New South Wales (NSW) State Sponsorship – 489 & 190 Visas

 

The Subclass 190 State Sponsored visa is a permanent residency visa which can be sponsored by the NSW state government. The 489 visa temporary visa that is valid for 4 years and can provide a pathway to permanent residence through the 887 visa.

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NSW state sponsorship eligibility requirements

 

The key eligibility requirements that you need to satisfy are:

  • Positive skill assessment for a sponsored occupation – You must obtain a positive skill assessment for an occupation on the NSW’s skilled migration occupation list
  • At least ‘Competent English’ language ability (explained below)
  • Under 50 years of age
  • Be entitled to at least 60 points, including points awarded for state sponsorship
  • Satisfy the relevant 190 visa requirements
  • Receive an invitation from the NSW state government, with invitations being issued based on the NSW state government’s selection process

In terms of the selection process, the NSW state government website states the following:

The selection process will be competitive. Candidates will be ranked based on the following key criteria, in the following order:

  1. Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) points score
  2. English language ability
  3. Skilled employment

Where candidates have the same score on these criteria at the time of selection, they will be further ranked based on the date and time that their EOI was submitted in SkillSelect.

NSW will determine how many invitations are issued on an ongoing basis.

If you are not sure about which skills assessment body is applicable for your occupation, find the occupation on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List. This list states the relevant skills assessment body for each sponsorable occupation.

 

English language requirement

 

You need to have at least ‘competent’ English language ability, which is satisfied if:

  1. Achieve English examination results outlined below; or
  2. If you hold a passport from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Ireland of New Zealand

Scores required to show Competent English are as follows:

  Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT 12 13 21 18
PTE Academic 50 50 50 50
OET B B B B

 

Please note that this is the minimum English language requirement that all primary visa applicants need to satisfy. If you are counting points on the basis of your English language ability, then you need to satisfy the relevant requirement in order to gain those points.

You can only rely on an IELTS or OET examination result in order to claim points for your English language ability. You must be using a result from an examination that was completed within 3 years of the date of lodgement of the application. The required band scores for the test components must be demonstrated in one test. The Department will not accept separate IELTS tests for each component. The Department  will accept either Academic or General IELTS examination result.

 

Work experience

 

You must have worked at least 20 hours of paid work per week and in your nominated skilled occupation, or a closely related occupation.

The work must be paid – it cannot be voluntary work.

You can only count ‘skilled’ employment, that is it the work was undertaken after the applicant meets at least the entry level requirements as set by the relevant assessing authority for that occupation.

The date on which an applicant becomes ‘skilled’ may be different from the date that an assessing authority finds that the person meets their requirement for a suitable skills assessment. For example, an assessing authority may issue a suitable skills assessment on the basis of attainment of a tertiary qualification but may require a period of post qualification work experience before considering an applicant ‘skilled’ for the purpose of employment points.

 

Educational qualifications

 

If you hold multiple recognised qualifications, you can only count points for one of your recognised qualifications (e.g. if you have completed a Bachelor degree and a Diploma degree, you can receive points for the Bachelor degree only).

Your relevant skills assessment body will generally determine whether any qualifications earned outside Australia are of a standard that is comparable to the relevant Australian qualification.

You may be able to receive points for a qualification that is not related to your nominated occupation.

 

Australian study requirements

 

This means you have been awarded one or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications through a course or courses taken at an Australian educational institution.

Your course or courses must:

  • be registered through the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Course for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
  • have been successfully completed
  • have resulted in you receiving a degree, diploma or trade qualification
  • have been completed in a total of at least 16 calendar months
  • have been completed as a result of at least two academic years of study
  • have had all instruction in English
  • have been completed while you were physically in Australia
  • have been completed while you held a visa authorising you to study in Australia
  • be counted only once towards the Australian study requirement. Any failed course subject cannot be counted towards the Australian Study Requirement

Two academic years of study is defined as 92 weeks of study in a course or courses registered by CRICOS. CRICOS determines a standard duration (number of weeks) for each course.

 

Age requirement

 

You need to be under 50 years of age at the time that you are invited to apply for the visa.

 

Dependents who are over 18 – Functional English language ability

 

All adult dependents who are over 18 years of age will need to demonstrate ‘functional’ English language ability. This can be demonstrated in a number of ways:

  1. Complete all years of primary education and at least 3 years of secondary education at educational institutions in which all instruction was conducted in English; or
  2. Complete at least 5 years of secondary education at institutions in which all instruction was conducted in English; or
  3. Achieve English examination results outlined below; or
  4. Complete in Australia at least 1 year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study towards a degree, higher degree, diploma, or associate diploma at an institution or institutions where all the instruction was conducted in English; or
  5. Hold an award (being a degree, a higher degree, a diploma or a trade certificate) that required at least 2 years of full-time study or training; and all instruction (including instruction received in other courses for which the person was allowed credit) for that award was conducted in English.

Required Scores to establish Functional English are as follows:

Test component Average test score
IELTS 4.5
TOEFL iBT 32
PTE Academic 30

 

How much does this visa cost?

 

The below is just a list of the relevant government lodgement fees:

  • Base application fee: $3520
  • Additional applicant charge for each additional adult that is 18 years and over: $1760
  • Additional applicant charge for each additional adult that is 18 years or under: 880

 

Secondary visa application charge (SVAC)

 

This fee will apply to each dependent applicant that is over 18 and is not able to demonstrate functional English language ability. The primary applicant must satisfy the applicable English language requirement.

This fee is paid at the time of decision so your case officer will contact you at the time that the payment is required. For adult dependents that can’t demonstrate functional English, the SVAC is $4,885.

 

 

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520 thoughts on “New South Wales (NSW) State Sponsorship – 489 & 190 Visas

  1. adel

    Hi Peng,

    Thanks for your helpful info that you are providing.
    Me and my wife currently live in Aus on 457 sponsored by my work.
    My wife is doctor and currently doing her 1 year under supervision in General practice. At this stage she holds a provisional registration and will receive her general registration in June.
    She has the AMC certificate for both MCQ and clinical exams
    Can you please advise if we can apply for EOI+state sponsorship at this stage or we have to wait until she receives her general registration?
    We have met all the above requirements and I think we have 70+ points

    Thanks,

    Reply
  2. Garth

    Hi Peng,

    Great and useful web site I must say, Ive got 2 questions for you.

    First of all, do you have to live in NSW before applying for a state sponsorship 190 NSW, I live in the NT here.

    Secondly, with the points system under educational qualifications , I hold a trade qualification in which i gained in Australia by going to University, though it was only a 1 year course and I hold a vetassess qualification as well for my qualifications from the uk . Does this mean i can receive 10 points for each the trade certificate gained in Australia and the vetassess.

    Regards
    Garth Nelson

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Gareth,
      No you don’t need to live in NSW.
      You get 10 points if your qualification is assessed as being equivalent to an Australian Diploma or trade qualification – your VETASSESS skill assessment may indicate whether your qualification is recognised in Australia.
      PC

      Reply
  3. mohammad

    Hello
    I want to apply for 489 visa at NSW. I am graduated from curtin university in master of petroleum engineering.

    my question is, shall have 12 months contract related to my Occupation for not?.

    Also, if I dont find a job related to my Occupation at regional area of NSW, can I find a job in other Australian regional areas such as, WA or Adelaide?
    or If I find a job in other regional states , can I go there base on my 489 visa?

    regards
    mohammad

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Mohammed,
      For 489 NSW sponsorship, a job offer is not needed.
      You need to live in that particular regional area of NSW as a 489 visa holder.
      PC

      Reply
  4. Ali

    Great information Peng..
    i got a question for you !
    i had experience letter from my companies, they only mentioned start-end dates and designation/role i have worked on, but didn’t mentioned responsibilities all the i perform there..

    is that an issue?

    appreciate your reply

    Regards,
    Ali

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ali,
      A work reference letter should list the duties of your role, otherwise the Department won’t be able to determine if the experience is relevant.
      PC

      Reply
  5. Jaimee

    Hi Peng, I have received letter of invitation from the NSW for 489, but .it has been more than 7 weeks I am waiting for invitation from EOI and my 485 visa is going to expire on 15 Dec 2013. My question is how long I have to wait for EOI invitation. How can I extend my visa. Thanks…

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Jaimee
      We can’t predict when invitations will be issued. It really depends on DIBP, ad factors such as the nominated role, whether the state quota has been satisfied for this period, whether there is invitations issued for that particular occupation in that round etc.
      You can apply for any another visa in which you satisfy the requirements for if you wish to remain in Australia while waiting for the invitation.
      Regards
      PC

      Reply
  6. Peng Cheng Post author

    Hi Harry,
    My understanding is that you need to live in the state that is sponsoring you for a period of at least 2 years from the date of grant. I’m not aware of any specific time frame in which you need to make the move.
    I suppose that DIBP may have the power to cancel your visa if you do not move since this clearly demonstrates that you did not actually satisfy the requirement for state sponsorship
    PC

    Reply
  7. Steve Chan

    Dear Peng,

    I posted my NSW state nomination application as Accountant (General) on 26-11-2013 and received an acknowledgement e-mail with Reference number from NSW trade and investment on 28-11-2013. However, in that acknowledgement e-mail they mentioned that “Currently we are processing applications received on 16-10-2013″.
    It’s been more than a month now but I haven’t heard back from them as yet. Will you please tell me what should I do and should I be worried? Your response in this regard will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Steve Chan

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Steve,
      I’d call the NSW state government authority – they are processing your application so they are the only people that can provide you with an update.
      PC

      Reply
  8. Tabu

    Dear Peng,

    I have applied for 190 Visa (NSW) along with my family (Wife + Kid) and my profession is Software Engineer. I submitted the documents in the month of June and PCC /Medicals in July 2013, till now my visa is under progress.

    In the site they have mentioned the processing time is 12 weeks but in my case it is beyond that. Is there anything to worry or it is a normal processing time?

    What would be the max processing time to send the grant letter?

    Thanks in Advance
    Tabu

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Tabu,
      Normally processing time is around 3-6 months. There is no max processing time. You need to contact the Department if you want an update.
      PC

      Reply
  9. Marinda

    Hi, we were granted 489 in NSW, unfortunately my husband is finding it difficult to find employment. Can a 489 from NSW be transferred to another regional area in another state?
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Marinda,
      As far as I’m aware, you can live in another area – your 489 will not be cancelled. But you may not be able to meet the requirements for permanent residency though the 887 visa.
      PC

      Reply
  10. Kelly Ag

    Dear Peng,

    I applied NSW SS 190 5 weeks ago, in the website they stated that processing period is 12 weeks, in the acknowledgement e-mail they mentioned that “Currently we are processing applications received on 16-10-2013″.

    Do u have any idea of the date they are now up to ? To be honest, I am really worried about my application even though my application has reached before 24 of December.

    Also do I need to think of Plan B ?

    Your response and advice in this regard will be highly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Kelly

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Kelly,
      I don’t have any NSW SS applications pending so I’m not sure what current processing times are like.
      PC

      Reply
  11. Joel

    Hello,
    I do appreciate the wealth of information being offered on this website.
    I have been confused about the conditions of NSW SS 489 visa grant that says, ” the holder of the visa must stay, work or study in the nominated region for two years and be employed for at least one year”.
    Does that mean that, visa holders must only work in their nominated occupation or they can work elsewhere if they can not find employment readily in their chosen profession?
    If an urban planner for instance work as a baker for a year within the two years, would that still fulfill the conditions for application of Permanent Residency?

    Looking forward to getting a response from you.

    Thanks
    Joel.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Joel,
      My interpretation is just that the holder of the visa must stay, work or study in the nominated region for two years and be employed for at least one year. The obligation doesn’t require you to work in a particular occupation.
      PC

      Reply
  12. Tehsin

    Hi
    I have a question for you.

    I have applied for an extension of student visa and waiting for outcome. Can we apply for PR (190 visa) ? Can we submit another application to DIAC as one application is already in process?

    Thank you and waiting for reply.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Tehsin,
      It is possible to have more than one visa application pending with the Department at the same time. You should be able to lodge a valid 190 visa application if you are currently holding a Bridging visa A, or a substantive visa such as a student visa.
      PC

      Reply
  13. tim

    Hi peng

    realy nice side.

    i need your help. i have applied for SS in NSW for subclass 489 dated 5/1/2014. approximately when my application will be processed? which application is proessing right now?
    i have another question , how long an application become valid after submission?

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Tim,
      I wouldn’t have this information – you would need to contact the NSW state government authority.
      PC

      Reply
  14. Ankita

    Hi Peng

    I hold a 489 visa sponsered by southern inland(nsw)….does it mean that i have to live &work in that particular region……my visa condition 8539 states that i can live anywhere in regional Australia (there is a postcode list available)….please suggest so as to get through visa 887 after 2 years.

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ankita,
      My understanding is that you need to live in that particular regional area if you want to meet the requirements of the 887 permanent residency visa, which is the visa that 489 visa holders transition to.
      PC

      Reply
  15. john

    Hi there,
    Have applied for 489 family sponsored to NSW on end of october 2013 still waiting for invitation any guesses??? When will I get one..

    Reply
  16. yashu

    hi sir,
    i am yashu and launched my 489 VISA(offshore) on 20th jan 2014.My friends who launched visa (offshore)on 1st and 6 nd of jan 2014 and got there case officer on 16th and 17th of feb 2014 respectively. I am still waiting for my case officer. Can u s say when i can expect my case officer ?
    Thanks,
    yashu

    Reply
  17. Mohsin Karim

    Hi There,

    I would like to ask a very important question. My application was finalised back in November for NSW statesponsorship 190.

    Is it important to move to NSW and am I able to apply for my citizenship without moving to NSW.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Mohsin,
      From what I understand, the Department will not cancel your visa even if you do not live in the sponsoring state. But I have only heard this from other people – none of my clients have tried to live in other states.
      PC

      Reply
  18. Omar Hasan

    Hi there !

    I , Omar Hasan, am a 28 years old and have received positive skill assessment result based on my previous study back home with 2 semesters of my studies here in Australia from ICAA as a General Accountant and I have got IELTS 7 in each though currently I m an full-time international student under Visa subclass 573. I think currently i have 55 points altogether.

    I am just wondering if I can apply for NSW regional state sponsorship (SUBCLASS 489) now an a Genaral accountant ? or by changing my ANZSCO code to External Auditor or to anyone suitable ?

    My 2nd question is , if now I apply for subclass 489 in NSW and then my application is accepted can I Apply again for 190 once NSW open again their SS after 1st of july ?

    And my last Question is, Among all accounting occupations which one gets quicker response of Nomination at subclass 489 and subclass 190 ?

    With thanks
    Omar Hasan

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Omar,
      NSW state sponsorship is closed until the next financial year. I don’t think that you can get sponsorship for a 489 visa.
      You can apply for a 190 visa as a 489 visa holder.
      I think that processing time is the same for all occupations.
      PC

      Reply
  19. John

    Hi there,

    Am John just wanted to know is there an individual cut off point for each occupation on SOL list to recieve invite for 489 family sponsored visa (NSW)? If so where can I find that. Thanks.

