Perth 190 visa requirements

Perth 190 visa requirements

Perth 190 visa requirements

This permanent visa allows you to live and work in all areas of Australia.

To be eligible, you must meet the following Department of Home Affairs requirements:

  • have a relevant skills assessment;
  • be under 45 years old;
  • be nominated by a State or Territory, such as Western Australia;
  • be able to score 65 points or more on the Department of Home Affairs points test. State nomination for the subclass 190 visa gives you an extra 5 points towards the Department of Home Affairs points test, which is automatically incorporated into your EOI;
  • have the required English level; and
  • have an occupation on the relevant occupation list.

Visit the Home Affairs website for more information on the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190).

Western Australian State Perth nomination 190

you must first lodge an expression of interest (EOI)

WA Migration Services invites eligible EOIs on a monthly basis to apply for Western Australian State nomination

It is based on a ranking system.

The general stream Perth visa 190 requirements

Have an occupation on Western Australian skilled migration occupation list

Visit the occupation lists page for more information.

  • Meet Department of Home Affairs requirements

    You must meet the Department of Home Affairs’ (Home Affairs) requirements for your intended visa subclass, being:

  • Live in Australia

    Only applicants currently residing in Australia are eligible for Western Australian State nomination. You will need to provide one of the following documents or another relevant document, clearly showing your current Australian address:

    ·         current lease agreement; or

    ·         current utility bill.

    If you live in Australia but are subject to a section 48 bar, you are not eligible for State nomination from Western Australia.

  • Meet English requirements

    You need to show proficient English (Table 1) if your occupation is an ANZSCO Major Occupation Group 1 (Managers) or Group 2 (Professionals) occupation.

    Otherwise, you will need competent English (table 2).

    Table 1 – Proficient English

    Bands

    Listening

    Reading

    Writing

    Speaking

    Test Minimum score ​ ​ ​
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7 7 7 7
    Occupational English Test (OET) B B B B
    Test of English as a foreign language internet-based test (TOEFL-iBT) 24 24 27 23
    Pearson Test of English Academic
    (PTE Academic)
    65 65 65 65
    Cambridge C1 Advanced 185 185 185 185

    Table 2 – Competent English

    Bands

    Listening

    Reading

    Writing

    Speaking

    Test Minimum score ​ ​ ​
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6 6 6 6
    Occupational English Test (OET) B B B B
    Test of English as a foreign language internet-based test (TOEFL-iBT) 12 13 21 18
    Pearson Test of English Academic
    (PTE Academic)
    50 50 50 50
    Cambridge C1 Advanced 169 169 169 169
  • Meet work experience requirement

    You must be able to claim at least 5 points for work experience in your expression of interest in SkillSelect. You must have:

    • at least one year of Australian work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation over the last 10 years; or
    • at least three years of overseas work experience in the nominated (or closely related) occupation over the last 10 years.
  • Provide a contract of employment

    You must have a contract of employment in your nominated (or closely related) occupation for full time employment in Western Australia, for at least 12 months .

    Note : You are able to provide two contracts of employment to make up the 35 hours.

  • Occupations designated as Regional Western Australia only

    Candidates nominating for occupations that are designated ‘regional Western Australia only’ in the General or Graduate stream must provide evidence of a job offer/contract of employment in a location defined by the Commonwealth as Regional Centres and Other Regional Areas. These include the following areas by postcodes: 6041 to 6044, 6084, 6207, 6213, 6215 to 6537, and 6560 to 6770.

  • Demonstrate sufficient settlement funds

    If you live outside of Western Australia, you must have sufficient funds to cover your settlement costs and living costs for at least three months.

    The minimum amount of funds required is:

    • for a single person – $20,000 (AUD);
    • for a couple – $30,000 (AUD); and
    • for every additional dependant – $5,000 (AUD).

The graduate stream Perth visa 190 requirements

Have an occupation on Western Australian skilled migration occupation list

Visit the occupation lists page for more information.

