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The 2022-23 Skilled Migration Program is now open. Read more.

The 2022-23 Skilled Migration Program is now open. Read more.

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The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent visa for skilled migrants. You must receive nomination from Victoria before you can apply for the visa.

Before you read on, check that this is the right visa for you: Department of Home Affairs - Subclass 190 Skilled nominated visa. See ‘Differences with subclass 189 visa’ below for a comparison with the subclass 189 visa.

See supporting information for more information on the subclass 190 visa.

To be eligible to apply for Victorian Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa nomination, you must:

The process to apply for a nominated visa

The visa process consists of four steps:

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs using SkillSelect.
  2. Using the EOI number received from SkillSelect, you will submit a Registration of Interest (ROI) for Victorian nomination in the Live in Melbourne portal.
  3. If you are invited, you will submit a nomination application in the Live in Melbourne portal.
  4. If your nomination application is successful, you will submit a visa application for your selected visa with the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs.

In your application, you will need to provide the following documents to show you meet the requirements:

  • passport,
  • English language test,
  • Skills Assessment.

If you indicated in your Registration of Interest (ROI) that you are currently working in Victoria, you will also need to provide:

  • employment contract,
  • payslips (most recent four weeks),
  • superannuation statement,
  • position description.
  1. We will notify you of our decision by email.
  2. Submit your visa application to the Department of Home Affairs within 60 days. We cannot nominate you again if your visa application is not submitted in this time.
  3. Keep your contact details up to date so we can provide you information on important services.
  4. Complete regular surveys we will send you about your experience with us and your settlement in Victoria.
  5. Commit to living and working in Victoria for at least two years.

Subclass 190 visa

Subclass 189 visa

Victoria’s role

Victoria provides visa nomination

Victoria plays no role

Visa type

Permanent visa

Permanent visa

Work and study entitlements

Allows work and study in Australia

Allows work and study in Australia

Requirements

Must meet state or territory government nomination requirements and visa requirements

Must meet visa requirements

Commitment to Victoria

For Victorian nomination, you must commit to living in Victoria for at least 2 years

N/A

Visa processing time

Department of Home Affairs – subclass 190 processing times

Department of Home Affairs – subclass 189 processing times

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