Australian Skilled Occupation List confusion.

Skilled Occupation List for 190 and 491 visas.

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) identifies 44 ‚Äčoccupations which fill critical skills. But note, the list is temporary and priority occupations may change at any time, even after application.

These lists are commonly used for subclasses 190 and 491 applications.… Read the rest

Subclass 190 and 491 closed to overseas applicants.

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, some Australian Governments are not accepting new applications for some visas. These include both 190 and 491 subclasses.

Subclass 190 visa changes.

Subclass 190 applications are closed to overseas applicants in South Australia and Tasmania.

Northern Territory is closed to offshore general skilled migration, in … Read the rest

Skilled Visa Grants and Refusals 2014-15 to 2019

Skilled Visa Grants and Refusals 2014-15 to 2019.

A Freedom of Information request, released in January 2020, has shown that the numbers of Skilled Visa grants has been reducing over the years between 2014 and 2019.

The grant numbers have dropped from an average of about 10,300 per month, down … Read the rest

QLD reopens nominations for 190 and 491 visas

Nominations for 190 and 491 Visa re-opened in Queensland.

The Queensland State Nomination Skilled Program is OPEN again from 25 November 2019 for:

  • Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190)
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

You must submit a BRAND NEW EOI from 25 November 2019.

EOIs submitted or … Read the rest

Business and Skilled Migration Program Queensland Closed

Is the Business and Skilled Migration Program Queensland now closed?.

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) is the state nominating body for the Queensland Government, and a business unit of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ).

In partnership with the Department of Home Affairs, BSMQ nominates successful skilled and businesses applicants … Read the rest

190 Skilled Nominated visa

Skilled Nominated Visa (Points-tested) stream subclass 190.

The Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190) allows nominated skilled workers to live and work in Australia as permanent residents.

It is a points tested visa, and you must have an occupation on the relevant skilled list, with a suitable skills assessment for your … Read the rest

Points Needed for Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

Australian Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa Points.

Points Available for characteristics of Applicants for Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)


    • 25 points for at least 18 but less than 25 years
    • 30 points for at least 25 but less than 33 years
    • 25 points for at least 33 but less
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Student Visa or PR Visa for Australia

Should a Foreigner apply for a student visa to Australia or Apply Direct for a Permanent Visa?.

If you are eligible for PR then it is best to get PR directly.

If you do the Student Visa first, then you are just doing an extra visa application, or two, and … Read the rest