Skilled Nominated Permanent 190

Skilled Nominated Permanent (Subclass 190) Work Visa Australia


The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) visa is meant for points-tested skilled workers with a valid nomination from a state or territory government agency of Australia. It is a permanent residency visa that allows you to live and work in Australia like an Australian citizen, without actually being one.

The Skilled-Nominated Permanent Visa, (Subclass 190) allows individuals having qualifications and skills that are needed by Australian government and their occupation is listed in SOL (Skilled Occupation List), but cannot meet the pass mark required to obtain a Skilled Independent visa. Skilled Sponsored visa applicants should score a minimum of 60 points on Point Assessment Test and must either obtain sponsorship from an eligible relative living in Australia or nomination from a participating State or Territory government.

You might be eligible to apply for this visa if you were invited. When we sent you your letter of invitation, you must also have:

  • nominated an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list
  • obtained a suitable skills assessment for that occupation
  • not yet turned 50 years of age
  • achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation
  • at least competent English
  • been nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency


Points Test

You will have to score at least a minimum of 60 points to receive an invitation to apply. If you have received an invitation to apply, you will have to score at least the specified in the Letter of Invitation.

Health requirements

There are certain health & character requirement an applicant has to fulfil depending on their situation. The health requirements also apply to any of the dependent family members listed in the application. The health examination is generally valid for up to a period of 12 months.

Character requirement

There are also certain character requirements you need to meet. You might be asked to present police certificate from each of the countries you have lived in the past 12 months or more during the last 10 years. This also applies to any of the dependent listed in your application, whether they are migrating with you or not.

Debts to the Australian Government

You will also have to make clear that you do not owe any outstanding debt to the Australian government, if so you will have to clear any of such amounts before the visa is granted.

This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and anyaccompanying family members, who have also been granted this visa to:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work & study in Australia
  • avail health-related care & expenses from medi care
  • apply for Australian citizenship, only after you are eligible
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • travel to & from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted
The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 190)
AU$ 3670
This fee includes the primary visa applicant.
The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 190)
AUS $1835
This fee includes the spouse of the primary visa applicant and any other secondary applicants who are aged above 18.
The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 190)
AUS $920
This fee includes per kid of the primary visa applicant who is aged under 18.
OTHER COSTS If Applicable)
Medical Examination
Variable (Depending upon the type of Medical Test and Examination required)
This fee is payable for each person included in your application and must be paid directly to the doctor conducting your examination.
Character Clearance (Police Check)
This fee is payable to the police authorities in the countries where you have lived for 12 months or more.
Certification/Translation of Documents
Payable to Translator
The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 190)