The NSW Priority Skilled Occupation List for 2018-19 (Subclass 190 visa) has now been published on website. Click on the link below:



The Skilled Nominated Visa is a Permanent Visa.


NSW runs the skilled nominated migration program in order to attract highly skilled people in a range of occupations to contribute to NSW skills shortages. In recognition of ongoing high demand and to ensure that places allocated under the program are aligned to the skill needs of the state's economy, NSW has a selection-based invitation process for the subclass 190 program.


Under this process, NSW selects and invites the most suitable candidates from SkillSelect to apply for a NSW nomination.


Invitations for candidates depend on a number of factors, including:

-          scores and claims of other candidates in SkillSelect at the time the invitation is issued;

-          the number of invitations being issued in a selection round. Please note, there are no specific dates when invitation rounds are conducted.


It is important to note that this program year, there will be no ‘Stream Two’ invitations.


NSW selection and invitation process ensures that places allocated under the NSW program are aligned to the skills needs of NSW.


The key steps involved for NSW nomination for a 190 visa are detailed in how to apply fact sheet. Click on the link below:



As soon as The Department receives a complete application for nomination, they will aim to finalise it within six weeks.