New South Wales State Nomination Criteria

New South Wales offers cosmopolitan environment to new migrants who enjoy one of the highest living standards in the world. You can choose from buzzing beachside suburbs, leafy family neighbourhoods and rural farming towns. New South Wales is Australia's most multicultural and preferred state, where more than 200 different languages are spoken and the people are friendly and welcoming , irrespective of whichever country you come from or where you decide to settle in the state. New migrants will find many social and support networks with communities from many different backgrounds and religions.

Eligibility Criteria

NSW through the visa subclass 190 program nominates around 4000 highly skilled migrants whose occupational skills are in demand in the state.

NSW selects and invites qualified candidates based on the below mentioned criteria to apply for NSW nomination. Qualified Candidates are selected from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) SkillSelect database. NSW selects and invites the highest ranking skilled migrants in eligible occupations on an ongoing basis.

To be considered for NSW nomination, skilled workers must meet minimum eligibility requirements mentioned below.

1. Score a minimum of at least 60 points on the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) points test .

2. Have been selected by NSW and received an invitation to apply for NSW nomination.

3. Submit a complete application with all the relevant supporting documents for NSW nomination within 14 days of being invited to apply.

4. Commit to live and work in NSW for at least the first two years after being granted the 190 subclass visa.

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