stage 2: Receives an invitation
Visa applicant needs to be invited by the Department in order to apply for a Subclass 190 Visa.
Prospective visa applicants can indicate their Expression of Interests (EOI) to apply for those visas by filling in an online form in SkillSelect which contains a series of questions about the skills of the visa applicant, depending on the visa subclass one elects.
Applicant will also be assessed of one’s points at the stage of EOI and be determined whether he or she has met the minimum points tests required for certain visas.
Points are awarded and allocated based on the applicant’s age, English level, past employment history, qualifications, past Australian study requirement, any specialist education qualification and other factors including regional studies, partner skill qualifications or community language.
Additional points will also be available to the State or Territory government agencies if the Applicant would like to be considered for a state nominated visa (Subclass 190) by choosing the relevant options on SkillSelect.
The EOI will be automatically removed from SkillSelect System after 2 years from the date of initial submission, regardless of whether the visa applicant has withdrawn his or her previous EOI or received an invitation.
For Subclass 190, once the applicant is nominated by the State, an invitation to apply for the Subclass 190 visa will be issued automatically.
If two (2) or more applicants have the same points, they will be ranked against the date and time they have submitted all eligibility factors. The time and date will be amended every time the applicants updates the Expression of Interest and their points.
There is no set invitation round for Subclass 190 as different State or Territory governments may decide to nominate at different times.
stage 3: visa application
All applicants need to be invited by the Department to lodge an Expression of interest (EOI) through Skill Select
Obtain a positive nomination from the relevant State/Territory
Obtain a positive invitation from the Department
Be under 45 years old at the time of invitation;
Nominate an occupation included on the relevant occupations list;
Obtain a positive skills assessment;
Pass the English language requirement (at the time of invitation to apply for the visa);
Achieve at least 65 points pass mark in the points test. For more information on points test, please refer to the article [insert article on points test within our website]
Must not have an outstanding debt to the Australian government
All public interest criteria are met, particularly the health and character requirement
All persons included in the application will be required to undertake a medical examination prior to their visa being issued.
When applying, all persons included in the application must declare whether they have a medical condition that is likely to require ongoing support from community or government services
They also need to declare whether they have been diagnosed with Tuberculosis or any other serious diseases that might be a threat to Australian Community
All persons included in the application will be required to obtain a police clearance certificate for all countries they have lived in for greater than twelve months in the last ten years.
When applying, all persons included in the application must provide all requested information, declare all criminal offences, truthfully answer all questions