This visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government agency. It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.
Immigration visa applicants need to first submit EOI (Expression of Interest). The Department of Immigration will assess the application. If the applicant meets all the requirements, they will then be invited to submit a further 190 visa application. Applying for the state sponsored visa can provide the applicant with extra 5 points, so applicants only need to reach 60 points to satisfy the minimum immigration requirement.
- Your occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations.
- You must have a skills assessment that shows you have the skills and qualifications to work in that occupation.
- meet the points test pass mark of 65 points
- be under 45 years of age at the time of invitation
- have Competent English
- be invited to apply
Length of stay
Global processing times
75 per cent of applications processed in 9 months
Source: DIBP Website