    Regards,

    John

    Reply
  20. Md Mizanur Rahman

    Hello,
    I am Mizan, I was assessed before as general accountant, want to apply for 489 visa for Orana being assessed again Management accountant, now have 50 points trying get more by Naati and IELTS, so that can apply for 190 or 189,
    I hard that my EOI will be locked for 60days, and would not be able to apply for any other visa before expiring, my age going to be 40 in 15,oct,2014. Can I apply for another EOI for 190 when points available while 489 will be processing.
    one more question, I was interested for Southerninland,nsw as close to me, but they are not getting any accountant, do you have any information that they are going to again?
    I am waiting for your reply.
    Kind regards,
    Mizan

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Mizan,
      I think that you can have an EOI lodged for a 190 and 489 visas at the same time – but I haven’t done this for any of my clients before.
      I’m not familiar with that region in NSW.
      pc

      Reply
  21. Het

    Hi
    I have got 489 from NSW. Should I live three or I can live in any regional area? If i live in diffrent area, would it affect on my PR?
    My second question is can I change subclass 489 to 189 or 190 if I get 7 bands in IELTS?

    Thanks
    Het

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Het,
      You need to work and live in the designed regional area if you want to apply for PR under the 887 visa. You can apply for a 190 or 189 visa if you meet the requirements.
      PC

      Reply
  22. sunny

    Hi Peng,
    How are you, thanks for your support on this blog.
    I have one tricky question which i cannot find the proper answer on internet.
    Actually, my wife applied her first student visa onshore in january 2014. that visa has been refused in feb becoz the application was invalid. they said that application must be offshore for the first student visa application. Now we are on MRT.
    On the otherhand, in this mean time, i got my degree assesment and we are now eligible for 489 visa.
    to apply for that visa, we cannot launch onshore becoz of MRT.
    can we take bridging visa B to travel offshore, once we apply for that visa, Can we come back with that bridging B travel rights? or do we need to stay there until we get our decision for 489.
    pls help with this question.

    thanks
    sunny

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Sunny,
      You can leave and come back on the BVB since the processing time for the 489 visa will certainly take a few months – say 3-6 months. You can be in Australia at the time of decision.
      PC

      Reply
  23. Pari

    Hi Peng,

    I have few queries that I am not aware about.
    1.Details of the IELTS eligibility band for 261313 in New South Wales (NSW) State Sponsorship 190 Visas.
    2.Is there a seperate skill assesment for NSW state sponsorship? I am asking this because I have already done my ACS skills assessment for 261313.

    Thanks in advance for the help.

    Reply
  24. santosh gurung

    Hi,
    I will be finishing my professional year in May and i will get my certificate at the end of June only. If NSW state sponsorship, subclass 190 reopen in July, shall i be able to apply for state sponsorship? What make me worried is my full skill assessment will be done at the 1st to 2 nd week of july so i just want to know that i will be able to apply subclass 190 or it will be too late.

    Thankyou.

    Santosh

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Santosh,
      You can apply if you meet the requirements – NSW state government has not released its requirements yet. I don’t that invitations will be exhausted immediately – state sponsorship should stay open for a few months at least.
      PC

      Reply
  25. Pradeepa

    Hi Peng,

    If we apply for NSW SS visa 190, Can we live anywhere in NSW state ? Is NSW have any designated area for 190 visa that we need to live there for 2 years? The reasong why I am asking this is, we are in 457 visa and already living in Sydney, If we get 190 visa for NSW, can we continue our staying anywhere in NSW .?

    Thanks for your reply.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Amrit,
      NSW state sponsorship is currently closed. It should re-open from 1 July 2014 so check the requirements after the NSW has announced the requirements.
      PC

      Reply
  26. April

    hi,

    for visa 190, (if occupation on the list when reopen in july) is work experience necessary?
    or meeting the point base test is enough?

    thanks!

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi April,
      Having work experience is not a mandatory requirement for the 190 visa – you can meet the visa requirements without any work experience.
      PC

      Reply
  27. Reshna

    Hello Sir,
    We are living in sydeny for the last two years ,we currently hold a 457 visa. Now we are planning to apply for 190 Visa. Does the two years we stayed NSW prior we lodge the application will satisfy the mandatory two year stay as they mentioned in 190 visa? Thank you

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Reshna,
      The commitment is to live in the state for 2 years from grant of PR.
      PC

      Reply
  28. bikash

    Hi,

    What do you think will the state sponsorship will re-opens in july? just bit concerned for it…

    Regards
    Bikash

    Reply
  29. Arun Jose

    Hi,
    I have been living in regional area for last 2 years with 457 visa.Now can I apply for 887 visa?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Arun,
      887 is not for 457 visa holders. It is for:
      Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489), a Skilled Regional visa (subclasses 475, 487), a Skilled Independent visa (subclass 495), or a Skilled Designated Area visa (subclass 496)
      PC

      Reply
  30. Duff

    Hi Peng,

    I am going to apply for 190. can i go ahead and apply EOI now so that when it opens in
    July I aleady have EOI number? Thank you so much.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Duff,
      You can prepare a EOI but you can’t submit until the state sponsorship application is approved.
      PC

      Reply
  31. anya

    Hi peng,

    I have received the invitation for the regional nsw (489), the problem is that i want to wait till July and apply for 190 visa in NSW. if i waited, my invitation for the 489 will be affected by new rules starting from 1st July?
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Anya,
      I’m not aware of any upcoming changes that will affect the validity of an invitation.
      PC

      Reply
  32. Roman sen

    Dear peng,
    can cook also apply for 190 visa?
    Is last year on 2013/14 , is cook was on list for state sponsorhip of nsw?
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Roman
      Sorry but just need to wait for the list to be released – no point in guessing the occupations on the list.
      PC

      Reply
  33. Tan

    Dear Peng
    I have applied for sponsorship with 55 points in Electrical Engineer occupation in NSW, southcoast region in 26-5-2014 ; at the same day for EOI.
    My visa 485 will expire on 6-6-2014.
    Today is 1-6-2014.
    Can i apply for 489 directly after getting approval of sponsorship from regional authority?
    Or still i have to wait for EOI invitation?
    I have only 5 more days in hand.
    What should i do now?
    Thanks

    Reply
  34. Sujay

    Hi,

    Referring to your reply
    “Hi Duff,
    You can prepare a EOI but you can’t submit until the state sponsorship application is approved.
    PC”

    What do you mean by prepare a EOI.
    Do you mean to say just fill in the EOI form and keep it as a draft
    Or
    Submit EOI completely and wait for State Application form.

    Thanks a lot for you help

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Sujay,
      Depends on the state’s process – some states want you to submit your EOI and you need to provide them with this reference number before you can finalise your state sponsorship application.
      PC

      Reply
      1. duff

        thank you so much peng. I think NSW does need to ask for EOI number in order to file for nomination if im not mistaken

        Reply
  35. Harry

    I have 489 Regional Sponsored Visa for South Coast NSW so to
    get the PR there is a condition of staying the specified regional area
    for 2 years and 1 year work experience in the regional area we need to
    show. South Coast has given me sponsorship but unfortunately i am not
    able to fine the job there so is there any way that i can move out to
    other regional area and find the job there like in south Australia
    Adelaide?

    Can NSW give me NOC for moving out from the regional area.?

    Regards
    Harry

    Reply
  36. rahul

    Dear peng,
    I’m in rsms via. I’ve just completed my first year and now I moved to Melbourne. I left my employer with mutual agreement coz he doesn’t need me anymore and I tried to find a job in same area but unable
    to find any job.than I moved to city coz I got job offer from here. I’m planning to apply citizenship, does that creates any troubles to me??? Immigration does any further investigation on my citizenship application that weather I’ve completed my 2 years or not. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Rahul,
      I don’t think they would undertake such an investigation but this is just my opinion on this matter – can’t guarantee that they won’t look into this.
      PC

      Reply
  37. vidya

    Hi peng,
    I am interested in applying for 489 visa in NSW. My question is with 489 visa do i have to live and work in specific designated area for 4 years or Do i have to live in designated area for 2 years and any regional area 2 years confused.Can you please suggest. Will i get a PR after 2 years is it 100% guaranteed(will follow all the immigration rules) and if in the future immigration rules change will that effect my chances of getting PR.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Vidya,
      You need to work in the designated regional area for 2 years before you can apply for PR under the 887 visa.
      It is possible for the law to change which can affect your eligibility, but I’m not aware of any upcoming changes to the 887 visa.
      PC

      Reply
  38. Rami

    Hi Peng,

    I am planning to apply for 190 subclass(NSW). Just want to know for software engineer(261313), what is the minimum eligibility criteria for IELTS?

    Thanks
    Regards,
    Rami

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Rami,
      Last year, there was no additional English requirement for NSW state sponsorship other than satisfying the English requirement for the visa.
      Requirements for NSW state sponsorship for the 1 Jul 2014 FY have not been released yet.
      PC

      Reply
  39. verma

    Hi Peng,
    I have recently got my suitable skill assessment from ACS with major ICT and 8+ experience.
    Now as per said that the NSW will reopen on 1st july…I am waiting to apply for NSW state sponsership
    under subclass 190.Will it be ok as I got 55 + 5 ( State Sponsership Points ) = 60
    My question is how much is or will be the current fees in july for applying NSW state sponsership and
    Moreover where is the link to find that fees structure.
    How long will NSW take to approve and give the Invitation.
    I shall be very grateful if you could answer me briefly…

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Verma,
      Need to wait for these details to be released.
      Processing time will probably be around 8-12 weeks.
      PC

      Reply
  40. verma

    Thanx peng,
    Right it just few more days…But pls do tell me how one should apply the NSW state sponsership…I mean what forms we have to fill…I have heard there are 4 forms..which are they and from where I can download them..Do I have to send them via post or is it online as like submitting the EOI..Moreover do I have to provide any evidence finding job or reference from employer while applying for NSW state sponsership..

    Reply
  41. raj

    Hi Peng,

    I have one quick question?

    I have already applied for 489 fs in vic under accounting stream , Got CO ,Submitted all docs, but got the delay email as no more spaces for this Financial year .

    My question is that can i apply for 190 NSW when it reopen in july ?

    will it have any impact on my 489 fs decision ?

    Many thanks

    Reply
      1. vikas

        Hi peng
        i have a question my case officer is been allocated for last 3 months with the genric delay mess . i am guessing they gona start processing aplication from 1july just wondering how long its gone take for Apprival after all the document submitted.
        Thanks
        vikas

        Reply
  42. John

    Hi Peng,

    Is it possible for people who got >60 points in skills assessment, and the salary of 100 K+/annum, to submit application for EOI in order to get PR without IELTs score? They do have studied their education in English medium.

    Regards,
    John

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi John,
      You need to satisfy the English requirement for the visa – there is no exemption on the basis of salary.
      PC

      Reply
  43. Anoop Mukundan

    Hi Peng,

    I have applied for eoi for regional sponsorship Murray regionin September 2013. Got 60 point .but still I haven’t got any feedback from there side till nw…its almost 10 months waiting for invitation.
    Really worried about the situation .
    Is it normal.applied for ANZSCO 323412.

    Any idea when was the last time anyone from this occupation was got eoi invitation ??

    Pls. Help me.

    Reagrds,

    Anoop

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Anoop,
      Best to call the NSW government authority to check on your application because 10 months sounds like a very long time.
      PC

      Reply
  44. Joji George

    Hi

    I have completed my skill assessment and plan to apply for NSW state sponsorship. Since it is closed till July,can I put in my EOI now or should I wait till it opens.Will my application be considered later if I apply after July since people are putting in their EOI even now.
    Please advice.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Joji,
      Since it is closed till July,can I put in my EOI now or should I wait till it opens – that depends on the process for applying for sponsorship as specified by the NSW government authority. I’d wait until they have specified the process for applying for sponsorship.
      PC

      Reply
  45. Sush

    Hello,

    I have NSW State sponsorship PR(190) and currently moved in Sydney. If i get an opportunity to work in other states like Melbourne, can i still take it up?

    Regards
    Sush

    Reply
  46. Max

    Peng,

    I have applied for my skills assessment to Engineers Australia under Washington Accord, Is it possible to apply for NSW Sponsorship for 190 Visa prior to have positive outcome or should I wait till I receive a positive outcome?

    I am talking about state nomination application and not the 190 Visa application Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Max,
      That depends on the process for state sponsorship that is dictated by the state government authority – but you can’t apply for NSW state sponsorship until 1 Jul anwyay.
      PC

      Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      I’d wait until until the NSW state sponsorship process and requirements are released in full.

      Reply
  47. Mandeep

    I applied for state nomination in nsw in the last week of feb… But the state nominations were closed from march to july.. I want to know that when the department will declare the result for nomination and how long i have to wait…

    Reply
  48. Rohit

    Hi Peng
    can you please help me let me know if 263111 will open up for 190 visa this year on 14th July for NSW??
    as per the information on NSW website, it says all occupations on the CSOL list for 2013-14 + 3new occupations will open up for 2014-15 program.
    Can you please confirm if this would be true that 263111 will open up this year.
    SA has already marked it under special condition, which is really disheartening as it moved from high availability to special condition within 1 day and not sure if will remain like this for complete year.
    Rgds
    Rohit

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Rohit,
      Sorry I’m not sure if they occupation will be sponsored – just need to wait for the list to be released.
      PC

      Reply
  49. Sanket

    Hi,
    I am a Software Engineer and I want to apply in 489 category in NSW. Can you please tell when should I apply?
    And what are the chances of getting visas for Software Engineer? When the state will open the quota ?

    Thank you.

    Reply
  50. Roman sen

    Dear peng cheng,
    Is any chance for chef to be in nsw state sponsorship list this year? Was chef on state sponsorship list last year?
    My age is 25 , ielts 6 each , diploma in hospitality management and cert 3 in cookery. I have 15 months part time experience and 9 months full time experience. So can i apply for 190 visa , if chef added to nsw sponsorship list?
    Thank you
    Roman

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Chef should be on the NSW list this year. Can’t determine if you meet the requirements just based on the above information.

      Reply
  51. Sajib Bose

    Hi Peng,
    Currently I am holding 457 Visa. To apply for 190 Visa currently I have 55 points according to skill select point system. Now Can I apply for state sponsorship and submit my EOI at the same time? Or I have to wait to get nominated for state sponsor before submit my EOI? And when I can apply for 190 Visa? Can you please help me?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Sajib,
      Each state has their own process so have a look at the relevant state government’s website. For example, WA want you to submit your EOI and then apply for state sponsorship.
      PC

      Reply
  52. hasan

    hi,

    I habe positive report from ACS and ielts 6 in all bands. if i get 5 point from state sponsership it will become 60
    I want to apply for 190. i hope 261313 will be in list for NSW.
    If it is in list then i will file eoi. what will be next step after filing EOI:
    1. Do i need to provide any additional document or any form? i saw that everything will be online now onwards.

    What i get PR grant in 190.
    is it conditional PR?
    Do i need to travel immediately after PR grant to meet 2 yrs living and 1 yr working criteria?
    Or after entering the country this condition will apply?

    second, what if can not work for 1yr in those 2 yrs?

    Please suggest. Do i need to work on IELTS and apply for 189 or i can go ahead and apply on 190.

