Subclass 190

State Nomination Visa

Cost For You and Family Members

The visa costs about AUD4,045 for the principal or primary applicant. You can forecast visa costs using visa cost estimators on Australian government websites.

Similarly, you must pay additional fees for each family member you add to the application. In addition, if the authorities demand it, you must pay a second installment fee for family members of about AUD4,885.

The second installment charge is required when someone in the application is over the age of 18 or 18 years old but has a limited command of the English language. However, it must be paid only if the authorities decide to issue the visa for such a family member.

The Visa Pricing Estimator will not contain the charges of the second installment and other extra costs. You might also have to pay additional charges for health checks, police certificates, and biometrics.

Processing Times

Your visa application will be considered on an individual basis. As a result, the total processing time will differ depending on the person.

The following are some factors that influence the time it takes for your application to be processed.

  • if your application was complete and if all of the relevant documentation were included
  • the time it takes you to respond to any requests from authorities, such as for additional information
  • the time it takes to review the initial and additional information
  • the time it takes to obtain required information from external agencies, which may include information about your or family member’s character, health, or national security.
  • Your permanent migration visa decision will also be influenced by the number of places available in the migration program.

Some Frequently asked questions

With a sub-class 190 visa, you can do the following things:

  • permanently stay and get employment in Australia
  • study in Australia
  • enrol in Medicare, a health care scheme for the public by the Australian government
  • sponsor your relatives to enter Australia
  • travel to and out of the country for 5 years
  • become a citizen of Australia if eligible

However, you can expect to wait for a certain time to get all the benefits and payments from the government of Australia if you are a newly entering resident.

Since sub-class 190 is a permanent visa, you won’t have to worry about your stay being limited. So, if you like, you can live in Australia indefinitely.

However, there is a travel component to this visa, which states that the chance to travel outside of Australia and return will expire after 5 years of receiving the visa.

Similarly, you will be declared a permanent resident of Australia on the day you acquire your visa. If you are already in Australia, your permanent residency will begin as soon as your visa is approved. Additionally, if you are not currently residing in Australia, your permanent residency will begin the day you reach Australia.

Fortunately, you have the option of including members of your family in your visa application. You have two options for including them:

  1. The first opportunity to include family members in your visa application is when you submit it.
  2. Second, you can include them after you’ve submitted your application, but only if the authorities haven’t made a decision yet. So, before the visa decision is final, make sure to include them.

You should also review the family members’ health and character qualifications to see whether they meet them.

Also, if you did not add your dependent children or partner in your submission, you must explain the reason to the authorities. This information is required to process your visa.

You may apply for the state nomination visa from anywhere in the world. However, if you are in immigration clearance, you are not qualified to apply for the sub-class 190 visa.

Additionally, if you apply from inside Australia, you must have one of the following visas in order for your application to be processed:

  • a substantive visa
  • a Bridging A visa (Subclass 010)
  • a Bridging B visa (Subclass 020)
  • a Bridging C visa (Subclass 030)

Please note that your application will not be valid unless you hold any one of the 3 visas mentioned above.

We mentioned above that you could travel out of Australia and return as many times as you want in the first 5 years after getting the state nomination visa.

So, suppose you need to travel outside of Australia after 5 years. In that case, you must apply to get a Resident Return Visa (RRV) (subclass 155 or 157) in order to return to Australia as a permanent resident.

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