New South Wales Skilled Nomination Program (190) - Immigration to Australia with an occupation on the NSW Skilled Occupation List
One of the most sought-after immigration destinations in Australia is New South Wales. It is thus no surprise that the New South Wales skilled nomination program (190) is one of the most competitive. With some 4000 places available, it's also one of the largest programs.
How does the New South Wales skilled nomination program work?
Prospective migrants to New South Wales are invited to apply for migration through the New South Wales skilled nomination program.
The program recognises that each state or territory has different needs when it comes to skill shortage areas and as such make provision for that. It also allows for the different criteria regarding skills and application processes.
About the Skilled Nomination visa (subclass 190)
- You will be eligible for a Skilled Nomination visa (subclass 190) if your occupation and qualifications appear on the NSW 190 Skilled Occupation List.
- The Skilled Nomination visa is a points-based visa. The requirement is that you score at least 65 points. A nomination from New South Wales will score you an additional 5 points on your assessment.
- Should your application be successful, you will have to stay and work in New South Wales for two years.
The application process for the New South Wales Skilled Nomination Program
The application process has 5 steps:
About New South Wales
New South Wales can be described as the powerhouse of Australia. It is home to approximately 100,000 ICT workers, has the third-largest financial center in the region and houses 80% of Australia's pharmaceutical companies.
Its most famous city is Sydney, which ranked number 11 out of 231 cities in the 2019 Quality of Living Rankings compiled by Mercer Human Resource Consulting.
Who can assist you with your visa application?
There is one golden rule to follow when you plan on migrating to Australia – only deal with licensed immigration agents.
To find out if the agent you're dealing with, simply look for them on the MARA website. You can use the surname to find the agent and their credentials.
Intergate Emigration has three licensed immigration advisers and you can view their details here.
Another word of caution: Beware of agents outside of Australia with an Australian DIBP Offshore ID. This ID is issued for administrative purposed only. It is not a credential and does not represent an endorsement of the agent by the Australian government. In short - you are not dealing with a registered agent and does not have the security of MARA's backing.
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