    Regards,
    Hasan

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Hasan,
      Your PR grant will specify the date by which you need to enter Australia.
      190 visa is just a permanent resident visa – there are no condition attached.
      In terms of state sponsorship, you need to apply in accordance with the process specified by the state government authority.
      PC

      Reply
  53. Tanz

    Hi there
    My question is regarding state sponsrship. I have been searching for cook but i cant find it. Or can i apply on chef
    And i got TRA in Dec2009 it should be still valid? And i dont have any employer their who can sponser me but still can i apply sponseship? And how long does it take for visa approval?
    Because iam already on BVC
    Thanks
    Tanz

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Tanz,
      You’d need a positive skill assessment as a Chef, not Cook. SA sponsors Cook if you meet their requirements.
      PC

      Reply
  54. Naresh

    Hi Peng,
    Thanks for valuable information provided in the site.
    On reading your responses I would like to ask you a query on NSW SS program.
    1) I had given IELTS and scored L=6.5, S=6.5, R=W=6, I did not file ACS yet, Can I File ACS (how long dose it take) and apply for NSW SS in July 14, I am worried if I miss the chance of NSW SS, please suggest ?
    2) Points scored are 55 and what are other options if I miss NSW SS to migrate to other States?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Naresh,
      You need a positive skill assessment at the time that you apply for state sponsorship.
      Can’t determine the state that you should apply through just based on the above information – you’d need to complete ACS and see which occupation that you are approved for.
      PC

      Reply
  55. Shayne Nghiem

    Hi Peng Cheng,

    Currently, I have 45 points in total at the moment and hold an IELTS certificate which the overall is 7, but the W and S are 6.5. Can I still be able to apply for the state nomination in order to obtain 5 points from the state. Meanwhile, I still need to sit for IELTS exam to get 7 in each band.

    Moreover, one of the requirements is the applicant must have at least 60 points. Does this mean anyone who has lower than 60 can not apply for this sponsorship? Without the IELTS 7 or 8, this requirement is absurd. Why would anyone want to apply for this visa when they have already obtained 60 points?

    Thank you for answering my questions.

    Regards,

    Shayne

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Shayne,
      You need to be entitled to 60 points after you are approved for state sponsorship. So if you are applying for the 190 visa, then you need to have at least 55 points before the 5 points that you get for state sponsorship.
      I think that for all states, you need to be entitled to 60 points when you apply for state sponsorship (that is 60 points after state sponsorship is granted).
      PC

      Reply
  56. chamara

    Hi Peng Cheng,

    Can a 489 visa holder transfer to Adelaide within the first two years of the visa in the case that he doesn’t find professional work in the particular regional area nominated ?

    Is Adelaide a regional area or a restricted area(city) for 489 holders?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Chamara,
      You can move away form your designated and sponsoring regional area, but then you won’t be able to apply for the 887 visa which requires you to live and work in the designated regional area.
      PC

      Reply
  57. Desmond

    Hi Peng,

    Is it a must to have your work experience assessed together with your qualifications? I have obtained a positive skills assessment for my qualifications, but when i did my assessment I did not include my work experience. Would I still be able to lodge the application based on the positive skills assessment and still claim points for work experience? I am looking at both a subclass 189 and 190 visa.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Desmond,
      It is not mandatory to have the skill assessment body assess your work experience. If you can demonstrate the relevant work experience, then you can be awarded points for this and your case officer would undertake this assessment.
      PC

      Reply
  58. chamara

    Hi Peng Cheng,

    I have 50 points at now (including IELTS, Qualifications and Age) and i applied for the 489 visa (Regional NSW). I also wish to apply for the 190 NSW visa after July 14 for the Management Accountant occupation. However my birthday is on August 7th and i could only claim 30 points after my birthday for the 190 visa since i’m 24 at now.

    Do i have any option to apply for the 190 visa within July as i could pass the age at the time of processing the application. Do u have any suggestion for this as i think that NSW will stop the first session of applications before my birthday?? Sorry if it sounds stupid.. ;-(

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      I think that the relevant NSW government would only look at the points that you are currently entitled to. If you don’t have 60 points, then I don’t think that you can even apply.

      Reply
  59. sridhar

    Hi Peng,

    I am planning to apply for NSW SS. Right now I have 55 points +5 points(SS). The information which we have as of now is that they take 1000 applications per slot.My EOI is ready. Can I goahead and apply on 14th. What will be the application charges.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Sridhar,
      Sure applications should now be open – check the NSW government website for current charge.
      PC

      Reply
  60. Anoop Mukundan

    Hi peng,

    i have submitted eoi for nsw regional sponsorship.
    I will have my five year experiance in August 16 which will allow me to have 60 points.
    Since I have included my training time also as experinace while lodging eoi,heard that training is not included as experience.

    suppose if I get my invitation in July itself ,as they give 60 days to apply for visa DIAC.and I apply it after august 16.as I want to be in safer side..as I will complete my five years work experinace will prove my 60 points.

    want to know when I apply to diac work experiance is calculated from the day of visa lodged date or the date when we get the invitation is recieved .

    Regards ,
    Anoop

    Reply
  61. Krishh

    Hi Peng,
    I’ve applied for 489 RSMS Visa for Orana(NSW) in Jan 2014 and still awaiting decision from DIAC. Now that NSW has reopened 190 my Mrs and myself are now eligible to apply for 190 as our occupations are listed on CSOL and we have satisfied the req points. Can u kindly provide me answers for the below questions.
    1. Will i be able to apply for a 190 visa for NSW as i’ve already recieved a 489 RSMS nomination from the same state or do i have to withdraw my 489 application.
    2. If my 489 visa is granted, Can i add myself as a secondary applicant to my wife’s 190 applicaton.

    Any information reg this would be of great help.

    Regards
    krishh

    Reply
  62. Jay

    Hi,

    I just tried to apply for NSW 190 visa in the morning.
    I started the application but I got an error in between.
    Now they are showing that it is closed for review.
    What does that mean. Will I get a chance to apply again.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Jay,
      I know that the website a number of issues today but we don’t have the information that you need – suggest that you call the NSW state authority and ask them.
      PC

      Reply
  63. senthil

    Hi,

    Today i have submiited my EOI ,but unfortuantealy not able to apply for NSW occupations,as the site opened and closed in a minitue.Kindly advice what has happened ?and what are the possiblities to apply?

    Regards,
    Senthil

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Senthil,
      I know that the website a number of issues today but we don’t have the information that you need – suggest that you call the NSW state authority and ask them.
      PC

      Reply
  64. Dharam Kppadiya

    I am trying to look for the online application link for NSW SS, but failed.

    Kindly guide me for the same, its not opened yet or closed.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Dharam,
      I know that the website a number of issues today but we don’t have the information that you need – suggest that you call the NSW state authority and ask them.
      PC

      Reply
      1. Tony

        FYI-This is what I have found on the site. Does this mean the application is closed in a day already?

        NSW was pleased to receive a high number of applications in the first 2014-15 intake. We are currently reviewing the applications received and will make an announcement regarding further opening in due course. The online application system will not be available until further notice.

        Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          We don’t have this information – suggest that you call the NSW government authority to confirm what their plans are.

          Reply
  65. Denilson

    Did you guys have found the online form?

    I have been looking for this form for half an hour without sucess.

    Cheers!

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Website states: NSW was pleased to receive a high number of applications in the first 2014-15 intake. We are currently reviewing the applications received and will make an announcement regarding further opening in due course. The online application system will not be available until further notice.

      Reply
  66. Shiva

    Hi peng!
    I access form and even made payment but failed to upload
    Any document and failed to select intended nomination ( general) accounting. Since
    Website was not showing those info at the time. I even put wrong email
    Address so didn’t received any confirmation of payment but I have the receipt number. I was curious will it b invalid if I miss those field. I send mail and uploaded regarding the issue to the given inquiry email address.
    Wot u think they will accept it as a conditional or reject it?

    Regards
    Shiva

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Shiva,
      Suggest that you call NSW state sponsorship as we don’t have this information.
      PC

      Reply
  67. vinothkannan

    Hi,

    I am planning to apply for regional sponsored visa in NSW, would like to know what is the difference between state sponsored 190 visa and regional sponsored 187 Visa apart from number of years for VISA. I would like to settle down in Australia.

    Regards,
    Vinoth

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Vinoth,
      187 is an employer sponsored PR visa. 190 is a state sponsored PR visa.
      Eligibility requirements for these 2 visas are very different.
      PC

      Reply
  68. Adam

    Hi Cheng

    My query is regarding the happening on 14 july 2014 with NSW Server.It is mentioned on website that it is closed till further notification on due course.I just want to know that will they open 14 july intake again or we have to wait for oct intake only..Because i have number of files of customer for this state.

    Even i see on immi.gov.au that due to some reason they are going to make eoi panel inactive on 20 july to 21 july till 4 AM.
    Regards:-
    Adam

    Reply
  69. Aaron

    Hi !
    I have one simple query :
    – I have already submitted EOI for one skill category ( Skill Code 261111 Visa 189, 190 ). Is it possible to submit another EOI for a different category ( Skill code 135111 , Visa 190 ), while first EOI is still active ?

    Regards

    Reply
  70. DIBAR

    Hi Peng
    Luckily I could submit the form for NSW SS on 14/07 for System Administraotr. I have submitted all the relevent files. Got ACK mail and Payment receipt with reference number. Is there still a chances that state can reject my application and wont send the invitation?

    Reply
  71. Anoop Mukundan

    Hi peng,

    As I have submitted my application in august 2013 for 489 regional sponsorship in Murray region and my occupation is tool maker which is suspended now.
    Due to some miscommunication with regional assessing officer they have not processed my application.when I called them this July after almost one year they have told me to resend the application again,when asked weather they gonna process it,they said they will see to it since I have applied long back in august 2013.

    Can you let me know can I get the invitation?
    Even if I get invitation will my application be on hold in diac if I submitted for visa grant since the occupation is suspended in that particular region.

    Pls. Suggest what to do ?
    Should I proceed with my application or should I submit to new area where my occupation is open.?
    Regards,
    Anoop

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Only the NSW state government body can tell you how they will deal with your application.
      You need state sponsorship approval before you will get an invitation from DIAC.
      Maybe looking for state sponsorship from another state is an option – I’m not aware of any state that sponsors that occupation.

      Reply
  72. prdp

    Hi Peng,
    I have completed ME from UOW, NSW on 2010-2012 with 48 credit points, am I eligible to clam for Australian Study Requirements.
    Regards,
    prdp

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Prdp,
      You need to satisfy the below requirement to claim 5 points:

      You can receive five points if you have completed one or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications for award through a course or courses taken at an Australian educational institution.

      Your course or courses must:

      be registered through the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Course for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
      have been completed in a total of at least 16 calendar months
      have been completed as a result of at least two academic years of study
      have given all instruction in English
      have been completed while you were physically in Australia
      have been completed while you held a visa authorising you to study in Australia.
      A course can be counted only once towards the Australian study requirement. Any failed course subject cannot be counted.

      As evidence that you completed the course or courses, you need to provide:

      a certified copy of a completion letter from your educational institution, including
      the dates the course began and ended
      the date the course requirements were met
      the location of the campus where you studied
      certified copies of course transcripts.
      Two academic years of study is defined as 92 weeks of study in a course or courses registered by CRICOS. CRICOS determines a standard duration (number of weeks) for each course.

      This is a measure of the amount of study you have completed, rather than of how long it took you to do it. The study does not have to be full time.

      You can take longer to complete course work, but you will be credited with the number of weeks that CRICOS determines as a standard duration. For example, if it takes you 92 weeks to complete a course that CRICOS says should take 78 weeks, you will receive credit for 78 weeks only.

      If you are given credit for prior learning, you could be exempt from taking a relevant course. An exempted course cannot be counted towards the Australian study requirement. Credit cannot be counted on the basis of study done either overseas or within Australia in a non-CRICOS registered course.

      The 92 weeks of study could contribute towards the award of one of more acceptable qualifications. In this instance, the courses of study need not have been done within a 24-month period. It is possible to have a break between completing the first course and beginning the second.

      PC

      Reply
  73. Neeraj arora

    Hi peng

    I am now on 485 visa . Unable to lodge nsw ss . Still have 55 points
    Doing nursing ( registered nurse job) in Sydney for more then
    20 hours per week from last 1year . Can I claim 5 points for
    Experiance to apply. 189 sub class visa .

    Thanks
    Neeraj

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Neeraj,
      Sure – you can claim points for work experience if you worked as a registered nurse and it was over 20 hours per week.
      PC

      Reply
  74. Shaz M

    Hi Peng,

    Im currently on subclass 485 Graduate Visa. I have already scored 55 points – Age: 30, Education: 20, NAATI: 5, i am currently enrolled for professional year for Accounting as well.

    My question is to you that, can i apply for state sponsorship for NSW for next intake? I have IELTS 7 in each band except (W:6.5) and my Accounting degree was assest for my Temporary Residency visa (485).

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Shaz,
      Sure if you satisfy the requirements, you can try and lodge an application as that occupation is sponsored.
      PC

      Reply
  75. Erika P

    Hi Peng,

    I have a quick question… I’ve been granted with a 190 visa (NSW) a month ago, but I recently got an offer from my job in Victoria for an ongoing position in my field. I was getting ready to move from Melb to Syd, but I can’t refuse this opportunity here. I wanted to send a letter to NSW government asking for a release from my 2 years commitment but I read in its FAQ’s that they don’t give letter of release from that commitment… What can I do? What would be the best way to do things right?

    Thanks in advance!

    Erika

    Reply
  76. Md. Rahman

    I have applied for 489 (sponsored-provisional) visa and I wish I would be granted on next month. In that case would I be eligible to apply for 190…….if the answer is yes then do I have to lodge a EOI again to be nominated/invited to apply for 190 visa.

    Reply
  77. Anil

    Hi peng ,
    I hold australian diploma and I m working in related field , if I do TRA then I will get 5 points as a partners skills to file pr or not cause my wife have 55 points . I have diploma in baking Ian i m working as baker.
    Thank you
    Anil

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      To claim 5 points, you need to demonstrate:
      Partner skills

      You can receive five points if, when you are invited to apply for this visa, your partner provides evidence that they:

      were under 50 years of age
      had at least competent English
      had nominated an occupation on the same skilled occupation list as your nominated occupation
      had been assessed by the relevant assessing authority as having suitable skills for the nominated occupation.

      PC

      Reply
  78. Vicky

    If I have done the skill assessment a month back from ACS for the skill “Business Analyst’ and it has been positive. Can I apply for another skill assessment to ACS for the skill “Software Engineer”.

    Reply
  79. chamara

    Hi Peng,

    I have a question to ask from you regarding the 887 PR Visa that could be gained with the accomplishment of conditions attached with the 489 visa. Can someone gain 887 visa even if their occupation is not available in either SOL or CSOL at the time of applying for the 887 visa? (given he/she has completed 2 years stay in a regional area of Australia and worked full time for a one year). Generally the SOL and CSOL is subjected to be changed within 2 years and if the relevant occupation is removed, will it have any impact for the 887 visa?

    Thank You

    Reply
  80. ricky

    I read all your comments regarding 489 state sponsership. you said we can not move any other rehe truth regional area but the truth is we can move if we get relieve letter from nominated area council then we can live two years in any regional area and work dere for 1 year and for sure eligible for 887.
    Thanks.

    Reply
  81. Sarah

    Hi Peng, my current visa is 572 (dependent) may i know whether i can apply 190 visa as themain applicant upon receiving an invitation?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Sarah,
      Check your current visa to see if there is any condition on it which will prevent you from lodging a 190 visa application. If no such condition is on your visa, then you should be able to lodge a valid application.
      PC

      Reply
  82. Arun Raj

    Hi,

    I had Applied for 489 visa to southern inland on 17 July 2014, still now CO is not allocated. What will be the processing time and when I can expect my visa?

