NSW Department of Industry just announced the availability of the 2016-2017 Priority Skilled Occupation List for skilled migrants , professionals intend to apply for permanent residency through New South Wales nomination program.

“There are no changes to the list.” the announcement clarified.  For occupations on the list, candidates with completed applications could be invited to apply for nomination for the Skilled Nominated visa.

In the immediately preceding financial year (2015 to 2016) NSW nominated 4,000 candidates.  Invitations for the 2016-17 financial year would be issued from end of this month (July 2016)

The NSW Department of Industry reminds potential applicants that "Sydney is renowned for having  the best quality of living  standard of any major  Australian city and has been  voted the ‘world’s friendliest  city’. Within Australia, New  South Wales (NSW) is the  largest state economy and  home to 45% of the top 500  enterprises in the country."

Check the occupations on NSW Priority Occupations by clicking on the link below or copying it and pasting on your browser.

NSW Priority Skilled Occupation List

Official procedures on how to apply:

Skilled Nominated (Permanent) Visa  (subclass 190)

The Skilled Nominated Visa (190 visa) is a  permanent visa for points­tested skilled  workers who are nominated by a state or  territory government agency.  NSW Department of Industry nominates  eligible highly skilled workers with  occupational skills needed in the State to  drive economic growth. 

This visa is points­tested. Applicants who receive NSW nomination are awarded five (5) additional points towards their overall  points score.

NSW nominees must commit 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  processes are administered by the Australian  Government Department of Immigration and  Border Protection (DIBP). NSW nominates  eligible candidates to apply for the visa to  DIBP. State nomination does not guarantee  that the visa will be granted.

Candidates who are invited to apply for NSW  nomination must

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Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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