Changes to Vic 190 nomination

How to apply for Victorian visa nomination: ICT, nursing, engineering and building occupations

Due to the high number of applications that Victoria receives in:

  • ICT
  • nursing
  • engineering and building occupations

we have changed our application process for these occupations. The aim of this is to reduce processing times and hopefully improve your experience with our program.  To apply for Victorian nomination (under these occupations), follow these steps:

1. Check you meet the Department of Home Affairs Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) requirementsexternal link and Victoria’s minimum nomination requirements.

2. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) in the Department of Home Affairs’ SkillSelectexternal link, and indicate your interest for Victorian nomination. You do not need to notify Victoria that you have submitted an EOI. Note that if you already have an EOI in the SkillSelect system (submitted before 1 July 2018), it will be considered for Victorian nomination. You will not need to resubmit it.

3. Regularly check your email (including your junk mail folder) to see if you have been selected by Victoria. There is no set timeframe to expect an invitation after submitting an EOI. Invitations are not guaranteed. If selected, an email invitation to apply for Victorian visa nomination will be sent to your email address used for the EOI.

4. Submit an online applicationexternal link for Victorian visa nomination within 14 days of receiving the invitation. Note that you must be able to demonstrate that you still meet the claims that were in your EOI when you were invited. We recommend that you have all your supporting documents ready before you submit your EOI in SkillSelect, as the 14 days cannot be extended.

5. If you are successfully nominated by the Victorian Government, you will receive a SkillSelect invitation to apply for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190).

6. Submit a visa application to Department of Home Affairs within 60 days of being nominated by Victoria.

Selection considerations

The Victorian Government will review and select candidates from SkillSelect, who have indicated Victoria as their preferred state.  Candidates who are selected to apply are still required to meet Victoria’s minimum eligibility requirements, including demonstrating employability and commitment to Victoria, and are not guaranteed nomination.

If you are not selected by the Victorian Government, you will not receive an email. Your EOI will continue to be considered for as long as it remains in the Department of Home Affairs’ SkillSelect system.

Exemptions from this process

This application process is for ICT, nursing, engineering and building occupations only. However, if you are applying with one of these occupations and currently hold a valid offer of employment in your nominated occupation in Victoria, or meet the streamlined 457 or PhD or recent graduate pathways, you are exempt from this process and can lodge a Victorian visa nomination application directly without first being selected by Victoria.