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The Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa offers permanent residency to professionals already living and working in Victoria.

The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent residency skilled migration visa aimed at professionals already living and working in Victoria with skills that support Victoria's health response and economic recovery. The visa is administered by the Department of Home Affairs.

Learn more about the 2020-21 Skilled Migration program.

To be selected to apply for a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa nomination, you will need to make or update an EOI via SkillSelect and then submit a Registration of Interest for Victorian Visa Nomination on the Live in Melbourne website. Only those applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be considered for selection. Further information about the requirements and steps to register your interest is available on the Registration of Interest for Victorian Visa Nomination page.

You must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government before applying for this visa.

Eligibility

Once you are selected to apply for visa nomination for a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa you can submit your visa nomination application through the Live in Melbourne website.

To receive nomination for a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa, you will need to meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

Age

You must be below age 45 to lodge an application for the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa.

English language

You must have a Competent level of English (or equivalent).

Competent level is equivalent to a score of at least six (6) in each band score of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent results in accepted alternative tests. You can obtain the IELTS equivalent in any of the following Department of Home Affairs’ accepted language tests: OET, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

You must upload a scanned copy of your English language test result as part of the online nomination application. Please ensure that your English test result is valid for at least 12 weeks at the time of submitting a visa nomination application.

Please note: If you are a citizen of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand you are not required to submit English language test results. You must submit a copy of your passport biography page.

Residency

You must have lived and worked in Victoria for at least the past 6 months.  You will be required to provide evidence of your residency with your application form.  For example, you may wish to provide:

  • a current real estate lease or bond agreement
  • a bill or documentation evidencing your ongoing residence in Victoria over the past 6 months.

Employment and occupation

You must be currently employed in Victoria and working in a highly skilled occupation in health or medical research which supports Victoria’s economic recovery or health response for at least the past 6 months. Applicants with a track record of commercialising innovative ideas and bringing them to market will also be highly regarded.

In the last 6 months, you must have been continuously employed in your nominated occupation or closely related occupation. We will consider employment in an occupation that is within the same ANZSCO Unit Group as your occupation. We will accept at least 20 hours per week as being 'employed' for the purposes of applicants evidencing they are currently employed and have been employed in Victoria for 6 months prior to their Registration of Interest application.

International student graduates and PhD applicants who meet the criteria are also encouraged to apply.

If you are a nurse, please note we will only be nominating applicants in the following nursing occupations:

  • Midwife - 254111
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care) -254412
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) - 254415
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) - 254422
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative) - 254423

Your occupation must also be on one of the Department of Home Affairs’ eligible lists for nomination applications.

You will need to provide evidence of this work experience by providing:

  • a signed copy of your current employment contract
  • the past 6 months of payslips
  • evidence of superannuation contributions from your employer for the past 6 months
  • your current position description
  • your current employer's details (including telephone number).

Skills assessment

A skills assessment must match the occupation you have nominated on your visa nomination application and EOI. Please ensure that your skills assessment is valid for at least 12 weeks at the time of submitting a visa nomination application.

To find out where you can have your skills assessed, go to the skills assessment and assessing authorities section on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Finances

There are no financial requirements as all applicants must already be living and working in Victoria.

Your commitment to Victoria

You must commit to continue living and working in Victoria for at least 2 years.

Declaration

You and your migration agent (if applicable) must read, understand and sign the Victorian nomination declaration in order to be considered for Victorian visa nomination. See the Skilled declaration form for more information. This completed and signed declaration must be provided with your application at the time of lodgement.

Detailed resume or curriculum vitae (CV)

Your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is a critical document used to assess your suitability for Victorian visa nomination. It must provide evidence of skills and work experience and a detailed, chronological list of all relevant employment.

You should take the time to ensure your CV is professionally presented, descriptive and provides our assessors and industry advisors with a comprehensive reflection of your skills, work readiness, employment history and work experience. You should explain any gaps in employment.

Your CV should be no more than four pages long and must include:

  • detailed descriptions of relevant tasks and responsibilities performed within all employment
  • dates of employment (including month and year)
  • dates of education and training.

A relevant job offer from a Victorian employer can provide evidence of your work readiness and employability.

See the sample CV for a guide on preparing your CV.

Department of Home Affairs requirements

Successfully gaining Victorian visa nomination does not guarantee that you will be granted an Australian visa. You must also meet the Department of Home Affairs eligibility requirements for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190).

Your application will be refused if your CV is too brief or does not include these details. If your application is refused, you must wait for six months before you are eligible to reapply.

Apply

  • Check you meet the Department of Home Affairs Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa requirements
  • Make or update an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa via SkillSelect and indicate your interest for Victorian nomination, ensuring that you only select 'VIC' as the nominating state. You do not need to notify the Victorian Government that you have made an EOI.
  • Submit a Registration of Interest for Victorian Visa Nomination on the Live in Melbourne website during a submission window.
  • Check your email regularly (including your junk mail folder) to see if you have been selected by Victoria.  Only those candidates meeting the eligibility requirements will be considered for selection. If selected, an email invitation to apply for Victorian visa nomination will be sent to your email address used for your Registration of Interest.
  • Submit an online application for Victorian visa nomination as soon as possible. Note that you must be able to demonstrate that you still meet the claims that were in your EOI and Registration of Interest when you were selected. We recommend that you have all your supporting documents ready before you make your EOI in SkillSelect as this date cannot be extended.
  • If you are nominated by the Victorian Government, you will receive a SkillSelect invitation to apply for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190).
  • Submit a visa application to the Department of Home Affairs within 60 days of being nominated by Victoria.

Selection considerations

The Victorian Government will review and select candidates who have submitted a Registration of Interest for Victorian Visa Nomination. Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for selection.  

Please note: Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee selection.

If you are not selected by the Victorian Government, you will not receive an email.

If you are subject to a section 48 bar on your visa and must go offshore to submit a visa application, we are unable to extend your Victorian nomination beyond the 60 days. Please consider this when applying for Victorian visa nomination.

Nomination obligations

Continue to meet your Department of Home Affairs' requirements

You must agree to continue to meet your Department of Home Affairs’ visa conditions while you are in Australia.

Update contact details

You must notify us when your contact information changes while living in Victoria for a period of two years, including but not limited to personal email address, telephone number and residential address.

Complete up to five email surveys

There are up to 5 short surveys that you must complete over the first 2 year period of arrival or visa activation.  These surveys will be emailed to you.  You will receive your first survey when you arrive in Australia or when your Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa is activated.  You will then receive one survey every 6 months.

The responses and feedback in the survey are used to evaluate and improve the Victorian Government’s Skilled and Business Migration Program.

Find out more

More information on the visa eligibility requirements and visa application process is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

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