My journey to Australia via subclass 190 visa

What is subclass 190?

Subclass 190 is a skilled nominated visa for skilled workers who are nominated by a State or Territory Government Agency. It is points based and allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident


Nominated occupation on skilled occupation list or consolidated sponsored occupation list
Suitable skills assessment for occupation
Under age of 50
Competent English
Meet points requirement
Nominated by a State or Territory Government Agency

Expression of Interest

Completing the EOI

The Visa Application

Filing your visa application

How much will it cost

What is it all going to cost?

Helpful documents

Downloads and templates


In December 2015 my wife and I decided to relocate our family from the UK to Australia. As the process is costly, we decided to not use a migration agent unless we really got stuck – relying instead on online information and forums to get us through. After trying unsuccessfully to find a central repository of information or much in the way of DIY guidance documents, I decided to put together this blog to give insight into my journey and hopefully share some knowledge with others in a similar situation. Click below to find out more about me, my application specifics, where I am in the process and how long its taken .

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