Subclass 190 Qld nomination | What you need to know

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Subclass 190 allows you to live and work permanently

Subclass 190 Qld nomination – if you are currently living and working in Queensland in a skilled or closely related occupation that has been identified as a shortage, you can apply to the Queensland government for Subclass 190 Qld nomination. However, you must not be currently studying or have already received a nomination for, or have applied for, or are a current holder of Skilled Work Regional Subclass 491 visa (click here to learn more about Subclass 491 visa) or Skilled Regional Subclass 489 visa from any State or Territory.

The Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 is a permanent visa allowing you and your dependant(s) to live, work and study in Queensland.

Who is eligible for Subclass 190 Qld nomination

You should only apply for Subclass 190 Qld nomination if you meet the Department criteria and the Business and Skilled Migration Queensland or BSMQ criteria.

  • score at least 65 points (click here to calculate your points)
  • have a positive skills assessment in your nominated occupation
  • under 45
  • have at least Competent English or higher level if required by your skills assessing authority
  • your nominated occupation is in the QSOL Working in Queensland Skilled Occupation list (QSOL)
  • have at least 6 months of full-time (at least 35 hours) post-qualification employment in Queensland in your nominated occupation
  • you must currently be employed with a Queensland employer registered in Australia for a further 12 months (minimum of 35 hours per week)
  • commit to living and working in Queensland for 2 years
  • if you are employed through a Labour Hire company, they must be registered in Queensland

How to apply for Subclass 190 Qld nomination

  1. Lodge an EOI, select “Queensland”
  2. If invited, you must provide all the relevant supporting documents through the Document Portal. You can only upload 1 document per file (you can merge multiple documents as 1 file). Pay a non-refundable application fee to BSMQ. You have 14 days to finalise your Subclass 190 Qld nomination application from the time of invitation. BSMQ may grant you an extension or your application will be closed and you will need to submit a new EOI.
  3. Once BSMQ approved your nomination, you will receive an invitation from the Department to apply for the Subclass 190 visa (click here to learn how to apply for the Subclass 190 visa). You will be given 60 days to lodge your visa application with the Department.

What are the required documents to support Subclass 190 Qld nomination

  • Queensland nomination application form
  • Bank statement showing you have at least settlement funds of $10,000 (for single) or $15,000 (for couple) or additional $5,000 for each dependant. (Offshore applicants – $30,000 for single and additional $5,000 for each dependant).
  • Positive skills assessment
  • Commitment statement
  • Employment contract
  • Payslips
  • Evidence of licensing or registration, if required
  • Letter from employer stating the length of employment
  • Evidence of residing in Queensland


If your Subclass 190 Qld nomination is successful and you have been granted a Subclass 190 visa, you are not allowed to transfer your nomination to another state or territory.

If your Subclass 190 Qld nomination is successful but the Department refused to grant you the visa, BSMQ will not appeal to the AAT against the refusal.

During the first 2 years of living in Queensland, you are required to notify BSMQ of a change of address or change of employment.

Other State/Territory Subclass 190 nomination

Click here to learn more about other State/Territory nomination – NSW / ACT / VIC / SA / TAS / NT / WA

If you are currently living and working in Victoria, you may be eligible for Subclass 190 Victoria STEMM nomination, click here to learn more.

Australian migration law is complex and difficult to understand, contact our immigration lawyer for a consultation (fee applies) to help you understand Subclass 190 Qld nomination or click here to find other visas.

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This article is not intended to be or taken as migration legal advice. The author of this article disclaims any liability for any action or omission on the information provided or not provided in this article. You should always consult an immigration lawyer or a registered migration agent to form an informed opinion on your immigration matter.

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