Australia Permanent Residence Through Skilled Migration
The Subclass 190 Visa, requires State nomination and an applicant may nominate any occupation from the Consolidated Skilled Occupation list provided the occupation is also on the relevant State Occupation List of the desired state or territory.
Subclass 189 visas on the other hand do not require state or territory nomination, but they have a narrower occupation list (the SOL), from which you can nominate your occupation.
Both types of visa have similar steps to successfully applying for these visas. They are:-
A positive skills assessment in your nominated occupation.
An accurate points test calculation with a resulting score of a least 60 points.
Lodgement of an Expression of Interest (EOI)
Receipt of an invitation to apply for the relevant visa.
Lodgement of the visa application.
(+ Obtaining a State Nomination for Subclass 190 visas).
Skilled independent migration is designed for skilled applicants, with recognized qualifications, significant work experience and a high level of English. The application process is rigorous and the points test calculation is the most critical aspect of the process, next to obtaining a positive skills assessment. We have had many clients come to us after mucking up their points test calculation. We urge you to seek professional help with the Points Test as well as the EOI and the actual visa application. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection takes points test scores very seriously, and when it finds exaggerated claims or patent errors, it may move to ban a person from applying for future visas for three years on the basis bogus information being provided to it.