Subclass 190 NT nomination – if you are nominated by the Northern Territory (NT) government, you will be invited to apply for the Subclass 190 visa allowing you to live, work and study in the NT (click here to learn how to apply for Subclass 190 visa).
Subclass 190 is a permanent visa allowing you and your dependant(s) to live in Australia.
In order for you to be eligible to apply for Subclass 190 NT nomination, you must meet the Department’s Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa:
- you must be under 45 at the time you lodge your Subclass 190 NT nomination
- your occupation must be in the shortage list and in the NT Migration Occupation List or NTMOL
- you must have a full skills assessment for your nominated occupation
- you must have at least competent English (for e.g. at least 6 in each of the IELTS 4 bands), unless specified by the assessing / licensing or registration agency
- you must score at least 65 points (click here to find out your score)
- if you and your dependant(s) are currently living in Australia, you must not be studying or not living in NT
- if you have already been nominated by the NT for a subclass 491 (click here to learn more), you will not be eligible for Subclass 190 NT nomination
- if you are not living in Australia, you may only be eligible for Subclass 491 nomination.
- if you are not living in Australia, you must have been employed in your nominated occupation for at least 1 year out of the last 2 years before making your Subclass 190 NT nomination application, or you have relevant Australian qualifications
- if you are not living in Australia, you must have an offer of full-time employment in the NT, if the NT Migration Occupation List requires it
You should be aware that meeting the above requirements does not guarantee you a Subclass 190 NT nomination.
How to apply for Subclass 190 NT nomination
When applying you must provide:
- skills assessment result
- detailed resume
- academic transcripts, letters of completion and certificates of qualifications
- your and your dependant(s) passports
- evidence of your Australian visas, if any
- English test result
- if you are claiming points for your partner’s skills and/or English proficiency, a copy of their skills assessment and/or English test result
- a letter (less than 2 pages) detailing your commitment to the NT, including why you want to live in the NT; your commitment to living and working in your nominated occupation (can be closely related skilled occupation) in the NT for at least 3 years; how the NT lifestyle would suit your way of life more than that of any other State or Territory
- if you are already living in NT, provide 12 months bank statements; 6 months payslips from a NT employer (if not required if you are a NT graduate but provide evidence of making genuine effort to obtain employment in your skilled occupation in the NT); tenancy agreement and utility bills in the NT
- if you are living overseas, provide evidence of having at least 1 year full-time employment in your nominated occupation out of the last 2 years or evidence of your Australian qualifications; evidence of having researched into living and working in the NT; offer of at least 1 year full-time (at least 35 hours per week) employment for your nominated occupation or evidence of attempting to find a job and a written statement detailing your understanding of the NT employment market for your nominated occupation
- evidence of settlement financial capacity of at least $35,000 for single or $50,000 for a couple or $60,000 for a couple with 1 child or $65,000 for a couple with 2 children.
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