The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent visa for eligible highly skilled workers to help meet skill needs in the state of NSW.
Under the 190 program:
- The New South Wales Government can nominate highly skilled workers with an occupation on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List).
- The 190 visa is a points-tested visa. Candidates who receive a NSW nomination are awarded five additional points towards their overall points score.
- Candidates nominated by NSW need to agree to live and work in NSW for at least their first two years in Australia while holding this visa.
The visa criteria and visa application process is administered by the Department of Home Affairs.
Candidates who are invited to apply for NSW nomination need to demonstrate that they meet both NSW's and Commonwealth's visa eligibility requirements.
If you are interested in NSW nomination for the 190 visa read the about the eligibility criteria, selection process, invitation process and after you have been invited. You can also refer to our frequently asked questions.
About the NSW nomination program
NSW participates in the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) program in order to attract highly skilled people in a range of occupations to contribute to NSW skills needs. NSW position as an appealing destination for skilled migrants is confirmed beyond doubt by the significant demand shown for NSW nomination for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190).
In recognition of ongoing high demand and to ensure that places allocated under the program are aligned to the skills needs of the state's economy, NSW has a selection-based invitation process for the 190 program. Under this process, NSW selects and invites the most suitable candidates from SkillSelect to apply for NSW nomination.
Our selection and invitation process ensures that places allocated under the NSW program are aligned to the skills needs of NSW.