Australia Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190)

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Australia Skilled Sponsored (migrant) Visa (subclass 190) is a point’s based visa. This visa is issued by Government of Australia to the skilled workers who are nominated by state / territory or those who are sponsored by relative who is Skilled Immigrant to Australia. The validity of the visa is basically for five years and the visa holder is free to travel anywhere in Australia. The expiry date does not affect the permanent resident status but, if you wish to travel out of Australia after five years, you must obtain Resident Return Visa. You can also apply for Australian citizenship


What does this visa let you do?

This visa allows you and dependents included in your visa application to live as permanent residents in Australia.

As a permanent resident of Australia, you can:

  • Live and work in Australia on a permanent basis
  • Study in Australia at school, Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector or university
  • Receive subsidized healthcare through Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • Access certain social security payments (subject to waiting periods)
  • Be eligible for Australian citizenship (subject to the residency eligibility criteria)
  • Sponsor people for permanent residence.



Applications are by strictly by invitation. To be invited to apply, you must-

  • Submit an expression of interest
  • Meet the English language requirement.
  • Be less than 50 years of age when the invitation is issued
  • Have an occupation that is on the skilled occupation list
  • Have suitable skill assessment for that profession
  • Be a certified professional
  • Able to score 60 points is the test conducted by skill select
  • Meet health and character requirements

Expression of interest is submitted through Skill Select. This can be done from anywhere. If you are invited to apply for this visa you need to lodge an application within 60 days. Invitation is based on claims you have made in Expression of Interest. Skill select has been designed to resolve the current skill shortages of Australia. You have to score 65 points in the following categories to get the visa

  • Age                                                                                         
  • English language                                                                     
  • Nominated Skilled occupation                                                
  • Skills Assessment                                                                   
  • Location                                                                                 
  • Health
  • Character
  • Australian Values Statement                                                   
  • Overseas and Australian Skilled Employment                        
  • Australian Study Requirement                                                
  • Educational Qualifications                                                      
  • Credentialed Community Language                                        
  • Regional Australia Study                                                        
  • Partner Skills                                                                        
  • Professional year

Note: Along with IELTS; TOEFL iBT and PTE Academic tests would be accepted from applicants from November 2014.


Visa Fee

Visa application Charge for Main Applicant: $3520

Additional Applicant Charge 18 and over: $1760

Additional Applicant Charge under 18: $880

Disclaimer: Visa fees are subjected to change without prior notice. All charges shown above are in AUD.


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Our Service fee is Competitive & among the best in the industry. At any given time, our state-of-the-art Processing Centre, processes over 5000 active cases from across the world. Your visa application is processed by the one of the best and experienced hands.

The Prices are standard across all our offices. We guarantee the lowest and most reasonable price for our services.

You may have to pay other costs, such as the costs of health assessments, English language tests, skill assessments and police certificates, if required.


Opulentus Duties

Opulentus offers advice and guidance for best possible documentation. We assist and guide you at each step till you get your visa.

  • Expert advice on complete process stage wise
  • Visa documentation*
  • Provide you the document checklist stage-wise and assisting you with the requisites and the alternatives upon receiving the signed service agreement copy
  • Provide documents samples and assist you with inputs wherever necessary
  • Corresponding with the department, on your behalf, if required
  • Post landing, traveling and settling assistance

*Documentation service differs from country to country. Please refer your Service Agreement for further details.


Post landing and resettlement services

  • Relocation assistance
  • Accommodation, travel and settling assistance
  • Pick up at Airport – extra charges
  • Details on local Indian communities
  • Guidance on local transports and other settlement related advices


Country profile

Australia derived from Latin means south. It is also referred by some as Southern land of Holy Spirit. It is a land of varied landscape and weather.

Australia is a wealthy country, with high GDP per capita and low poverty. It is ranked third in index of economic freedom. The country is ranked second in United Nation Human Development index.

Education is compulsory throughout Australia. Literacy rate is 99%. Australia has 37 government funded universities and two private universities.

Health in Australia is given high importance. Australia stands forth in highest life expectancy in the world – 79.5 years for males and 84 years for females. Total expenditure on health is 90% of GDP. It is nominally funded by income tax surcharge, known as Medicare levy.




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