    Arun

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Arun,
      That just depends on the work load of that case officer. Generally speaking, you should get a decision in around 2-4 weeks time.
      PC

      Reply
  83. John

    Dear Peng,

    John here, applied 489 family sponsored EOI on 28th february still waiting for invitation any suggestion from your side when will I get or expect one?. Thanks

    Regards,

    John

    Reply
  84. usman

    Hi
    I have a question that to claim partner points do she/he need to do ielts to assess his/her degree. My partner did MBA finance and did she need to get 7 each in ielts to assess her degree from CPA?

    thanks

    Usman

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Usman,
      Yes your partner would need to obtain a positive skill assessment for an eligible occupation, as well as satisfy the English requirement:

      Partner skills

      You can receive five points if, when you are invited to apply for this visa, your partner provides evidence that they:

      were under 50 years of age
      had at least competent English
      had nominated an occupation on the same skilled occupation list as your nominated occupation
      had been assessed by the relevant assessing authority as having suitable skills for the nominated occupation.

      PC

      Reply
  85. Xiangjian Tan

    Dear Peng,

    Tan here. I am interested to apply for State sponsorship visa (190). I have 3 year University Lectureship experience back in overseas (in my home country). I am about to complete my PhD at Sydney Uni. As it is stated in 190 visa that “Visa holder need to spend 2 year in the sponsoring state (nsw in my case). Also, Citizenship requirement is that applicant need to spend 4 years lawfully which includes 1 year on permanent residency. I want to ask that,” as i have spend 3 years on student visa and australian citizenship require 4 years stay lawfully. Do i need to spend 1 year or 2 year on state sponsorship visa”. 1 Year on state sponsorship will make me eligible for citizenship (3 year student visa+ 1year on 190 visa). Can you please guide me in this regards.

    Thanks
    Tan

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Tan,
      You’d need spend another 12 months as a PR holder before you can apply for citizenship:
      If you became a permanent resident on or after 1 July 2007 the residence requirement is:
      You must have been living in Australia on a valid Australian visa for 4 years immediately before applying, including 1 year as a permanent resident, and
      You must not have been absent from Australia for more than 1 year during the 4 year period, including no more than 90 days in the year immediately before applying.
      PC

      Reply
      1. Xiangjian Tan

        Hi Peng

        Thank you for your prompt response. Indeed, its very helpful. Thank you for it. I still has little confusion with regard to 2 Year stay in nsw on 190 visa because the nsw website (http://www.business.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visa-and-migration/skilled-sponsored-migration) Says “Live and work in NSW for the first two years of your visa”. After PhD i would be in sydney for 3 years. So do i still need to wait for 2 years on 190 visa to apply for citizenship?

        Also, 190 visa allow me to stay anywhere in nsw or it is upto the nsw state to decide where i will settle. From this, i mean to say that do they have condition like “Applicants might be asked to settle in remote regional areas of nsw instead of Sydney or they are free to settle anywhere in nsw?

        Thank you once again PC

        Sincerely
        Tan

        Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          The residency requirement for citizenship is:

          If you became a permanent resident on or after 1 July 2007 the residence requirement is:
          You must have been living in Australia on a valid Australian visa for 4 years immediately before applying, including 1 year as a permanent resident, and
          You must not have been absent from Australia for more than 1 year during the 4 year period, including no more than 90 days in the year immediately before applying.

          You can live anywhere in NSW as a 190 visa holder.

          Reply
  86. parag

    Hi Peng,

    Just wondering is there any hope of getting marketing specialist or customer service manager back on NSW list or not ?

    Reply
  87. Dhyana

    Hi Peng

    I have applied for the 190 subclass visa and submitted the EOI on july 10th 2014 for NSW. I haven’t yet received any invitation. I have exactly 60points. Could please let me know how much time it would take and also , do I need to submit/courier any supporting documents to NSW so that I can be invited to apply for the Visa.
    Your reply on this is highly appreciated.

    Best Regards
    Dhyana

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Dhyana,
      Suggest that you call the NSW state government authority if you need an update in relation to your application – we don’t have this information.
      PC

      Reply
  88. Reza

    Dear Peng,
    I have recently finished Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from University of Newcastle, Australia. I am 30 years old now. I have already assessed my undergraduate degree in Materials Engineering by Engineers Australia and my qualification is in the NSW SOL list . I am planning to apply for NSW State Nominated 190 visa soon. My questions are:

    1. From NSW Trade and Investment website I found that the application will be open on 14 th October 2014. Does it mean 00:00 hrs or just midnight on 14 th October 2014 the application will be open and from the previous 14th July intake do you know usually within how many hrs 1000 quota get filled out or the application get close?

    2. After applying if I get the state nomination and 190 visa from immigration, is it compulsory to live in NSW for 2 years? For example, if I do not get any professional job in NSW and in the mean time if I get a job offer from Queensland, can I apply to immigration to consider my case and request them to waive the condition to let me move to Queensland while I am still having the 190 visa.

    I would be grateful if you please answer the questions.

    Regards
    Reza

    Reply
  89. ehab

    hi,
    NSW accept 1000 application per round for 190 visa nomination, does this mean that all the applicant will be nominated? and does nomination grant the visa.
    how long does it take for issuing the visa for applicants who have 60 points?
    which is better for me to apply for visa 190 with score of 60 points or visa 489 with score of 65 points?
    my wife is pregnant is it possible to change the number of the dependents after nomination or while processing the visa?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ehab,
      Think they will only issue invitations to applicants that are assessed as eligible.
      Not sure what processing times are like – suggest that you call the NSW state government authority.
      You should be able to add a newborn to the visa application.
      PC

      Reply
      1. ehab

        hi sir,
        thank you for your advice, would you mind answering the above question:
        which is better for me to apply for visa 190 with score of 60 points or visa 489 with score of 65 points?

        thank you

        Reply
          1. Ehab

            Thanks for your response.
            Does each Visa type has an assigned number of applicants to fill? For example, if Visa 190 has a 100 vacancies, it will be issued for the highest points of 100 applicants. And the same case will be applied for Visa 489.

            Or, DIBP arrange the two hundreds applicants from the highest scores to the lowest and then issue to them the visas. This may lead that Visa 489 may be issued to 150 applicants and Visa 190 to 50 only. So, if I have more points regardless the type of visa, my chance will be greater.

            Thank you

  90. Sanj

    The Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa Sub Class 489 states that, ‘The holder of the visa must stay, work or study in the nominated region for 2 years and be employed for atleast 1 year’.

    Having been granted the 489 Visa (nominated occupation being an accountant) and already moved to Peth WA, my question to you is –

    Have you confirmed with DIMP that the obligation does NOT require one to work in their nominated occupation?

    Jobs are hard to come by and I do not want to take something and be told later that it was a wrong move.

    I await your response. Thank you.

    Reply
  91. mishy

    Hy
    I applied 489 visa on 28 august ( off shore) can u please tell what is the processing time of this visa? And also tell me tjat after getting the visa I have to live in regional area for two years but if I ll live n work there only one will I eligible for 887 visa?

    Regards
    Waiting for your response

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Mishy,
      Processing time is around 3-6 months.
      You need to live and work in the regional area to become eligible for the 887 visa.
      PC

      Reply
  92. Sunny

    Hi peng,

    I have invitation to apply for 489 visa in june from orana nsw region. We already applied visa waiting for co to assign.
    In this mean time my wife’s got her skills assessment and now i can claim 5 points for spouse.
    So, i got 55 points in my hand. The question is can i apply for 190 visa from NSW while 489 is in process?
    Is there any complications, because both the applications on my name and it from same state too.
    Thanks in advance for ur help..

    Sincerely
    Sunny

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      You can lodge a 190 visa even if you hold or are applying for a 489 visa. If you hold a bridging visa at the moment that is associated with the 489 visa, then you can apply for the 190 visa.

      Reply
  93. Chinki

    Hey Peng,

    I wanted to check that if currently I am residing in Sydney, NSW on dependent 457 visa being a spouse and had a positive skill assessment and also meeting the 60 points criteria which makes me eligible to apply for Subclass 190 visa.
    I am confused and my concern is that being in NSW , is it ok to apply for the state nomination application for the same state (NSW) or I have to be out of that state or Australia to apply for the same, please advise if you can.

    Thanks
    Chinki

    Reply
  94. aly

    Hi ,
    Plz advice me if 489 and 190 visa can be applied simultaneously for same state ? I mean is there some legal restriction ?

    Reply
  95. Devang

    Hello Peng,

    I have received a positive ACS assessment just about 2 days ago. Next, I am planning to apply for state sponsorship with NSW.

    – Saw that Systems Analyst occupation is on the list of accepted occupation
    – IELTS score – W 6.5 S 7 R 7 L 8.5

    My question – Is NSW open at this time of the year, still please

    Best
    Devang

    Reply
  96. kabir

    Hi Mr. Peng,

    I am in 489 visa, i have fulfilled all requirements of 489 visas, but my ielts expired? do u think i have to submit the valid ielts document at the time time of 887.

    thanking you
    kabir

    Reply
  97. dbaral

    Hi Peng
    I have applied 190 visa recently but my wife got good offer to work as a registered nurse in another state.
    As I am the main applicant can she go to other state to work.
    Thank you

    Reply
  98. Kabir

    Hi Mr. Peng,
    thanks for your previous reply. but my question was do i need a valid ielts to apply for 887 after fulfilling all the conditions of 489 visa? because i am already in 489 visa and its already been 1.5 years and i am planning to apply for 887.

    thanking you
    kabir

    Reply
  99. Navdeep singh

    Hi Mr. Peng

    I am mechanical engineer and having 6 years experience in same field. I have only 55 points and trying to get 5 more by relative sponsership to fulfill requirement of 60 points (applying in 489 sub class visa). I would like to know how much time will taken to complete whole process after getting poistive assessment responce.

    Thanking you

    N.s bhatti

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Navdeep,
      Department’s average processing time is around 3-6 months from the date that you lodge.
      PC

      Reply
  100. Massa

    Hi Peng,

    I hold a PR visa 190 from South Australia, work opportunities are so hard here in SA, I am thinking in applying for 190 Visa in NSW. Shall I need to start the process again from the beginning? Shall I pay the complete fees again for submission? Shall I apply it for me only and my family can continue on their old SA 190 visa?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Massa,
      You have PR already, so it would be a bit redundant to apply for PR again. I’m not sure if the Department would take any action if you moved states – suggest that you ask the Department.
      PC

      Reply
  101. Karen Gohilde

    Hi

    I just received a 489 visa. The region that has nominated me is mid north coast, nsw. I would like to ask if we can move to victoria as it is a regional area except melbourne. I know I will not be able to meet the requirements for an 887 visa. But I just want to make sure that even if we move to a different regional area in a different state, that the 489 visa will not be cancelled. And that I can still apply for 190 visa in the future once my points are enough

    Thank you

    Karen

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Karen,
      As far as I’m aware, the 489 visa isn’t cancelled. But I haven’t had a client move states in this situation. Yes you can apply for a 190 visa if you satisfy the requirements.
      PC

      Reply
  102. kris

    Hi Peng,

    I have previously applied for MRT and Minister intervention due to 485 Temp graduate visa rejection and the outcome was negative so i had to leave Aus 6 mnths back . Will i be able to apply for a 489 subsequent entrant visa as my spouse is holding a 489 visa.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Kris,
      I don’t think that it is possible to lodge a dependent 489 visa application if the primary visa has been granted already.
      Your partner may be able to include you in a future visa application.
      PC

      Reply
      1. kris

        Thanks for your reply Peng,
        I’m sure my partner will not be lodging 887 for another 2 years. so do you mean i’ll have to wait till then.

        Reply
  103. Karen

    Hi Peng,

    Thank you for your reply. Do you have any idea how soon should I relocate to the regional area once the 489 visa is granted? Because I am still working and living in a non-regional area.

    Thank you.

    Karen

    Reply
  104. moon

    Hi Peng,
    I have applied my EOI 6th of June for 489 family sponsor visa ,my family leaving in Perth and myself and my hubby,we are leaving in Melbourne.I have not received yet my Invitation.Would you please let me know how long it can take ,also send me a contact number where i can ask regarding my EOI delay issues .Thank you so much.

    Reply
  105. wale

    I am the Primary applicant on a 489 visa but it’s hard getting a job here in NSW south Coast, can my wife work in another state like Melbourne and I hope it will not affect our 887 visa application in the future.

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Yes your wife can live in a different state. Only the primary visa applicant needs to live and work in the designated regional area in order to satisfy the requirement for the 887 visa.

      Reply
  106. moon

    Hi Peng,
    This is moon again,thank you so much to reply me,do you have any idea,how long can take to get my Invitation.
    Thanks .

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Depends on a number of factors: when you submitted your EOI, how you compare with other applicants etc. But current data suggests that you should get an invitation with 60 points.

      Reply
  107. Noze Jung Thaoa

    Hi
    I have filled EOI(Regional state EOI not skill select) for regional state sponsorship 489 for Southern Inland NSW on 13th Oct 2014. Can you tell me how long it will take to get invitation from state to apply application.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Noze,
      We don’t have this information – suggest that you call and ask the Southern Inland body.
      PC

      Reply
  108. Nimar

    Hi peng,

    I have applied for state sponsership visa subclass 190. By the time i will have received the invitation to apply permanent residence visa my IELTS Certificate will be expired. My wuestion is : do I Have to redo an IELTS Exam again and get minimum acceptable score prior to apply to the visa subclass 190 ? Thank you in advance for your reply.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Nimar,
      Yes you need to have a valid IELTS result at the time that you receive your invitation to apply.
      PC

      Reply
  109. Anish

    Hi,

    I have submitted EOI under 489 FS with 60 points under 263111 occupation on 27/03/14 for Victoria. Could you please advise when i could expect the invitation or from whew i can get that information.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Anish Gupta

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Anish,
      We don’t have this information – suggest that you ask the Victorian state government authority that you applied to.
      PC

      Reply
  110. tanjina

    hi mr peng,

    i am planning to apply for 489 visa very soon, and i am currently in sydney working full time and in 485 visa.

    1. after getting the 489 visa, how many days will i get to move in to regional area?

    2.And after getting the visa will i have work right in sydney till i move in to regional area or i will loose it immediately after getting 489 visa?

    thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Tanjina,
      Sorry I’m not sure if there is a specific timeframe by which you need to make the move. I suggest that you ask the Department.
      PC

      Reply
  111. ali

    Hi peng
    I find your information on website quiet helpful. Here I have one question.
    I got my skill assessment for bachelor on geology from my country plus 3 year oversea experience. So this way I got 15+5+30 age.
    Now please how much point I will get as I got two year diploma from Australia I.e from ACT.
    On website they said 10+ 5 if it is from regional area.so canberra is regional area.its means I will get 15 points.
    Please advise me.
    Thanks
    Ali

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ali,
      You get 10 points for a diploma completed in Australia. ACT is not regional for purpose of ‘Study in regional Australia’.
      PC

      Reply
  112. Dudz

    hi,
    i’m already 55 points and 6.0 in all subtests in IELTS. If I will apply subclass 190 and request a sponsorship visa in NSW, do I have a chance for the nomination and the subclass 190 visa?

    Reply
  113. mishy

    hy peng

    i applied 489 visa after getting the invitation from the region and at that time i was holding MRT so i applied my visa off shore but i m still in Aus now my case officer is assigned but the problem is that he is saying that my skill statement is old more than three years but still my visa in progress so can u plz tell me on this basis my visa will be rejected? or if in case my visa rejected can i apply again MRT ?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      You need a valid skill assessment result at the time of application, and a skill assessment result is considered to be valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue.

