190 Skilled Nominated Visa
A Skilled Nominated Visa (190) is a points-tested visa and offers a permanent visa pathway for skilled workers who meet the minimum point requirement and have received State or Territory government nomination. The 190 Visa follows the same steps as the Skilled independent 189, however it has an additional step of obtaining state nomination.
Australian states and territories regularly nominate highly skilled people to move to Australia for work. The 190 Skilled Nominated Visa is an invitation and points based visa program. Successful applicants get to live permanently in Australia as they pursue work, study, and other endeavours.
For this visa, you can apply either onshore or offshore. On the day your visa is granted, you will automatically become a Permanent Resident of Australia. This permanent visa will allow you to live and work in Australia for an unspecified time. If eligible, you will be able to apply for Australian citizenship.