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How to Apply WA 190 State Nomination Visa


How to Apply Western Australia WA  190 State Nomination Visa

Do you live in Western Australian and wish to work and live in Perth WA.  Then, if your answer is YES. then you may be eligible for WA 190 State Nomination Visa. This is the right starting point on how to understand the application process for WA 190 State Nomination Visa.

Regions of Western Australian boast spectacular natural diversity and Perth is a modern and ever expanding capital city. ​ Throughout the year Perth has plenty of sunshine and  beautiful beaches to enjoy The sunny weather, high quality of life, and job opportunities are some of the myriad of reasons why more and more people are moving to Perth WA

First step in preparing for WA 190 State Nomination Visa is to  understand the concept that The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) programs allow nominated skilled workers to live and work in Australia as permanent residents. There are eight state/territory nominations and this article only elaborates more about The Western Australia State nomination.

The Government of Western Australia is also involved in the program and frequently nominates eligible skilled migrants for the both categories.

Second step to apply for WA 190 State Nomination Visa, In order to be nominated for the WA subclass 190 state nomination, the applicant must:   

  1. Have an occupation listed on the relevant skilled list. 
  2. Must have suitable skills assessment for the occupation. 
  3. Must meet the requirements set out for the nomination program. 

There are two nominations streams, the general and graduate stream. As the name shows, the general stream is open to anyone wanting to be nominated, while the graduate is only open for Western Australian University graduates. 

Occupations listed for each stream varies, Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List​ (WASMOL) for general stream and Graduate occupation list (WA GOL) for a graduate stream. WA GOL boosted hundreds of more occupations, making it even more attractive for international students to come and study in the WA.  

Third step is to understand WA State nomination requirements for both general and graduate streams are: 

  • Meet Department of Home Affairs requirements for the intended visa subclass (both streams).
  • A nominated occupation available on the WASMOL (General stream only).
  • A nominated occupation available on the GOL (Graduate stream only).
  • Meet minimum English requirements: ‘Competent’ or ‘Proficient’(both streams – subject to each stream and ANZSCO major occupation groups).
  • Meet the minimum required work experience in nominated occupation (both streams; exemptions applied to Masters and PhD graduates from Western Australia universities applying under Graduate stream).
  • Provide a contract of employment (both streams).
  • Meet minimum requirements for Western Australian study (Graduate stream only).
  • Have sufficient settlement funds (Only required if you are not currently living in the state).
  • For occupations that require licensing or registration, you will need to check with the appropriate licensing or registration authority to verify the suitability.

WA migration services are tasked with processing nominations on behalf of the WA Government. If you are nominated by WA Migration services, you will receive an email from Western Australia Migration will with a link to State nomination application form. Depending on the stream, evidence of all claims, including work experience, employment contract, and settlement fund must be provided. Besides providing evidence, there are also quizzes with multiple choice questionnaires to test your knowledge about living and working in Western Australia and Australia. There are pass score requirements to pass each quiz. Once you have received the invitation to be a nominee, you will only have 28 days to complete the quizzes and submit evidenced. There is a non-refundable application fee to be paid with the evidence.  

The last step for your WA 190 State Nomination Visa is the most exciting part. Which is once you signed a commitment agreement with the state, and the visa is granted, you as a successful visa holder have an obligation to register it with Settlement Services Team, live and work in WA for at least two years since arriving or receiving a visa, and complete a settlement survey every 6 months for the first two years living in the country.  

If this is something that you would like to consider as your future visa path in Western Australia, but you find it too complicated to fulfill or you have any further questions regarding this WA 190 State Nomination visa program, you may want to consider booking a consultation with our Senior Migration Agent, Mrs. Indah Melindasari by contacting ONE derland Consulting.

Indah Melindasari as our principal migration agent is very experienced in dealing with similar cases. Indah is also registered with the Australian Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) with registration number 0961448. We are regulated in our professional practice and are bound by the profession’s Code of Conduct issued by the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

We understand that applying for a visa to Australia could get very complex. Indah Melindasari and the team at ONE derland Consulting will help you to understand what you have to do and also provide the best options for applying for your visa.

ONE derland consulting will take the time and compile all documents needed and guarantee that your application is 100% ready before submitting, ensuring a positive outcome for your visa application.

Get in touch through email to [email protected] or via phone to 08 9477 5831 (Perth), 02 9188 2065 (Sydney) & 03 9088 4114 (Melbourne). Talk to our experience team member on any queries you may have.

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