New State Sponsorship program for New South Wales
Are you considering living and working in New South Wales and are looking to apply for state sponsorship through the Skilled Nominated subclass 190 visa? There are some important changes to the NSW state sponsorship program that you need to be aware of, which will be introduced from February 2015.
The state of NSW is an extremely popular and a highly competitive destination for skilled migrants. NSW has Australia’s largest state skills visa nomination program offering 4,000 places. NSW Trade & Investment is introducing a selection-based invitation process for the subclass 190 program in 2015. The new program will focus on ensuring places allocated are aligned to the skills needs of the states economy.
How does this new program work?
Under the selection and invitation process for the 190 program, prospective candidates can only apply for NSW nomination if they have been selected from SkillSelect and invited by NSW Trade & Investment.
NSW Trade & Investment will be sourcing and selecting candidates who have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect, and indicated that they wish to be considered for NSW nomination for a subclass 190 visa.
As in previous programs, the selection process will be highly competitive. NSW will be ranking candidates based on the following core criteria:
- Candidates DIBP points score
- English language ability
- Skilled employment
- Date and time that the EOI was submitted in Skill Select
The top-ranking candidates will be the first to be invited to apply and NSW will determine how many invitations are issued on an ongoing basis.
Between February and June 2015 NSW Trade & Investment will be selecting and inviting candidates to apply.
Candidates who are invited to apply for NSW nomination will receive an invitation and will have 14 days to apply for nomination.
For further information on the nomination application process please send us an email to [email protected] We will be happy to assist you in your case.