Updated on 21 Dec 2021
The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent visa for points tested skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government agency. NSW Treasury nominates eligible highly skilled workers to drive economic growth in NSW.
You must be invited to apply for NSW nomination – you cannot apply directly.
NSW does not invite EOIs outside the normal functioning of an invitation round. This includes because of visas expiring, losing eligibility for the visa, or points for age.
You must be under 45 years of age.
You must obtain a minimum score of 65 points in your SkillSelect EOI.
At the time of invitation, you must have an English score of at least competent English.
If you are a citizen of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand, you are not required to complete an English language test.
You must hold a valid skills assessment in an occupation that exactly matches the occupation entered in your SkillSelect EOI in a NSW target sector
If you are residing onshore, you must:
- be currently residing in NSW and either:
- have genuinely and continuously resided in NSW for the past three months, or
- be gainfully employed in a long-term capacity in NSW in your nominated (or closely related) occupation for a minimum 20 hours per week
If you are residing offshore, you must:
- have continuously resided offshore for the past three months, and
- have a valid skills assessment for an occupation within an ANZSCO unit group that accepts offshore candidates —these unit groups are identified with a tick (✔) under the 'Offshore' column on our NSW skilled occupation lists page
Work experience requirement
You must have a minimum three years work experience in your nominated (or closely related) occupation for all occupations within some ANZSCO unit groups — these unit groups are identified with a tick (✔) under the 'Experience' column on our NSW skilled occupation lists page.
This applies to all SkillSelect EOIs regardless of when they were submitted or amended.
Note: your three years work experience must be deemed skilled employment.
Your commitment to NSW
You must commit to living and working in NSW for at least the first two years of your subclass 190 visa.
Apply for NSW nomination by accessing the invitation link emailed to you within 14 days. Your invitation to apply for nomination will be issued by NSW to the email address you provided in your EOI.
For NSW nomination for the 190 visa, the application fee is:
- $300 for applicants applying from outside Australia
- $330 (GST included) for applicants applying from within Australia
If you have received an invitation to apply for NSW nomination, please ensure that you are ready to pay your fee when you submit your application.
Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard issued credit cards and debit cards. Upon successful payment, a receipt containing your Skilled Reference Number (SRN) will be sent to you by email.
The application fee is not refundable.
You can register your interest in being nominated by NSW for the Skilled State Sponsored visa (subclass 190).
You are registering your interest during a submission window. Submission windows for the 2021-22 financial year are the months of August, October, January and March. Forms completed outside of a submission window will not be considered.
Phone: +61 2 4908 4899
For migration: firstname.lastname@example.org
9am – 5pm (Monday – Friday)