Each state or territory has different requirements in order to receive a nomination for their visa program. Typically they require the visa applicant to certify that they will reside in that particular state or territory for two years. In some cases, they will require that you have a job offer or a contract of employment before they will nominate you and/or that you are already living in the State.

State or territory sponsorship earns an applicant an additional 5 points towards achieving the minimum 65 points required. 

This visa allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident and whilst it may restrict you to living in a part of Australia for two years, it does not require you to commit to a particular employer. 

This is a general overview of Subclass 190.  We encourage you to make an appointment with Putt Legalto discuss your particular circumstances. 

    Subclass 190 – Basic Requirements

    There are basic requirements you must meet to apply for these visas. You must

    • be nominated by an Australian State or Territory Government agency and
    • be invited to apply
    • be younger than 45 years of age at the time of application
    • nominate an occupation that matches your skills and qualifications and is on the relevant skilled occupation list
    • have your skills assessed by the relevant assessing authority as suitable for your nominated occupation
    • have at least competent English
    • score at least 65 on the points test
    • meet the health and character requirements. 



    Once you have obtained your English test results and a positive migration skills assessment, you are ready to submit an expression of interest to the Australian State or Territory who you would like to nominate you 

     If your EOI is successful, you are then invited to apply for the visa.  

    If you have sufficient points you do not have to undergo an English test if you are a UK, Canadian, US, Irish or New Zealand passport holder. 


    The pass mark is the minimum number of points required to be eligible for points tested skilled migration visa and is subject to change in response to the Australian labour market needs – currently 65 points.  



    Putt Legal are your specialists in Immigration Law. We can assist you in making your migration to Australia seamless.

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