      Reply
  114. mishy

    Thnx for ur replay but when I applied for region nomination I used the same assessment and they appeoved it and send me invitation ? Now my question is they will refuse my application?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      It is up to the applicant to ensure that you satisfy the relevant requirements before applying. Getting an invitation doesn’t necessarily mean that you satisfy the relevant requirements.

      Reply
  115. YAA

    Dear Peng,
    I have got EOI approved for 489 visa from regional nsw area while my question is after getting this visa i enter in Australia validate my visa and leave Australia for 3 years and come back to regional area last year of my visa after completing my last year defenetly i will be not able to fulfill 2 years living condition to get Permenet visa so can authrities extend my visa or case is i need to return back to home country if i dont fullfill the requirement

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Yaa,
      You won’t be able to apply for a 489 visa again, unless you satisfy the relevant requirements for the 489 visa.
      PC

      Reply
  116. mani

    Greetings for the Evening
    i have received any invitation from south australia to apply for 190 visa , have paid the fees , (this visa is mixture (based on my sister’s sponsorship & my job listed in the sol list). paid my visa fees on 2nd october. will there be any verification , or will they directly ask for medical . how long will it take for my 190 visa .

    Reply at the earliest.

    Regatds
    mani

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Mani,
      Once you lodge the application with the Department, processing time is around 3-6 months.
      PC

      Reply
  117. Chinki

    Hey Peng

    I wanted to check that can I apply for the state sponsorship application (for subclass 489) for NSW if I have my real brother living there but my occupation is not available in state list.

    I am confused that is it necessary to have relative as well occupation in the list both or I can apply onlt on this that my real brother is living there.

    Would appreciate if you can clear the same.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Occupation needs to be on the Skilled occupation list if you are applying for family sponsored 489 visa.

      Reply
  118. Dudz Allas

    Hi Peng,
    I checked other state and my profession as Telecom engineer needs an IELTS of 7.0 in all subtests. However, in NSW, I can’t find the English qualification of my job. I’m already 6.0 in IELTS, can I apply the subclass 190 visa in NSW since I’m already 55 points?

    Thanks,
    Dudz

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Bushra,
      That occupation is currently sponsored by a number of regional NSW areas, such as Orana.
      PC

      Reply
  119. Asiri

    Dear Peng

    I applied for NSW 489 regional sponsorship from Southern Inland. After lodging my EOI on their web site, they have accepted me to forward the application form. I posted the documents on 27th Oct and they have received it on 30th Nov. There was no any acknowledgment from them. So I sent a mail regarding my applications and after that they have replied that they received the application and they will inform via an email within 15 working days. Still I am waiting for my EOI approval. Can you please help me, why they are this much slow.

    Reply
  120. Jinesh

    Hello Peng,

    I went through your Q&As & found very interesting & helpful. Really appreciable!!

    I would like to have your opinion regarding my profile. I am an Electrical engineer(233311) & my points are: Age-30, Education-15, WorkEx-10.
    Total=55. IELTS 6 in each. Should I go for 489 or 190 in NSW?

    Second thing I would like to know that in how much time will it take to complete this whole process for PR?

    Reply
  121. awais sehgal

    hi peng,

    i have few question.
    I am looking for some state sponsorship option.
    I have done my Bachelor’s of IT from griffith uni brisbane australia ( graduated sept 2013).
    I lived in australia 2009 – mar 2014 . Now i am in USA. I have AFP AND positive assessment from ACS as developer programmer. i don’t have any other australian visa at the moment.

    1.What is the option for me?
    2.I will email you all my documents for initial assessment if you want.

    Regards,
    awais

    Reply
        1. awais sehgal

          hi peng,
          i have see on this web site .
          is it true or not.

          Occupation List updated
          Applications open
          Applications close (4-6 weeks after opening or when 1000 application limit is reached)*
          14 July 14 July 11 – 25 August
          1 October 14 October 11 – 25 November
          7 January 19 January 16 February – 2 March
          1 April 14 April 12 – 26 May

          Reply
          1. Peng Cheng Post author

            Any current information that you find on the NSW state government website should be accurate.

  122. Desire

    Hi,

    I would like to ask a question about changing current visa into new one. Me and my husband were granted visa sub 489 , sponsored by QLD Government, this September but as soon as my diploma is recognized we will have enough points to apply for visa 189. We would like to stay in Queensland but still we would like to apply for visa 189 since its better for us. Also, I am 32 at the moment but if everything goes as we plan we will apply for new visa before my birthday so that I still can get points based on my age. Do you have experience with changing visas? I read in one of the previous questions here similar question and you answered that is possible to apply for new visa, but from your experience – is there a hope that we can get 189 or there is big possibility that our request will be refused?

    Thank you.

    Kind regards,
    Desire

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Desire,
      Yes you can apply for a 189 visa as 489 visa holder. If you satisfy the relevant legal requirements, then the 189 visa should be granted.
      PC

      Reply
  123. Aravind

    Hi,

    I have 60 points including state sponsorship point.But in the pdf file it is mentioned that developer programmer position is suspended in NSW.Will it be enabled in the February.
    Please let me know

    Thanks
    Aravvund

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Aravvund,
      You’ll need to contact and ask the NSW government – we don’t have this information.
      PC

      Reply
  124. ramkumar

    Hi Peng,

    I have 3 yrs exp in australia.going to apply for 190 visa…. my questions is related to acs statutory declaration. My company is not ready to give the reference letter with roles&responsbilities,so I have requested one of my colleague in working in same company but in Singapore to get a statutory declaration from Singapore. I have 5 yrs overseas _ experience in INdia and 3 yrs australia exp in same company..but i am getting statutory declaration from a colleague from same company working in singapore. Will ACS accept that statutory declaration. your advice is much appreciated.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ramkumar,
      Stat decs can be accepted if ACS requirements in relation to state decs are satisfied.
      PC

      Reply
  125. Devang

    Hello Peng,

    I did receive my ACS clearance end of Q3 last year and as per my points tally, I qualify to at least apply for SS for NSW. Considering that SS for NSW is next to open in the month of February, should I be filing my EOI in advance ? As of now, I have an EOI draft created and hence an EOI reference number in place, however, not sure if NSW process would allow me to submit it in advance to the opening of the gates ? Just do not want to tamper without being sure.

    Thank you
    Devang

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      You’d need to direct these questions about their process to the NSW government that manages state sponsorship applications.

      Reply
  126. Irin

    HI Devang ,

    My case is quite similar with you.Could you help me by sending some information like – if u want to submit an EOI [489 class], do you need to apply for state sponsorship & gain it prior to submit an EOI? Additionally, do i able to apply to avail sponsorship from more than one state?

    Reply
  127. aly

    You are always a support ! One quick question , my husband has applied for 190 , currently we have bridging c . Now , the thing is , we need to travel overseas ! Is it safe to do so ? Can there be any problem ? I mean the state NSW would want him to be in sydney ? Plz help out , m freaked out

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      I don’t think that you can travel if you hold a BVC because this will cease when you leave Australia, and you can’t apply for a BVB as a BVC holder.

      Reply
  128. Vinodini

    Hi Sir

    My husband and I are trying for PR and have 55 points. We have ACS clearance for analyst programmer. Is there a chance that NSW will open that quota and will you help us to post the application?
    Also on what basis will NSW select applications? Is it online or paper based?

    Please help us

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Vinodini,
      You’ll need to contact the NSW state government authority since we don’t have this information.
      PC

      Reply
  129. Devang

    Thank you for your response Peng.

    Hello Irin,

    I am sorry but I have not explored details around 489 sub class – mine would be 190.

    As for submitting EOI, I just did so on Australian governments skillset portal – my processing agent confirmed that submitting an EOI can be done at any point in time and every time you make a change to your application, your submission date keeps getting revised as well..!!

    Having said the above, NSW should be soon announcing the day on which they would open the doors for state sponsored category – for the likes of us – in the month of February. I am being told that the rush is so heavy that sometimes within say an hour of the portal opening up, they receive enough applications to go on for 2 quarters.

    All the best to All of us.

    Best Regards,
    Devang

    Reply
  130. Pawan Agrawal

    Hello Peng,

    I have applied for Visa 190 for NSW. I have filled EOI and waiting for response. Can you please tell me how much time normally it takes?

    Regards,
    Pawan

    Reply
  131. Liton

    Hi,
    What’s the difference between visa 190 & 489 in respect to facilities after arrival in Australia?
    [such as medical (health), security, child education, job search etc. etc.]

    What are the concern issue which may discard/diapprove for visa 887? (bridging visa to 489 & 190)

    Regards,

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Liton,
      This isn’t a migration law query – you’ll need to ask the relevant government authority such as medicare.
      PC

      Reply
  132. Ajith

    Hi,
    Im currently holding 457 visa and working in Sydney,NSW. I have applied for 489 relative sponsored visa where my sponsor is living in Victoria. I like to know couple of things here
    1) Once 489 Visa is granted, what happens to my 457 visa?
    2) Incase my 457 visa is getting cancelled while granting 489 visa, whether I will get enough time to settle things in NSW like vacate my house, resign job….etc?

    regards,
    malaya

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ajith,
      1. Once granted, your 489 visa will just replace your 457 visa.
      2. You should be able to apply for a Bridging visa E which will allow you to remain in Australia until a decision is made on the 489 visa application.
      PC

      Reply
  133. Shakil Ahammad

    Hello Peng,

    I find your information on this website is very much helpful. I have submitted EOI in SkillSelect for NSW nomination for Visa 190. Now I am waiting for the response. Would you please tell me how long it may take to receive NSW invitation to apply for nomination?

    Regards,
    Shakil

    Reply
  134. Devang

    Hello Everybody,

    No response back from NSW yet. I have filed my EOI on 19th Jan 2015 – going by the speculation, something should materialize in another 2-3 weeks.

    All the best to All of us.

    Kind regards,
    Devang

    Reply
  135. sushma

    Hello Peng,

    I have submitted my EOI on february 16 2015 for NSW state sponsorship, my and my spouse ACS code is for software engineer (261313). Can you tell me max how much time it takes for us to get the invitation mail for the nomination.

    Regards,
    Sush

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Sush,
      There is no maximum time – there are a number of factors which affect when you get your invitation as explained above.
      PC

      Reply
  136. sushma

    Hi friends,

    I am also waiting to hear some thing from NSW for so long… If any one got any response could you please let us know the information.So that it would be a great help for us.

    Regards

    Reply
  137. Shishir

    Dear Peng Cheng,

    It’s a very useful blog !

    I submitted my EOI 3 weeks ago and looking for NSW 190 state sponsorship.
    Can I submit another EOI in future, if any other state is opened for state sponsorship ?
    Because we can select only one state (or any state option) in seeking state sponsorship. And NSW will not consider my EOI if I select “any state” in that case.

    Looking for your valuable advice.

    Reply
  138. Abhi

    Hi,
    As NSW has opened nomination for ICT codes, I have an query regarding partners point. I have +ve ACS for 261311 which in both SOL and CSOL. And my wife’s code is 225112 which is only in CSOL and got +ve assesment from respective authority. Could you please let me know if I am eligible for 5 points for NSW state sponsorships.
    Thanks,
    Abhi

    Reply
  139. gagan

    Hi,

    I have applied for invitation of 489 family sponsored with 60 points. My EOI is updated on 24-12-2014. Its been 2 months and 2 weeks up, but i did not get any invitation yet.
    Moreover, I am worried . Company i have worked in for 5 years is going to shut soon.
    Can you please tel me how much time maximum can take to get invitation?
    what if my company shut?

    Thanks
    Gagan

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Gagan,
      Sorry but we can’t advice on this – the Department sends out 1 or 2 invitation rounds per month. We don’t know how the Department runs this process, other than the information that is publicly available on the Department’s website.
      PC

      Reply
  140. Shishir

    Dear All,
    Eagerly waiting for NSW state nomination. Is their any update ? Did they start to send invitation this year ? If any body already have, please let me know.

    Reply
      1. Ali

        I have applied on Feb 8, not yet have received invitation…and currently they have issued only 16 invitations as mentioned on their website under skillselect tab (invitation round, state & territory nominations).

        Reply
  141. zaid

    Hi,

    I have applied for 190 visa. I would like to know if the bridging visa for this subclass is granted automatically or do I need to apply for a bridging visa in a separate application. My current student visa expires soon.

    Thanks
    Zaid

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Zaid,
      If you lodge an onshore, your visa application includes an application for a bridging visa. The BVA should be granted to you shortly after the Department acknowledges receipt of a valid application. You can contact the Department directly if you haven’t received your BVA grant.
      PC

      Reply
  142. tenzin

    Hi Peng,
    I have submitted my EOI on 21st March 2015 for state sponsorship 190. Could you please advice how long is the processing time. When should I expect to receive an invitation to apply for nomination.

    tenzin

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Tenzin,
      The state government that you are applying for should have information in relation to average processing time on their website.
      PC

      Reply
  143. Shishir

    Hello !

    Recently I have submitted my EOI for NSW State sponsorship. At the moment I have total 55 points.
    I’m using same EOI for Visa- 189 , 186 & 489.
    I would like to know that is there any chance to loose possibility to get NSW SS, since I’m looking for others visa option also (at same EOI) ?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Sorry we won’t have this information. You’ll need to contact the NSW state government to ask about their selection process.

      Reply
  144. Ali

    hi,

    Does the “Submitted” tab change to “Invited” in SkillSelect after one gets an invitation for 190 or only through an email the department let us know?

    Regards.

    Ali

    Reply
  145. sungil

    Hello,

    My skill assessment was appoved as positive, but VIC sponsorhip was rejected.
    Canberra recently closed nomination for overseas applicants.

    How often does the state update the occupation list?

    Is it possible to receive another positive outcome for a occupation different from the first one from the same assessing authority during the same work period?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Sungil,
      You’ll need to contact the state government for this information.
      In relation to the skill assessment query, we would need to complete an assessment before we can answer this.
      PC

      Reply
  146. Mitesh

    Hello Peng,

    I have applied for NSW EOI in February,2015.
    My Total point including state sposnerships 5 point is 60.

    My SOL Is under Mechanical engineer 233512.
    Do you see any chance for receiving invitation for visa application?

    How long it takes for the process of EOI submission and Invitation send out?

    Thanks,
    Mitesh

    Reply
      1. Shishir

        Hello Mitesh !

        I’m also waiting for NSW state invitation.
        My SOL Is under Mechanical engineer 233512 , have 60 points and submitted EOI on February.
        Please let me know if you get invitation.

        Reply
          1. Shishir

            People are getting NSW invitation who have IELTS 7 in each band.
            having 6 / 6.5 IELTS score & less then 8yrs job experience means very less opportunity to get invitation.

          2. Mitesh

            Wish some positive comes out of this..

            I have 6.5 over all,
            6, 6.5, 6.5, 7 : L R S W:
            With 10 years experience.
            Hope this goes through…

            Do u fit to their criteria?

