Skilled Nominated Visa

The Skilled Nominated Visa is for individuals who have the skills, experience and qualifications required to fill Australia’s labour shortage.

This visa is a permanent work visa, and suitable applicants must ensure that their occupation is listed on the Medium And Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MTLSSL). This visa is ideal for those who have the same skills needed for a Skilled Independent Visa, but are not able to meet the pass mark.

Alternatively, this visa is also available to applicants who are able to pass for the Skilled Independent Visa but would like to have priority processing after being offered sponsorship from a participating state or territory.

To be sponsored by a State or Territory government, you must meet the specific requirements set by that particular State/Territory.

Basic Requirements

  • must score a minimum of 65 points on the points assessment
  • must be under 45 years of age
  • must have experience for an occupation on the MLTSSL
  • must meet health and character requirements

You must also submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via the online system called “SkillSelect.” Once you’ve submitted an EOI, Australian Employers, State and Territory Governments can view your details, and if they want to hire you, they’ll extend an invitation for you to lodge a visa application.

If you receive an invitation to apply for a visa, there will be a limited timeframe to submit a complete visa application with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

If you are granted a Skilled Nominated visa, you will become a permanent resident of Australia, where you will be permitted to live, work and study in Australia permanently. You will also be able to access Government-Subsidised healthcare (Medicare), some social security benefits and apply for Australian Citizenship.

What to do next

What to do next...

Step One

30-60 Minute Phone Consultation

Book a consultation with one of our migration consultants

  • 30 minute consultation AU$99
  • 60 minute consultation AU$179


After the phone consultation, you can decide on the next step.

Step Two Options:

1. Complete the application by yourself

After speaking with a migration consultant, you can opt to make your visa application. You can always book another phone consultation with us to help clarify any questions that might arise while you are preparing your visa application.


2. Appoint migrationxyz to manage everything for you

Appointing one of our registered migration consultants to manage your visa application can help relieve some time and stress. Our consultants will ensure that everything is correctly prepared before submitting it to the Government on your behalf.

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Government Fees & Processing Times

Application Fee AU$3755
Partner Application Fee AU$1875
Dependents Application Fee 18 years or older AU$1875
Under 18 years AU$940
Second Instalment (Click for Details) AU$4885
Processing Times 12 to 24 months

*All Government fees and processing times are obtained from government sources and are not included in our service fee.

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Please Note:

We are not part of the Australian government. We are a private company and we do not have the authority to grant you a Visa of any kind. We can only assist and advise people who want to travel to or migrate to Australia. The final decision on all visa applications rests with the appropriate government authority in Australia.