You are invited to apply for this visa (subclass 190) only if you are nominated by Australian State or Territory Government Agency, based on your Expression of Interest (EOI) which must incorporate sufficient grounds and claims for your eligibility supported by relevant evidences. Such EOI is received through SkillSelect (a data archive that finds the right employee for the employer in Australia).
This is a permanent type visa with a privilege to sponsor relatives to come to Australia allowing living, studying and working for indefinite period. Moreover, it serves as a gateway towards Australian citizenship.
With the cost of AUD 4115, the processing time for this type of visa may vary between 14 to 17 months.
If you are outside Australia when the visa is granted, you must enter Australia before a date that we specify on your visa grant letter.