. Otherwise, candidates from non-English speaking nations have to meet the minimum English language requirements applicable to your occupation and stream.

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TESTMinimum Score
Occupational English Test (OET)BBBB
PTE Academic65656565
Cambridge C1 Advanced185185185185

Occupations under the General Stream have to meet the minimum English requirement is given below:

TESTMinimum Score
Occupational English Test (OET)BBBB
PTE Academic50505050
Cambridge C1 Advanced169169169169

How much work experience is required in your nominated occupation for Western Australia State Nomination Program ?

a) You must have at least one year of work experience in the nominated occupation in the past 10 years, or

b) You must have at least three years of work experience in the nominated occupation in the last 10 years;

c) Your work experience will be assessed by the WA migration in association with the Department of Home Affairs requirement stating that the work experience is gained after completing the post-qualification and through paid employment. Your working hours should be at least 20 hours a week in the specified occupation.

Note: If you have applied under the Graduate Stream and have a Western Australia PhD or Masters Degree, you don’t have to meet the work experience requirement for your Western Australia State nomination.

What is the funds requirement in Western Australia State Nomination process?

Candidates applying outside Western Australia have to meet one of the important conditions of Western Australia State Nomination which is to bring and hold the adequate funds to cover your expenses:

  1. The minimum requirement for a single person is $20,000, for a couple: $30,000, and for every additional dependant, the fund requirement is $5,000. You are supposed to show evidence of these funds either through bank statements or asset valuation.

How to Apply for Western Australia State nomination? 

In order to apply for the state nomination visa under Western Australia Immigration, overseas immigrants have to follow the step by step application process:

  1. First step is to find whether your intended occupation is available on the Western Australia skilled Migration Occupation list.
  2. Next, you have to complete all the eligibility requirements mentioned above to apply for state nomination.
  3. You need to submit Expression of interest (EOI) to the Western Australian government Skill select system which will state the legitimacy of applying to State nominated visa.
  4. The Western Australia government will allot you points while assessing your EOI through skill select. You need to score 65 points on points calculator to qualify.
  5. If you got selected for the nomination, then you have complete State Nominated application form issued by the Western Australia government within 28 days to apply for state nomination visa and is required to fulfill all other additional requirements.
  6. If your application found to be perfect to clear then you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for nomination in skill select system of Western Australia government.

Some occupation requires some licensing or registration from a recognized licensing authority which immigrants had to overlook before going for the nominated occupation in Western Australia.

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