  • Meet Western Australian study requirements

    A Western Australian qualification

    You will need to have gained one of the following qualifications from an accredited educational institution in Western Australia

    • A university or higher education qualification. This includes a PhD, Masters, Bachelor or higher degree (Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma); and/or
    • a vocational education and training (VET) qualification at a Certificate III level or above

  • At least two years study in Western Australia

    You must have studied at an accredited Western Australian educational institution, full-time and face-to-face, for at least two years.  You can use study from different qualifications to make up the two years, including:

    • university/higher education;
    • VET (Certificate III level); and/or
    • English language programs.
  • Meet the work experience or employment contract requiremen

    You must have at least six months Australian work experience in your nominated (or closely related) occupation, or have a six month contract of employment in your nominated (or closely related) occupation in Western Australia.

  • Occupations designated as Regional Western Australia only

    Candidates nominating for occupations that are designated ‘regional Western Australia only’ in the General or Graduate stream must provide evidence of a job offer/contract of employment in a location defined by the Commonwealth as Regional Centres and Other Regional Areas. These include the following areas by postcodes: 6041 to 6044, 6084, 6207, 6213, 6215 to 6537, and 6560 to 6770.

  • a) Work experience

    If you are using work experience to meet this requirement, you must show at least six (6) months of Australian work experience within the last five (5) years.

    Work experience must be:

    • gained post-qualification;
    • in paid employment;
    • for at least 20 hours per week;
    • in the nominated (or closely related) occupation; and
    • for tasks that correspond with the ANZSCO descriptor for the nominated (or closely related) occupation, closely related means that the occupation shares the first four digits of the ANZSCO code.
  • b) Contract of employment

    If you are providing a (minimum) 6 month contract of employment in Western Australia, it must:

    • have at least six months remaining from the date of your application for State nomination. If you have not yet started working, your start date must be within three months of your application;
    • be in your nominated (or closely related) occupation; and
    • be for full time employment (at least an average of 35 hours per week) in Western Australia. You can have two employment contracts to make up 35 hours.

    The contract must include:

    • full names of both the employer and employee;
    • contract start and end date (if permanent, only start date is required);
    • job title and related ANZSCO code;
    • job description;
    • terms and conditions of employment (such as salary, hours of work, leave entitlements and superannuation) which must be no less favourable than those that would apply to an Australian citizen or permanent resident doing equivalent work. If your contract does not describe your terms and conditions of employment, you can provide the enterprise agreement or industrial award for your occupation;
    • location of employment;
    • a statement that work specified in the employment contract must be performed by the employee and not contracted out to a third party;
    • signed and dated by the employer and the employee; and
    • must be drafted by the employer and not the employee.

    You will need to provide a copy of your contract as part of the State nomination application and it must be provided as one document.

  • Demonstrate sufficient settlement funds

    If you live outside of Western Australia, you must have sufficient funds to cover your settlement costs and living expenses for at least three months.

    The minimum amount of funds required is:

    • for a single person – $20,000 (AUD);
    • for a couple – $30,000 (AUD); and
    • for every additional dependant – $5,000 (AUD).

Visa to Perth – WA

Migration WA – Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) This permanent visa allows you to live and work in all areas of Australia. To be eligible, you must meet the following Department of Home Affairs requirements and have a relevant skills assessment.

Is Perth a regional area ?

The Gold Coast and Perth are now classified as Regional Areas! This change was made by immigration to attempt to divert migrants from the major cities of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Immigration has also increased the number of regional visas to 25,000 regional visas per year.

Perth visa office

The Department of Training and Workforce Development, through their Migration Services area provides a range of services and information to help skilled migrants settle and work in Western Australia. Contact us 

Perth visa Invitation

State Nominated Migration Program opens 4 January 2021

Invitations to apply for the State Nominated Migration Program will resume in January 2021.

https://www.finervisa.com.au/wa-round-invitation/

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