  147. Prashant Shrestha

    Hi peng,
    If you put an EOI and are invited by the state. Is there further selection process or just providing documents in line with EOI is enough to be nominated? What is probability of being nominated?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Prashant,
      That depends on the state that you are applying to. Check the state government body’s website for relevant steps.
      PC

      Reply
      1. Prashant

        Hi peng
        are there further selection process after you have been invited? If you do meet the criteria and provide supporting documents for nomination. Are there other factors involved in nsw ?checked website but didn’t say much…hope y9u can help thanks

        Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          Hi Prashant,
          No – you can proceed with visa lodgement after receiving your invitation.
          PC

          Reply
  148. NJ

    Hi Peng,

    I live in SYD since feb2012 and continuing to work on 457 work visa. I have plans to apply for NSW State sponsorship(190) in jun-jul2015. Unfortunately I could not find my ICT occupation in any other state/regional sponsorship list of Australia states (ICT software engineer/ICT Systems administrator).
    My question here is I have a job offer in Brisbane(4010) which I have to commence from April2015, If I apply for NSW state sponsorship and could not come back to NSW for serving 2 years what could be the situation ? do they cancel my PR ?
    I have my 457 visa expires on 13Oct2015.

    Please suggest.

    Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi NJ,
      My understanding is that the Department may cancel the visa. This is at the Department’s discretion to investigate and take action so we can’t provide any specific information.
      PC

      Reply
  149. Shishir

    Hello Mitesh
    Great ! Your 10yrs experience will keep you ahead.
    Wish you good luck.
    I’ve 6.5yrs exp & Over all IELTS score 6.5
    My EOI is also 2months old only. So I’m little disappointed.

    Reply
    1. Mitesh

      Hi Shushir,

      Let keep finger crossed. And hope for positive out come..
      Still waiting for any response.
      Did any one received the Invitation recently?

      Regards,
      Mitesh

      Reply
  150. Amit Rathi

    Hello Peng,

    I find your information on this website is very much helpful. I have submitted EOI in SkillSelect for NSW nomination for Visa 190. Now I am waiting for the response. Would you please tell me how long it may take to receive NSW invitation to apply for nomination?

    Regards,
    Amit

    Reply
  151. Thu

    Hello,
    Thank you for posting these useful pieces of information. I am reading through the post again and again and there is one question that still I can not find the answer. I am a student from Vietnam and I am applying for a master course in University of Wollongong in the city of Wollongong which is around 80 km away from Sydney. My question is whether I can get 5 points for Study in Regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area (excluding distance education) when I apply for a PR later on? Or on which website can I find a list of universities or regions that will help me get this 5 points?
    Thank you for your time.
    Best regards,
    Thu

    Reply
    1. Mitesh

      Hi sandy,
      Congratulations…

      May I know what was your point score and which category you have got invitation?
      Was it for Subclass 190?

      Thanks
      Mitesh

      Reply
    2. Peng Cheng Post author

      Yes the invitation doesn’t indicate the documents required. You can find the standard checklist on the Department’s website.

      Reply
  152. surendrapaudel@outlook.com

    Hi Peng,
    I submitted EOI for NSW 190 visa on february 03 2015. I heard that it takes 3 months and now its over? What shall I do now? please suggest me

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Surendra,
      You’ll need to contact the NSW state government authority if you want an update in relation to your application.
      PC

      Reply
  153. kirandeep

    Hello my name is kirandeep kaur, I am on student visa. I am 25 years old and doing masters in nursing. I have one year experience in hospital after bsc nursing. I got 7.5 in ilets and cleared oet also. I have applied fir registration with Aphra.I want to get permanent residency in Australia.can u tell me the best way for me other than going for one more masters to complete 2 years study

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Kirandeep,
      Have a look at the 190, 189 and 489 visas. We can complete an assessment and advise in relation to your visa eligibility.
      PC

      Reply
  154. Amir

    hey, I am applying for subclass 190 visa. We have started to fill the application and there were 17 sections. At the end of the 17th page there is a submit button. I am not sure if the submit button will submit the application to the system.

    Also I want to know when we will have to make the payment during the application process. In addition, when will we have to do the medical?

    Regards,
    VA

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi VA,
      The application will only be submitted after you pay the application fee, which is the next section after pressing submit.
      Yes you will need to complete health examinations after lodgement.
      PC

      Reply
    2. Prashant

      Hi
      Amir
      Sounds like you have been nominated under 190 then applying for visa now. Good luck. Can you please mention how long did you have to wait from nomination application date till you received approval of nomination then invitation for 190 visa application ? And is that in nsw or other state? Thanks
      Prashant

      Reply
  155. Haider

    Hi,
    I am going to complete my one year master in june. I have already gotten my skill assessment done for electrical engineer 233311 , and 7 each in IELTS. So at the moment i have 55 points. is there a chance if I apply for 190 NSW SS or should i do one more masters and complete 60 points than apply.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Haider,
      We would need to complete an assessment before we can provide eligibility advice.
      PC

      Reply
  156. Ashwin

    Hi,

    I have sucessfully completed by skill accessment by ACS and my total points is now 55 (based on my age, education and work experience).

    I have attempted IELTS twice and was unable to score more than 7 in each band (W-6.5, R-8, L-7.5, S-7).

    I suppose with 55 points i am entitled to allow to apply for state sponsorship (Subclass 190) in NSW under ANZ- 263111 for which i may get additional 5 points which can make a total of 60 points.

    My query is what are the chances of my state sponsorship (NSW- Subclass 190) getting rejected with these points (55+5=60 points)?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ashwin,
      You would need to contact the NSW state government if you want to know your chances of receiving an invitation. Please see information in relation to our consultation service if you would like us to complete an assessment in relation to your visa eligibility.
      PC

      Reply
      1. Ashwin

        Hi PC,

        Thanks for your reply.
        I already contacted the NSW state govt for statesponsorship. They said in a generic statement that if you have 55 points then an additional 5 point will be given as a State Spn. to make it 60 and process for Visa under subclass 190.

        Thanks.

        Reply
  157. Sunny

    Hi peng,
    Have you got any info of NSW 190 2015 intakes?
    Have they started inviting people or not started yet, i have applied my eoi in feb, haven’t heard anything from them yet.

    Thanks heaps

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Sunny,
      You’ll need to contact the NSW state government authority for this information.
      PC

      Reply
  158. Bikramjit Gill

    Hello Sir,
    I had submitted my EOI long back. I have overall 7 band in Ielts and one year experience. I am wondering if NSW state inviting IT people? Do you have any Idea?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Bikramjit,
      You’ll need to contact the NSW state government authority for this information.
      PC

      Reply
  159. gagan

    Hi,

    i have applied in december and finally i got the invitation for 489 family sponsored in April,2015.
    I have shown my work experience from 2005 to 2011. now my company is going to be closed. when i contacted my skill authority( ACS), they said i need to give affidavit and extra stuff and go through the new application online as its been 6 months since i have received my positive assessment. so i have applied. I am also hoping to get it in this week.
    my question is :

    can i still apply for the visa under the same eoi as none of the information changed, but with extra documents and new case id.
    i am worried. i got only one month left to apply for the visa.

    waiting for the response.

    Thnaks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Gagan,
      You would need to update your EOI with the reference number for your new skill assessment.
      PC

      Reply
      1. gagan

        Hi,
        i have applied in december and finally i got the invitation for 489 family sponsored in April,2015.
        I have shown my work experience from 2005 to 2011. now my company is going to be closed. when i contacted my skill authority( ACS), they said i need to give affidavit and extra stuff and go through the new application online as its been 6 months since i have received my positive assessment. so i have applied. I am also hoping to get it in this week.
        my question is :
        can i still apply for the visa under the same eoi as none of the information changed, but with extra documents and new case id.
        i am worried. i got only one month left to apply for the visa.
        waiting for the response.
        Thanks

        Hi Peng,
        There is no option of updating eoi as the status is invited. None of the information changed.

        Can’t i show my both of the assessment result while applying for visa as nothing has changed just with extra document.

        EOI means you need to put right information in the forum. information which i have given was not wrong. so Can i still apply for visa with extra documentation by providing second assessment.

        Waiting for the response!!

        Thanks
        Gagan

        Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          Hi Gagan,
          Your EOI should have a reference number for your skill assessment. You would need to change this if you want to use a new skill assessment outcome.
          PC

          Reply
  160. Darwin

    Dear Peng,

    I just received my Skill Assessment for Accountant, from CPA yesterday. I have positive result for my edu, (11 out 12 Subject) and 5,4 years positive work experience. IELTS 7 each band. As i saw the occupation ceiling, it was said that the cut off for accountant was 10 Apr 2015. but I saw the cap was 5478, and results to date 5150, which means that there are around 300 places available.

    1. Can I still apply the EOI for 189 visa? or is it too late?

    2. With my points, Age 25, IELTS 10, Work Exp 10, and Edu 15 = already 60 points, If I apply the 190 Visa for NSW, it will be 65 points. Is the NSW State nomination visa 190 still open for Accountant?

    3. Is it true that Occupation Ceiling for visa 189, is not count for Visa 190? I mean, eventhough assume the cap already reach for Accountant in the 189 ceiling, I still can apply the NSW nomination?

    4. As for NSW state nomination, I have read that other states require applicants to have a job offer or graduated from the state’s respective university. As for NSW, based on I read on the web, it did not mentioned that. Based on my understanding, it said that as long as you fullfill the state requirement, though you are an overseas graduate and no job offer, you can submit. Is that true?

    Thanks for your kind attention

    Regards
    Darwin

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Darwin,
      1. You can still submit your EOI.
      2. It is still open as far as I’m aware.
      3. Occupational ceilings do not apply to, State or Territory Nominated, Employer Sponsored or Business Innovation and Investment visa subclasses.
      4. Job offer is not required for 190 NSW sponsorship.
      PC

      Reply
  161. Darwin

    Dear PC,

    Sorry, I have another question. I have 10 years of work experience, but there were 2 employments with a total of 5,4 years which was correlated with Accountant, and it has been assessed as positive by CPA.

    As for the other 5.6 years of un correlated work experiences, do I have to provide ref letters which was in accordance with:
    Employment references must meet the following requirements:
    •be written on the official letterhead of the company or government department providing the reference;
    •the letterhead should indicate clearly the full address of the company and any telephone, fax numbers, e-mail and website addresses;
    •the name and position of the person authorised to sign the employment reference should be typed or stamped below that person’s signature;
    •the contact telephone number of the person writing the reference should be included in the letter;
    •the letter should indicate the exact period of employment (including whether permanent or temporary, full or part-time), position(s) held, the duties undertaken and the salary earned – positions should not be described by generic titles (eg. research officer, public servant) but according to the nature of the duties undertaken (eg. research chemist, accounts clerk); and
    •a payslip from your current employment should also be included – this is especially important from applicants working in government departments.

    Thanks
    Darwin

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Darwin,
      Generally speaking, the case officer will only need work references for relevant work experience.
      PC

      Reply
  162. Gaby

    Dear Mr Peng

    I’m applying the New South Wales (NSW) State Sponsorship – 489 & 190 Visas. I have recently input the data into Skill select. Few days ago, I just checked again, and there was a miss typo. In my employment data it should be 7 September 2009, but i typed it 14 Sept 2009.

    And in one employment experience, which was not relevant and not claiming point, there was a miss type in the Company name, assume it should be Company ABC but I typed it Company ABD.

    The two mistake will not affect to my point at all.

    Can I still revise it on skill select?, since i have not yet got the invitation yet from NSW State.

    Thanks
    Gaby

    Reply
  163. nash

    hi peng,you doing a great job,

    I am on 489 visa and i have got a 3589 condition for me and my partner as well. While my friend has not that condition in the same visa subclass ( as he has got that visa 1 month back) for his wife, so can I request my case officer to remove that condition for wife.

    My second question is i have got an invitation for nsw 190 visa, can i apply for that visa while i am on 489 ? Is there any affect on my current visa (489) if i am applying a 190 visa and get visa rejection?

    from
    nash

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Nash.
      Sorry I’m not familiar with this condition.
      You can apply for the 190 visa as a 489 visa holder. I don’t think that a 190 visa application it will affect your 489 visa.
      PC

      Reply
  164. Mitesh

    Any one recieved NSW Invitation with 60 points and 6.0 IELTS? For mechanical engineer?
    What are the chances?

    Reply
    1. Ali

      Mitesh, as per my knowledge and information, they are resolving pending cases (esp of those who migrated to Aus by sea) that’s why they are too busy to send invitations on skillselect or for 190 visa.

      Secondly, with 60 points, they are not intending to send any invitations as there is a large pool of candidates with the same credentials as you mentioned, plus, for mech engrs you can’t even imagine the competition is very deadly….

      so its highly recommended to give IELTS again and score 7.0 atleast in each module otherwise there is no chance of receiving invitation this year…

      Though um a civil engr and they are really starving for this occupation, still i was recommended to give IELTS again and achieve a score more than 60 points.

      Hope this info is enough dear.

      Reply
  165. amit

    Hi
    For 190 nsw sponsorship do they distribute amongst skills or they issue only on the basis of score irrespective of skill thx amit

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Amit,
      I’m not sure – you’ll need to ask the NSW government authority.
      PC

      Reply
  166. Sanju

    Hi Peng,

    I am hoping to apply 190 visa by June this year. My occupation is an Analyst Programmer. I have a full skill assessment. I have 50 points now. I got 6.5 each for ielts. My partner is a baker, who studied in Australia. If we apply 190 visa from NSW, can we get 5 points as partner skills. If it is does he need to get 6 each for ielts? What are my chances? Please kindly consider my question.

    Thanks.

    From
    Sanju

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Sanju,
      You may be able to claim 5 points if your partner can obtain a positive skill assessment for an occupation on CSOL and demonstrate competent English ability.
      PC

      Reply
  167. amit

    Hi peng,
    How do they consider IELTS score for nomination my overall score is 7.5 but 6.5 in writing , will they consider 7.5 or in the band of 6.

    I am chemical engineer with 8+ years work ex,60 points with nomination,i applied for nsw nomination on 4th may,what are the chances.

    Should i keep waiting for invite or conclude myself as unsuccessful after 2 months if i do not get invited.

    will this years quota of nsw exhaust by june2015 end

    thanks really appreciate your support to everyone
    Regards
    Amit

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Amit,
      You get 10 points if you have Proficient English:
      To prove that you have proficient English you must provide evidence of one of the following:

      You have achieved a score of at least 7 in each of the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing) in an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test that has been undertaken in the three years immediately prior to lodging the visa application.
      You have achieved a score of at least ‘B’ in each of the four test components of an Occupational English Test (OET) that has been undertaken in the three years immediately prior to lodging the visa application.
      You have achieved the following minimum test scores in each of the four test components: 24 for listening , 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking, in a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) test that has been undertaken in the three years immediately prior to lodging the visa application.
      You have achieved a test score of at least 65 in each of the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing) in a Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic that has been undertaken in the three years immediately prior to lodging the visa application.
      You have achieved a test score of at least 185 in each of the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing) in a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test that has been undertaken on or after 1 January 2015 and prior to lodging the visa application.

      We would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to your eligibility – please see Contact us page.
      PC

      Reply
  168. Darwin

    Dear PC

    Another question, previously I asked about the minimum deposit for applying the visa 190, and it did not mentioned about any minimum deposit. How about the Sub Visa 190 for NSW. I have searched that other State require a minimum deposit, but for NSW, as I have searched thoroughly at the web, it did not mentioned at all. Is it not require for NSW?

    Thanks alot
    Darwin

    Reply
  169. Aisha

    Dear PC,

    i have applied for NSW 190 through SkillSelect in Feb 2015 but have not received the invitation. can i apply for 189 without withdrawing my 190 application at the same time?

    Regards.

