Skilled nominated migration
NSW Migration Strategy – supporting the NSW economy
NSW is pleased to announce that applications for the 2014/15 Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) program will open on 14 July 2014.
The Program in 2014-15
NSW has introduced a number of initiatives in 2014-15 which are designed to align the NSW Skilled Nominated visa program with the skills requirements of the NSW economy. Key points about the program in 2014-15 are:
- Applications will be lodged electronically through a new online system
- Applications will be open for four intakes per year with a maximum of 1000 applications per intake
- Application intakes will remain open for 4-6 weeks, and
- The NSW SOL will be expanded and will include all occupations on the 2013-14 NSW Skilled Occupation List as all occupations on the SOL published by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and in effect 1 July 2014.
NSW runs the Skilled Nominated program in order to attract highly skilled people in a range of occupations to contribute to NSW future skills needs. As the program is rolled out over 2014-15, NSW will closely monitor the program and will adjust eligibility criteria, including occupational eligibility, as required.