Hi all, loving the thread and hope one day to meet you on the beach for a beer. Myself and my husband have decided on SA for a state sponsorship (hopefully) we are very early in the process and undecided between the 489 or the 190 489 visa gives us 70 points, 190 gives us 65, we're worried 65 may not be enough for 190 by the time we apply. We have two children aged 15 & 11 (16 & 12 by the time we move, after eldest has done her GCSE's) my husband is an electrician and the main applicant and I'm a critical care nurse although I am not currently working as a nurse and I doubt I will be when we emigrate as I have CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) we have had this looked into by a medical team who feel my condition will not have any affect on our visa application. Very excited to be starting the process and its great reading how far some of you have come and how exciting some of you are moving in the next few months. Welcome to the thread! I would agree to@jetblast . Go for 489. I initially waited for around 6 months for 190 for NSW under stream 2, only to find out steam 2 being scrapped and lost 5 points due to age. I eventually went for 489 and now awaiting my grant. Good luck with your process and see you soon!