Immigrating to Australia on a Nominated Visa

The number of South Africans enquiring about Australian visas doubled between 2017 and 2019 [1]. There are many different visas to consider when immigrating to Australia. One of the most common categories of visas is the skilled visa category. Within this category, the Australian Skilled – Nominated Visa (subclass 190) is the most traditional visa for South Africans looking to live and work in Australia.

What Are Nominations?

There are several different types of nominations for Australian visas. The Australian Skilled – Nominated Visa (subclass 190) is designed for skilled workers who want to immigrate to Australia permanently. In order to obtain this visa, you must be nominated by an Australian state/territory. This nomination essentially means that a state or territory in Australia will vouch for you during the visa process.

How to qualify for an Australian Skilled – Nominated Visa (subclass 190)

In order to qualify for a state nomination under an Australian Skilled – Nominated Visa (subclass 190), you must first be invited to apply. Then you must nominate your occupation, have your skills assessed and then take a points test. In order to pass the points test, you must score at least 65.

Do Nominations Matter?

Keep in mind that a nomination is not required to immigrate to Australia. If you don’t have a nomination, you will simply need to apply for a different type of Australian visa. However, a state nomination will not only give you access to 5 points towards your points test, but also priority visa processing with the Department of Home Affairs.

Interested in immigrating to Australia? If you want to know more about the Australian Skilled – Nominated Visa (subclass 190) or other visa options, contact us at Tri-Nations Migrations. We provide professional immigration services to South Africans immigrating to Australia and New Zealand. The immigration process doesn’t need to be long, complicated or costly. Let us help.

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