NSW continues to be an extremely popular and highly competitive destination for migrants. NSW Government nominated 4,000 candidates for the Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa in the financial year 2015-16. In addition, NSW nominated over 1,300 candidates for the Skilled Regional Nominated (Subclass 489) program.
Skilled Nominated Migration (Subclass 190) – New South Wales
The Skilled Nominated Visa (190 visa) is a permanent visa for eligible highly skilled workers to meet skill needs in the state of NSW.
Under the 190 program:
• The New South Wales Government can nominate highly skilled workers with an occupation on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List).
• The 190 visa is a points-tested visa. Candidates who receive a NSW nomination are awarded five additional points towards their overall points score.
• Candidates nominated by NSW need to agree to live and work in NSW for at least their first two years in Australia while holding this visa.
On 1 July 2016, NSW Government released the 190 Priority Skilled Occupation list (NSW 190 List) for the 2016-17 financial year. The NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List) contains the priority occupations that NSW will invite candidates under for nomination for a skilled nominated visa (subclass 190).
You are welcome to download the list for the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) here. If you are interested in skilled regional migration you should contact our office to verify your occupation is eligible in the NSW region you are interested in.
Skilled Regional Nominated Migration (Subclass 489) – New South Wales
The Skilled Regional Nominated Visa (Subclass 489) is a provisional skilled visa that allows you to live and work in regional NSW for up to four years.
This visa provides a pathway to permanent residence. If you hold this visa and live for at least two years and work for at least one year in a specified region of NSW, you may be eligible to apply for a permanent visa at a later stage.
You are welcome to download the list for the Skilled Nominated (Subclass 489) visa here. If you are interested in skilled regional migration you should contact our office to verify your occupation is eligible in the NSW region you are interested in.