How to apply for a Skill Nominated Visa 190?
Step 1: Check if you are eligible for a visa 190
As 190 is a nominated visa for skilled workers, the foremost requirement is your occupation must be on the list of eligible skilled occupations and you have passed the Skills Assessment for your nominated occupation. This list can be adjusted each year and can differ between states/Territories. You will need to check the most updated list before applying for this visa.
Importantly, you must be able to obtain at least 65 points on the points test to be eligible for a 190 visa. The points will be calculated based on multiple criteria, for example your age, your English language skills, your working experience inside and outside Australia, your qualifications, your study in Australia, the accreditation on community language and your partner skills.
Also, you will need to have minimum Competent Level of English capacity which is IELTS 6 in each band or PTE 50 in each band or equivalent.
Step 2: Submit an expression of interest (EOI) via SkillSelect
Your EOI must be submitted via the SkillSelect website: https://skillselect.gov.au/SKILLSELECT/ExpressionOfInterest/PreReg/Start
The SkillSelect team will score your points depending on the claims you made in your EOI. Once submitted, your EOI will also be visible to the state/territory government that you are applying for. If your score is 65 points or above and if your skills are in high demand, you might be nominated to lodge a 190 visa.
Step 3: Get a visa invitation
For a 190 visa, you could expect to wait for up to 2 years after submitting an EOI to know whether you could get an invitation or not. If you are invited to apply, you will receive an email from SkillSelect. As it could take more than a year to process the EOI and prepare for the visa application, please note that you need to be under 45 years old at the date of getting the visa invitation.
Step 4: Apply for a 190 visa
Once invited, you are required to lodge the application within 60 days. In the visa application, you must provide all supporting documents to prove that you can meet the points score stated on your invitation, and you can satisfy all other visa requirements. To apply, you must create an account on ImmiAccount and lodge your application online.