    Aicha

    Reply
  170. Tam

    Hi there,

    I am a 485 visa holder at the moment and my visa is going to be expired in this late August. I have 50 points, including PY programs, but I have not had ielts band 7.

    1) Am I able to get another student visa by applying for a NATTI course?

    2) Or Am i able to extend my visa until I get 25 years old next February and apply for visa 190?

    Which one do you reckon is the best option referring to my case?

    thank you in advance!

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Tam,
      We would need to complete before we can advise in relation to your visa options – please see Contact us page.
      Sorry I’ve never assisted with a student visa on the basis of a NAATI course before so I’m not sure.
      PC

      Reply
  171. hafeez rahman

    Hi Peng,

    Firstly i would like to thank you for sharing such a wonderful information, am 29 years old want to migrate to Australia,i have IELTS score Speaking:7 reading:6 listening:8 and writing:6.5, my anzsco recommendation society given (262113 systems administartor) i have 5 years of experience in SAP as SAP BASIS consultant. Am i eligible ? to migrate Australia, May i know when these state sponsorship will be opened for year 2015. which website i can check for opening to apply.

    Please kindly help me

    Thanks in advance
    Best Regards
    mohammed

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Mohammed,
      We would need to complete before we can advise in relation to your visa options – please see Contact us page.
      PC

      Reply
  172. Aditi

    Hi Peng,
    I have visa 489, if I fulfill all the requirements of visa 189 that is if I get 60 points as per point tests of visa 189, can I apply for permenent residency through 189?

    Reply
  173. Aditi

    Hi Cheng, this website is really great you doing real good job. I have 2 questions:
    I have visa 489, can I apply for visa 189 if I get 60 points after trying for ielts and get 7 bands? And is visa 189 on quota basis? How much is the waiting time right now if so?
    According to visa point tests, one of area of point awarded is:
    Nomination/sponsorship (where required)

    Nomination by state or territory government (visa subclass 190 only)

    5

    Nomination by state or territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member to reside and work in a specified/designated area (visa subclass 489 only)

    10

    So even I haven’t completed 2 years of living in region can I still claim this 10 points? If not then why these points are awarded, because whoever got 489 after completion of condition they can and will apply visa 887. Can you also through some lights on difference between 489 and 190 and different between 189 and 190….

    Thanks in advance… Really appreciate your work.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Aditi,
      Yes you can lodge a 190 visa as a 489 visa holder.
      Yes there are occupation ceilings that apply – see skillselect website for information.
      Department processing time is around 3-6 months.
      Please see contact us page in relation to our consultation service.
      PC

      Reply
  174. Vinay Kumar.

    Vinay
    16/05/2015

    I wish to apply for visa subclass 190. I have an 18 months experience as cook. I started on 28 august 2013. So can i apply for visa 190 for NSW state sponsorship.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Vinay,
      We would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to your visa options – please see Contact us page.
      PC

      Reply
  175. prashanth

    Hi peng, i must appreciate for your whole lot of precious information.

    I am having 60 points(Age-30, English pro-10, Au studies-5, Graduate study-15). and am holding a positive skills assessment. I have applied for the EOI for 189 visa with these points last month. Now i wanted to apply an EOI for the 190 visa. Can i modify my previous EOI by adding 190 visa in it or do i need to start a fresh EOI for my 190 visa. Which one is more recommended. Thanks for your help and appreciated in advance.

    Reply
      1. Ali

        Peng,

        Reference to your chat above with Prashanth, I wanted to know if there is any problem in sending separate EOIs for 189 and 190 (two or three different states)? Combined, I have sent three separate EOIs uptil now. Should i withdraw other two and update only one EOI with both 189 and 190 options?

        Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          Hi Ali,
          You can nominate both the 189 and 190 visa in the same EOI. You can also nominate more than one state for sponsorship in just one EOI. I don’t see any issues with having multiple EOI, but we don’t do this for our clients.
          PC

          Reply
  176. Ali

    Dear All,

    By the grace of Almighty, just received the invitation today with 70 points (IELTS 10 points on 7.0 band in each module) from NSW on 190 in just 5 days after updating my EOI with new IELTS score.

    My area of profession is Civil Engr. 233211

    Best of luck to all.

    P.S. Dear Peng, I will budge you if I need any assistance further. Hope you will oblige.

    Regards.

    Reply
      1. Ali

        Dear PC,

        I have also received the invitation to apply for 189 visa. Could you please tell me if I have to go for medical examination and Police/character certificates before lodging the online visa application or the case officer which will be assigned to me will let me know when to submit these certifications?

        Regards.

        Ali

        Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          Hi Ali,
          You can upload police clearances after lodgement. You can also obtain your HAP ID after lodgement through your Immiaccocunt, and book your health examinations. You don’t have to wait for the case officer’s request.
          PC

          Reply
          1. Ali

            Dear PC, I am about to lodge my visa application online, and after that i ve to submit the fee through credit/debit card, but according to Pakistani Laws i cannot transfer the amount to any overseas account over a limit. please suggest some solution. Don’t they (DIBP) accept payorders/demand draft? if yes, in whose name i ve to send it and at which address?

            Thx.

          2. Peng Cheng Post author

            Hi Ali,
            Sorry but you’ll need to contact the Department with this payment query.
            PC

  177. tulasi

    Dear PC,
    Thank you very much for the information. I will be grateful if my confusion is cleared.

    I got 60 points including the SS 5 points and I want to apply for NSW SS. I have my positive skills assessment from AHPRA. But I did not receive any points for my experience as one of my previous employer got retired and I could not get reference letter from that employer. With out this employment I will have less than 3yrs of work experience. This is the reason AHPRA gave me a positive skill assessment for my rest of the employment (with other employer) but no points.

    My question is should I mention about this employment ( where in my manager got retired) in my EOI. If I do, then the system automatically adds up my employment duration and gives me points for work experience as it would be 3 plus experience. But because I could not submit reference letters from this particular employer to AHPRA and because this particular employment is not assessed by AHPRA, should I not mention it in the EOI?

    Many Thanks,
    Tulasi

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Tulasi,
      In your EOI, there is a question asking whether the work experience is relevant, and you can select ‘no’ for this answer if you can’t demonstrate that work experience with work references and evidence of pay.
      PC

      Reply
  178. tulasi

    Hi Peng,
    Thanks a lot for the prompt reply. Much appreciated. Sorry to bother you, but want to confirm again. My work experience is relevant to the skill because I worked as a Registered Nurse during that period. But, as I cannot give any references, I should select ‘no’ for that question. Is that right?
    Many Thanks,
    Tulasi

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      That is correct if you can’t provide the required documents to demonstrate that work experience.
      PC

      Reply
  179. Anjana Agarwal

    Hi Peng,

    You are doing very good through this website. Can you please suggest what is the difference between 190 nsw nomination invitation and actual visa invitation. I got nsw nomination invitation and got 14 to apply that. After that it says if my nomination gets approve, they will send me skill select invitation. I am just confused by this term. Does it mean even if I accept this nomination and pay 330 AUD and if all documentation are correct, they can still reject my application?

    At the safer side I will also fill separate EOI for 189 so in the mean time If I get invitation for that, I’ll go for that.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Anjana,
      That just means that you need to pay the application fee before the NSW state government body makes a decision on your application. If your state sponsorship application is approved, then you will receive an invitation from the Department.
      PC

      Reply
  180. Zakia

    Hi Peng,
    I am a student of Masters of Health Services Management at UTS (2 years course). This is my second last semester. I have completed MBBS from Bangladesh and have verified my degrees through AMC board. I want to nominate Medical Administrator from the NSW skill nomination list. I have not yet done my skill assessment.Would you please suggest me that, my previous degree of MBBS will get 15 point as a bachelor degree or not? Can I apply for skill nomination visa 190 category before completing the course? Do the skills nominated by the state require work experience for applying even I can cover 60 points. Waiting for your reply.
    Thanks
    Zakia

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Zakia,
      Would you please suggest me that, my previous degree of MBBS will get 15 point as a bachelor degree or not? You get 5 points if you have at least a bachelor degree as recognised under the AQF framework.
      Can I apply for skill nomination visa 190 category before completing the course? You may be able to lodge a valid application. You would need to check the conditions of your student visa which may have a ‘no further stay’ condition which would prevent you from lodging an onshore 190 visa application.
      Do the skills nominated by the state require work experience for applying even I can cover 60 points. You need to check the requirements set by the state government authority.
      PC

      Reply
  181. tulasi

    Hi PC

    I have applied for NSW SS. But, now I want to apply for Vic SS as well. Please let me know if I can I apply for SS from two states. If yes, can I do that in the same EOI or should I submit an other EOI (if that’s okay)?

    Thanks in advance.
    Tulasi

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Tulasi,
      You are allowed to apply for more than one state. You need to refer to the state government body’s website which will confirm whether needs to select that particular state as the only eligible state for sponsorship.
      You can have more than one EOI.
      PC

      Reply
      1. tulasi

        Hi PC,
        I did not get your statement – “You need to refer to the state government body’s website which will confirm whether needs to select that particular state as the only eligible state for sponsorship.” For NSW, it is stated that the selection process is from skillselect and therefore there is no online application in state govt body’s website apart from submitting EOI in DIBP website. For Vic, I need to submit both online application in Vic website and EOI in DIBP website( please suggest me if this is wrong).

        Thanks,
        Tulasi

        Reply
  182. Anjana Agrawal

    Hi peng,

    Thanks for reply. But I wanted to know if I have got 190 nomination visa, my application will get approved if my points claim is correct? Or still they can cancel my application based on other criteria like other candidates points etc?

    Also can you suggest what is my chances to get 189 visa for software and application programmer in new july 15 ceiling? Can I get invitation in july itself?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      But I wanted to know if I have got 190 nomination visa, my application will get approved if my points claim is correct? The Department will approve the application if you satisfy the relevant visa requirements.
      Or still they can cancel my application based on other criteria like other candidates points etc? The Department can refuse the application if you don’t satisfy a requirement for the visa. The points of other candidates won’t be considered if you have received an invitation
      We would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to your visa options – please see contact us page.
      PC

      Reply
  183. Mehul

    Hi Peng,

    I am Mehul Manek, have applied for 489 visa…i have sent all the relevant documents for state sponsorship of NSW. We havent got any revert from NSW regarding approving of Sponsership.

    After that what all procedure we will have to follow.

    mehul

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Mehul,
      If the application is approved, then you will receive an invitation from the Department to apply for your visa.
      PC

      Reply
  184. Anjana Agrawal

    Hey Peng,

    last year I got my ACS done and that time my designation was Analyst programmer with 2 years exp. in Australia
    . I completed 3 years at 20 May 15 here but from 1may 15 my designation got changed with same responsibilties. so I am confused now whether I can claim 10 point for being in australia with same company n responsibilities or this designation change is going to affect me n I cant claim 10 points. based on these 10 points only I have been get 190 nsw nomination only. please suggest what should i do?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Anjana,
      When assessing work experience, the Department focuses on the list duties for your role. Changing the title of your position shouldn’t affected whether that experience can count or not.
      PC

      Reply
  185. irfan

    Hi Peng
    I have assessment of Accountant (General) and i have job offer letter from NSW.
    My total points are 50. so how can i apply on 489 ?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Irfan,
      The relevant steps are outlined on the NSW state government’s website.
      PC

      Reply
  186. Ash

    Hi PC,

    Can you please suggest me onething.

    I have applied for 190 SS With 60 points.

    Well, i have got masters degree in Australia and 1 year diploma in Australia how many points can i claim just 15 for master’s or can i claim additional points for my 1 year successful completion of diploma.?
    Please suggest me.

    Age 27 – 30p
    ielts – 6 all – 0p
    master’s – 15p
    professional year – 5p
    2years study in aus – 5p
    190 State sponsorship points – 5p
    Additional 1 year diploma in aus – ?!??! Can i get any points for this diploma?

    Please let me know.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ash,
      For your qualifications, you can only claim points for your highest recognised qualification. You can’t claim points for both your master and diploma qualifications.
      You get 5 points if you satisfy the regional study requirement or Australian study requirement.
      PC

      Reply
  187. sunil

    Hi Peng,
    Thanks for the detailed information. I have a question regarding work experience requirement.

    I have recently finished my nursing bridging program in Australia (finished bachelor degree in India). Now I am registered nurse. Through my calculations, I concluded that I can achieve 55 points
    30 for age
    10 for OET score -B
    15 Recognised Bachelor degree
    I don’t have any work experience and still looking for a job as Registered Nurse. Would I be eligible to apply for NSW state sponsorship without work experience?

    Please let me know
    thanks in advance

    Reply
  188. DLS

    Dear Peng and Sunil

    I’m sorry, I think I input the comment in the wrong box. It was in Sunil’s question.

    I just recently received an email from NSW that my application for Visa 190 was approved. And there was an email to lodge my application from the skill select to lodge my application as well. It was so fast that i just could not believe it.

    However, when I fill my EOI, I stated that that i will bring 2 family members. But now I think I consider to bring one dependant family member with me, as she has been living with me for 5 years. Would it be ok, that when I lodge my application I also included her?

    Many thanks
    DLS

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi DLS,
      Sorry I don’t know if this is allowed, you’ll need to ask the Department. We’ve always declared included dependents.
      PC

      Reply
  189. Azharuddin

    Hi PC,

    Can you please suggest me onething.

    I have applied EOI for 190 SS With 60 points to NSW of 6th Feb 2015 till date i did not get any confirmation. can you suggest me why i am not getting any reply.

    Please suggest me.

    Age 29 – 30p
    ielts – 6 all – 0p
    Bachelor’s – 10p
    professional Experience 7 year – 15p
    190 State sponsorship points – 5p

    Please let me know.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Azharuddin,
      They have a selection process as explained on their website. You’ll need to contact the state government authority if you want an update.
      PC

      Reply
      1. azhar

        Thank you PC how i can contact the state government authority can i get any contact details and procedure to talk to them.

        please advice me.

        Best regards

        Reply
          1. Shujitt Basak

            Hi Azhar !

            Same here.
            And I guess thousands of people like us, r waiting with 60points from couple of months !

            Good Luck.

  190. Ashik

    Hi Peng
    I have assessed my degree qualification by Engineers Australia as Telecom Engineer which came out positive.
    As I have UK degree, Engineers Australia did not require any work experience for the purpose of my qualification assessment.
    Now my points are to be as follow:
    1. age- 30
    2. qualification- 15
    3. language – 10 (ielts band 7 each)
    Now if I apply for NSW state sponsorship; I had two questions:
    1. Can I still apply even when I dont have work experience?
    2. Do I need to show any fund to settle in NSW?
    I would be grateful enough if you can suggest me on those issuues.
    Thanks
    Ashik

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Jr,
      You get 15 points if your degree is recognised as being equivalent to at least an Australian bachelor degree under AQF’s guidelines. Your CO can assess your qualification. VETASSESS may also be able to assess your qualification.
      If you get a new English examination result, then you can just update your current EOI.
      PC

      Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Santosh,
      I guess you would get an invitation, but you’ll need to contact the NSW state government authority for this information.
      PC

      Reply
  191. TEJA

    Hi PC

    Firstly, I would like to thank for all the valuable information.
    I have 2 questions for you. Please advise me.
    1. While applying for 190 visa, can I opt for two states (NSW & Vic) in a single EOI or do i need to update two EOI’s for each state?
    2. Will the state (NSW/Vic) accept this? Or will the result of my application be affected if I opt two states?

