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What is State Nomination?

State Nomination is a program that allows individual states and territories within Australia to nominate skilled workers who possess the skills and experience that are in demand within their region. State Nomination opens doors to various opportunities to work and live in Australia.

State Nomination is integral to the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) program. It is designed to address skill shortages by allowing state governments to nominate candidates with the skills needed in their local job markets.

To be eligible for State Nomination under the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190), you must meet the following basic requirements:

  • Have an occupation that is on the relevant state’s occupation list.
  • Obtain a positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation.
  • Show English language proficiency.
  • Achieve a minimum score on the points-based immigration system
  • You should have relevant work experience in your nominated occupation.

State Nomination eligibility criteria are subject to changes from one state or territory to another. Here are some of them:

  • Submit an EOI through the SkillSelect system and express your interest in being nominated by a specific state or territory.
  • Evidence of a genuine intention to live and work in the nominating state.
  • Meeting the specific skill and experience requirements for your nominated occupation.
  • Proof of your commitment to contributing to the state’s economic development

Before applying for State Nomination, ensure you have the following documents ready:

  • Valid passport and other personal identification.
  • Skills assessment
  • Proof of English language proficiency.
  • Certificates of educational qualifications.
  • Updated resume outlining your work experience.
  • Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect.

State Nomination comes with many benefits, like:

  • Additional points toward your total points score, enhancing your chances of receiving an invitation to apply for the Subclass 190 visa.
  • Priority processing of your visa application by the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Opportunity to live and work in your nominated state or territory.
  • Pathway to permanent residency after meeting related terms and conditions.

Can I apply for State Nomination in multiple states simultaneously?
Yes, you can apply to multiple states as long as you meet the specific eligibility criteria for each state.

How long does State Nomination usually take to process?
Processing times vary between states, but generally, it can take several weeks to a few months. Contact us for expert guidance from experienced Education Consultants in Melbourne.