Applicants whose professions are not listed in the Skilled Occupation List can choose to apply for permanent residence to Australia under the Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190). The applicant however has to secure sponsorship from a state or territory in Australia and the point score of 60.

The applicant can score 5 additional points if nominated by an Australian State/Territory. The subclass 190 visa however entails the recipient of the visa to live for 2 years in the sponsoring state/ territory.

  • A permanent resident has the right to stay in Australia indefinitely
  • A permanent resident has access to all the health care benefits under Medicare as well as certain social security benefits
  • A permanent resident can apply for citizenship after staying in Australia for 4 years
  • A permanent resident can sponsor his/ her family for permanent residency
  • A permanent resident can get dependents if they comply with Australian immigration laws

The applicant must secure 60 points to be eligible, the criterions for the same are mentioned below,

  • Age: The applicant should not be more than 50 years old
  • Nominated Occupation: The applicants must be able to nominate an occupation in accordance to the consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) as per their skills, qualifications and experience.
  • English Language Ability: The applicants must prove that meet the minimum requirements specified by the Australian Immigration department and to prove so they need to submit the score cards from different language assessment examinations like IELTS, TOEFL (ibt), PTE (A) etc.
  • Experience: The applicants must be able to provide details of relevant work experience both inside Australia and outside as per the demands of Nominated occupation
  • Education: The applicants must provide details of Education
  • Skill Assessment: The applicants must secure a positive skill assessment report from the relevant authorities for filing of the application.
  • Maintenance funds: The applicants should show sufficient maintenance funds to obtain sponsorship from state territory. (if required)