    Thanks,
    Teja

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Teja,
      1. Most states require you to specify that state as the only eligible state. You will find relevant information on the state government body’s website. You can create more than one EOI.
      2. See above answer.
      PC

      Reply
      1. Teja

        Hi PC,
        Thanks for the info. Could you please tell me what Nsw and Vic states in their website with regards to my query? I cannot find info about applying to only one state in their website. Your help is much appreciated.
        Many thanks
        Teja

        Reply
  192. sridhar

    Hi Peng,

    262113- Systems Administrator is not in the 190 skilled nominated list. I was eagerly waiting for state sponsorship from OCT-2014 and in feb-2015, when they released the list, I was totally disappointed. Now my concern is will they ever include 262113 in future or should I go for new ACS and select new code which matches my work

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Sridhar,
      Sorry we don’t have this information – suggest that you ask the NSW state government.
      PC

      Reply
  193. tulasi

    Hi PC,
    I have a quick question about work experience points.
    I got positive assessment from ANMAC in Nov’14 (for 2yrs and 7months of nursing experience in India). Appeared for IELTS and got 7 in each in April’15. Applied for 190 NSW SS in April’15.
    Since Feb’15 I am working in my relevant field and this current experience is not assessed by ANMAC. In an other couple of months I will have 3yrs of experience all together and I will be getting 5points for that. But is it okay if I directly give the reference letters to the immigration department or will I need to do the assessment again?
    Many Thanks,
    Tulasi

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Tulasi,
      Yes the Department can assess your work experience based on relevant documents, and determine the points that you are entitled to. You don’t have to get ANMAC to assess your work experience.
      PC

      Reply
      1. tulasi

        Thank you PC.

        But, is it the same even if the work experience is before the assessment or is it only for work experience after the assessment?

        Actually the problem in my case is that I have provided ANMAC both with my Indian and New Zealand work experience. As both my Indian and NZ work responsibilities/duties are pretty same, they asked me to get an other letter from my NZ employer stating the duties using different wordings. Also, ANMAC emailed me saying if I can’t get an other letter from my NZ employer then they would just assess my Indian experience which is 2yrs plus. So I cannot claim points for that as it is not 3yrs plus. I agreed to it because by that time I resigned that job and moreover my manager was on her leave and I did’nt wanted to delay the process.

        However, I wonder if I could include this NZ experience (before assessment) in my EOI and claim points? I am happy to provide the relevant docs of this experience to the Department when I am invited.

        Many Thanks,
        Tulasi

        Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          Hi Tulasi,
          You should be able to count all experience where you worked as a registered and qualified nurse.
          PC

          Reply
  194. tulasi

    Thanks for the reply PC. So it should be fine to count the experience, before and after assessment, as long as I can provide the relevant documents. Is that right?
    Your reply is much appreciated.
    Many thanks.
    Tulasi

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      I’ve never lodged such an application where the applicant is trying to claim work experience that pre-dates the date of their skill assessment. I think that such experience can count, but we would need to be engaged for our consultation service if we can confirm our advice. Please see contact us page.

      Reply
  195. Aditi

    Hi Peng
    Thanks for your response before. And I really appreciate the work you caring out at this website.
    With regards to my previous question, if one think to apply for visa 189 when they on 489, what is the procedure? If with point difference in 489-189 is just 10 points and if it’s achieved through ielts, does one need to do full 189 application? I mean need to apply for EOI and wait for invitation? Is it considered a normal 189 EOI even though hold 489 visa?

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Aditi,
      You go through the standard process of completing your EOI and waiting for an invitation.
      PC

      Reply
  196. bous

    Hi we have recived oure pr 190 visas on a skilled nomination from south australia we couldnt found work there before coming over so we settled in in wa where i have found employment and supporting my family do we need to inform sa of this changes be because our agent says there are no restrictions on the visas just very confused regarding this matter

    Reply
  197. Ilumtics

    Hi Peng,

    I’m wondering if this visa requires us to work in NSW? Is it ok to study during the two years here? Also, do we need to work in nominated occupation or not? Thank you so much for your assistance.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ilumtics,
      You make the commitment to live in NSW for both the 190 and 489 visas. You don’t have to work if you have a 190 visa. You need to work if you want to apply for a 887 visa as a 489 visa holder.
      PC

      Reply
  198. zaigham

    Hi
    I have a queation regarding traffic fines and outstanding debts to government… U have traffic unpaid fines under my name what is my answer for the question if i have any outstanding debts… And if i have a year experience ob my skill assessment from acs which was part time… And i m not claiming any points for employment should i give details of my previous employment if thoes are cash in hand jobs
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Zaigham,
      You can provide the details for any outstanding debts that you have.
      You should be paying tax – I’m not going to answer your second query.
      PC

      Reply
  199. SaMy

    Hey,
    I just wanted to let you know you are doing an amazing job here. I have a question, I have received an invitation and state nomination from NSW. However, I haven’t applied the visa yet. It is genuinely because I am waiting for an invitation for 189, as I am living in Melbourne for last 4 years. And I am reluctant to make a move to nsw. What if I don’t get the job there can I move make to Melbourne. Will I be remain eligible to apply my citizenship without residing in NSW.? Most of the people said to me it is just a moral duty to move in NSW, and it is not a legal requirement.
    Waiting desperately for your reply. Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Samy,
      Most of the people said to me it is just a moral duty to move in NSW, and it is not a legal requirement – that is also my understanding, but obviously the Department hasn’t ever confirmed that this is the case. I think that you can ask for a release letter from the state government authority.
      PC

      Reply
      1. SaMy

        Thanks for your reply really appreciate it. This simply means that the situation is vague, but it’s all good. Until and unless people getting their permanent residency it’s all Good

        Reply
  200. Bhargav Raval

    Hi,

    I have applied for nsw sponsorship 190.i have submitted two EOI in skill select.firstly, i have submitted on 24/02/2015 as a systems analyst and secondly, i have submitted on 20/03/2015 as a software engineer.i have applied both of them with 60 points including 5 points of state sponsor.i am just wondering that how long would it take to get invitation and also what could ne chan es of getting it??? As my TR is expiring in August 2015 so would i be able to get before that???

    Thanks,

    Bhargav Raval

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Bhargav,
      You’ll need to contact the NSW state government authority for this information.
      PC

      Reply
  201. PK

    Hi,

    I’m currently a PhD student at a university in Melbourne. I’ve a +ve ACS skills assessment (for my Master’s degree), that dates back to Nov. 2013. I have no work experience. I have submitted an EOI through Skillselect for NSW sponsorship a couple of days back. The breakdown of points are as follows:

    Age –> [30 points]
    Master’s degree –> [15 points]
    IELTS: L(8.5) R(9.0) W(7.5) S(8.5) = overall (8.5) –> [10 points]

    With SS, my points add up to 60.

    From what I understand, if two people have the same points, the one with better English credentials would be preferred for invitations for NSW nomination. Do you know if this is measured by the overall IELTS band score or would it be based on whether the English speaking ability is judged as competent (min. band 6) or proficient (min. band 7)?

    Appreciate your inputs.

    Thank you.

    — PK

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi PK,
      I’m not sure how the NSW authority ranks English results. I’d assume that it would be based on the overall score but you’ll need to ask the NSW government authority.
      PC

      Reply
  202. Izabela

    HI PC,
    Thanks for all your advises. I just finished my education in AU but still need to wait to get official scores and degree. Can I submit EOI and state 5 points for education? I will have the official results on 11/07. When do I need to provide the confirmation of my degree?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Izabela,
      You need a completion letter from your school before you can claim points under the Australian study requirement.
      PC

      Reply
  203. DLS

    I would like to ask for my application, Sub Visa 190, as I bring a dependent.

    It is said in the requirement that:

    •evidence that this relative lives in your household
    •evidence your relative has been financially dependent on you for at least the 12 months immediately before you lodge your application

    Iam a bit confuse about this document, what kind of document would i need to prepare?

    Would a notarial statutory declaration be enough?

    Many thanks before

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Examples can include:
      Mail addressed to your dependent at your address.
      Fund transfers to your dependent.
      Please see Contact us page in relation to our consultation service if you need us to complete an assessment and advise in relation to the documents that you can provide.

      Reply
  204. Nazeeruddin

    Hi PC,
    If I get a invitation from NSW state for 190 visa via email, Will that change the status from ‘Submitted’ to ‘Invited’ in EOI portal ? or Status shows still as ‘Submitted’ only ?

    Thanks
    Nazeeruddin

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Nazeeruddin,
      The status should change and you should be notified by email of the invitation.
      PC

      Reply
  205. ASIFHASAN

    Hi Peng,

    I would like to know whether a person can obtain or apply for a skill assessment for two different occupations ,for example:general accountant and external auditor and keep them both?
    Thank you .

    Asif

    Reply
  206. Sahidur Rahman

    Hi Peng,

    Can I create two EOI in Skill Select for using two different ACS skills Assessment? for example: One EOI for System Administrator and other for Computer Network and system engineer.

    Reply
  207. SS

    Hi Peng,

    My case of Australian immigration is in progress. The EOI for 190 NSW has also been submitted in December 2014. The response is yet awaited. Therefore, my agent has advised me to apply for 489 NSW. He has given me two Options (Orana Region or Southern Inland). My particulars are as follows:

    Profession: Urban and Regional Planning (with M.Sc in City & Regional Planning)
    Age: 32
    IELTS: S: 6.5, R:6.5, L:6.0, W: 8.0 (Overall: 7.0)

    Please advise me about following

    1) which region would be suitable for me as Urban Planner (Orana or Southern Inland) with respect to job opportunity and living. etc.

    2) whether I will be able to get job opportunity in my profession

    Please guide me about the above mentioned queries.

    Request for an early response please.

    Regards,
    SS

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi SS,
      Sorry but we would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to your visa options – please see contact us page.
      PC

      Reply
  208. Ajay Kumar

    Dear Sir/Maim,
    I applied for 190 nsw state sponsorship visa and i am living in melbourne do i need to move to NSW or any chance i can stay in melbourne .Also do i need to work fulltime and in the same field.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ajay,
      You make the commitment to live in the sponsoring state for 2 years. You may be able to get a release letter from the state government but you’ll need to contact them for this information.
      PC

      Reply
  209. Shakti

    Hi Peng !

    I found this website very helpful ! I am a Mechanical Engineer and looking for NSW – 489 sponsorship. But At the moment there is no way to apply for 489 nomination of NSW for Mechanical Enginners.

    Could you tell me when NSW may revise the occupational demand list of 489 , including all regions ?

    Thank you for your great job !

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Shakti,
      Sorry we don’t have this information – you’ll need to contact the NSW body.
      PC

      Reply
  210. Thushara

    Dear Friends,
    I have put SA in Australia, but I miss to tick for assessment of my work experience.
    my 8 years experience will be completed in November 2015.

    Please help me to clarify it mandatory to assess the work experience from Eng Australia?

    Also I am planning to put EOI under 190 next month . Do I have a chance to receive invitation as my IELTS is 6 ?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Thushara,
      Please help me to clarify it mandatory to assess the work experience from Eng Australia? No.
      Also I am planning to put EOI under 190 next month . Do I have a chance to receive invitation as my IELTS is 6 ? We don’t have this information – you’ll need to contact the SA government.
      PC

      Reply
  211. BG

    hi Peng,
    I have positive skill assessment in General Accountant and now I want to apply for 190 visa in NT. But I heard that it is already closed? Is it true? What are the other options (states) for me to apply for 190 visa as I think NSW is already filled and hard to get visa. I have no experience in the related field.
    Hope to get your positive feedback.

    Thank you.

    Reply
  212. Manne

    Hi PC!

    I want to apply for Skilled Designated Area visa (subclass 496). later to apply for 887 visa do i need to take ielts exam again?if so how much score do i need to get ?
    Thank you in advance

    Reply
  213. jay

    i back from australia in August 2012, because of my student visa expired, now i put 489 FS visa, Australian embassy have my previous visa record, like entry/exit date or my qualification, work

    Reply
  214. Shah

    Hi, i already submit an eoi in general accounting for 190. Can any1 recommend me to apply management accounting as well or i should only relay on general accounting. Please provide ur value able thoughts.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Shah,
      Those occupations are in the same group so I don’t think that would make any difference. But some states might sponsor management accountant, but not accountant general.
      PC

      Reply
  215. Shah

    Hi, i have submitted eoi for 190. I m planing to go overseas in coming month. What if i got invitation when i would overseas as we can only 14 days time period to apply. Can i submit my documents from overseas or i would have to come back within 14 days and then will apply. Currently i m in Sydney on 485 visa. Please advise me.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      You can apply from outside of Australia, but then you won’t have a bridging visa that is linked with the application. You only get a bridging visa if you lodge the application while you are in Australia.

      Reply
  216. Truong Do

    Hi,
    Most of the states which offer visa 190 require work experience related to occupation. In my case I don’t have anything related to accounting. Am I able to get the invitation?

    Thanks!!

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Truong,
      NSW state sponsorship doesn’t require any work experience.
      We would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to your visa options – please see contact us page.
      PC

      Reply
  217. Thushara

    Today I got +ve results for skill assessment as mechanical engineer. I have just submitted EOI under skill visa 190 category. When can I expect the invitation for state nomination from NSW.

    Reply
  218. Saritha

    Hi,

    My occupation code 511112 which has been assessed positive is now listed in NSW CSOL list.
    can you suggest me what should I do now ?? do I have to wait for invitation or apply for State sponsorship??
    what is the eligibility criteria for sponsorship for occupations listed in CSOL?

    your reply is much appreciated

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      You need to apply for NSW sate sponsorship if you want to apply for this visa. NSW state sponsorship website outlines the steps in the process.
      CSOL lists all occupations that can be sponsored under a 457 or 186 visa.

      Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          We would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to your visa options – please see contact us page.
          PC

          Reply
  219. manikya

    Hey hi
    Reading your posts and reply seems to be that you have plenty of experience in accessing NSW state sponsership
    visas
    My query is that i had applied for 190 with NSW state sponsor ship visa for electronics engineer, i had 60 points including state sponsorship. I applied for EOI on 1st of july. My question is how much time does it take to get an invitation to apply from skill select, and what are the chances for electronics engineer to get positive reply. as my visa 476 is expiring on 30 th sept will i be able to make it to apply for 190 before that so that i could get bridiging visa.
    Thankyou
    regards
    Manikya

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Manikya,
      Sorry but we don’t have this information – you’ll need to contact the NSW state government authority.
      PC

      Reply
  220. Abhi

    Hi Peng,

    I live in NSW under 457 visa and have submitted my EOI for visa 189 and 190.

    My Question is:

    I want to include my wife in my application for 189 or 190.

    When I apply for visa I will get a bridging visa but is it mandatory for my wife to be present here in Australia,or she can be at overseas and I can still include her in my application.And she can come back to Australia once the PR is approved
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Abhi,
      You can include your wife in a 190 or 189 visa application. She can be in or outside of Australia at the time that you lodge the application, and at the time that the Department makes a decision on the application.
      PC

      Reply
  221. Vinod

    Please guide me
    I have a positive ACS report and earning 25 points(including experience and qualification)
    My Age is 31 and earning 30 points.
    My IELTS score is 6 in each module so no points.
    Please let me know whether or not I can earn 5 points so that I have 60 points to get an invitation.

    Kindly reply

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      190 visa state sponsorship is 5 points
      478 visa state sponsorship is 10 points

      State sponsorship availability: anzscosearch.com

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