All You Need to Know About the Australian Skilled Nominated Visa

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Australia is undoubtedly one of the best countries to work in. It is also the foremost choice of destination among immigrants who wish to fly to a foreign country in search of work. Among Indians too, Australia is one of the most preferred destinations for permanent residency. Hundreds and thousands of people apply every year for immigration to the country but only a few people get shortlisted for permanent residency. Working in Australia has its merits. First, the pay is good. Secondly, the working environment is such that an individual can achieve unprecedented growth. Thirdly, individuals working in the country with permanent residency visa can avail various social security benefits.

An individual can either migrate to Australia independently or by getting nominated or sponsored by a Government office or relative. The only difference between the two is that for Australian Skilled Nominated Visa an individual must possess the letter of nomination issued by a provincial or federal government office.

Eligibility requirements for a visa under subclass 190

According to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, to become eligible under subclass 190 an applicant must have the following:

  • The individual must score a minimum of 60 points in his profile evaluation.
  • The age of the candidate must not be more than 50 years.
  • The applicant must score a minimum of 6 in IELTS exam.
  • The individual must choose an occupation from the Consolidated Skills Occupation List (CSOL) and possess at least 3
    years of experience in the chosen profession in the 10 years of his service history.
  • The candidate must get his skills verified by a recognized assessing officer.
  • The individual must possess a sponsorship or nomination letter from his family member or Government office.
  • The applicant must undertake to live in Australia for a minimum of 2 years post receipt of subclass 190 visa.

Benefits of Skilled Nominated Visa

Skilled Nominated Visa offers numerous benefits to individuals holding it, the foremost being permanent residency. The other benefits that come along are mainly due to permanent residency. They are:

  • The individual can live and work in Australia for as long as he wants to.
  • The person can travel freely within the country without any restrictions.
  • The applicant can avail social security benefits like medical facilities at subsidized rates etc.
  • The candidate can sponsor his kith and kin for permanent as well as temporary stay in Australia.
  • Lastly, the individual can apply for Australian citizenship after a continuous stay in the country for a specified time period.

Subclass 190 visa fee

The subclass 190 visa application fees are AU $3,600 which every candidate must pay after receiving Invitation to Apply from the Australian Immigration Department. The visa fee for additional persons or dependants under the age of 18 years is AU $900 while those who are 18 years and above must pay AU $1,800 as visa fee.

Skilled Nominated Visa is an invitation-only visa. To know more visit Visas Assured or fill in our free assessment form or call us at 011-49579999.