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NSW Skilled Nominated Migration Program 2017-2018

NSW's nomination for Subclass 190 has been announced and is being shared for the benefit of our readers - at no cost or obligation.

Crispin ArandaOriginally posted on March 20, 2018; updated March 20, 2018

NSW Skilled Nominated Migration Program 2017-2018

Sydney, New South Wales state capital, "boasts thriving arts, cultural and hospitality scenes. Here you can dine at restaurants ranked in the world's top 50, indulge in world-class shopping, see performances at the famous Sydney Opera House, swim and surf at golden beaches or relax in lush parklands."

And NSW says, there's more than just Sydney - " beyond the city's borders you will find lively satellite cities and picturesque country towns nestled among vineyards, national forests, snow-swathed mountains, outback desert and sun-drenched beaches."

Find out how you can be nominated by NSW.

NSW Skilled nominated migration (190) program 2017-18

New South Wales announced that “in the 2017-18 financial year (NSW) will continue to select and invite top ranking candidates in occupations on the NSW Priority List - https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/88369/NSW-190-Priority-Skilled-Occupation-List-2017-18.pdf

Candidates shall be selected and invited “on an ongoing basis throughout the financial year. There are no key dates involved in this process.”

About the 190 visa (NSW official website and is being shared for the benefits of our readers at no cost or obligation)

The Skilled Nominated Visa (190 visa) 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. 

Key steps for candidates

The key steps involved for NSW nomination for a 190 visa are detailed in our how to apply fact sheet or you can review the steps below:

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect
    Ensure that you meet 190 visa criteria
    Record your details in an EOI in SkillSelect 
    Indicate interest for NSW nomination for a 190 visa
    You do not need to contact NSW after submitting your EOI
  2. Regularly check your emails to see if you have been invited by NSW. 
    There is no set timeframe to expect an invitation after submitting an EOI. Invitations are not guaranteed.
  3. If selected, you will receive an invitation to  apply for NSW nomination by email
  4. Recheck your eligibility
    If you apply, you must be able to demonstrate that you meet the claims that were in your EOI when you were invited
  5. Submit an application for NSW nomination and wait for the outcome
    Candidates must submit an online application within 14 days of receiving the invitation to apply
    NSW nomination applications usually take 12 weeks to process. Please note, application fees are not refundable.
  6. If nominated, you will receive a SkillSelect invitation to apply for the 190 visa
  7. Apply for the 190 visa to the Department of Home Affairs
    Submit a visa application within 60 days of being nominated by NSW
  8. The Department of Home Affairs will advise you of the decision on your visa application
  9. If your visa is granted, move to NSW and commence your two year commitment to live and work in the state


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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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