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SoniaG

Difference between 190 state nominated and 189 skilled sponsored visa

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Hello,

 

I am yet to start with my application process and am reading a lot on which visa i should apply for. Could someone pls tell me the difference between 190 state nominated visa and 189 skilled visa? I was looking into 189 skilled visa but would like to know the difference.

 

Response much appreciated!

 

Sonia

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Hi Sonia,

 

If your occupation is on one of the local occupation in demand lists published by a particular state government then you might want to request that state to sponsor you for a 190. If your occupation is on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) as distinct from the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) then you're entitled to apply as an "independent" for a 189. There are often significant points test advantages in using a state sponsor; sometimes people also do it for relative speed of processing and some governments offer support to their sponsored candidates. There are eight states/territories here capable of sponsoring applicants. This link might help: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/State-Migration-Plans .

 

Cheers,

 

George Lombard


George Lombard LLB(Hons) Fellow of the Migration Institute of Australia

MARN 9601056 george[at]austimmigration[dot]com[dot]au

www.austimmigration.com.au

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Hi Sonia,

 

If your occupation is on one of the local occupation in demand lists published by a particular state government then you might want to request that state to sponsor you for a 190. If your occupation is on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) as distinct from the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) then you're entitled to apply as an "independent" for a 189. There are often significant points test advantages in using a state sponsor; sometimes people also do it for relative speed of processing and some governments offer support to their sponsored candidates. There are eight states/territories here capable of sponsoring applicants. This link might help: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/State-Migration-Plans .

 

Cheers,

 

George Lombard

 

Thanks George. I just checked my occupation(Software Engineer) under Victoria and it is not available. So i guess i will have to go with 189. I nominated for Vic as my sister resides in Melbourne.

 

Regards,

Sonia

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