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Visas and migration

We welcome business and investor migrants, and highly skilled migrants, to apply for nomination to live and work in New South Wales.

Applications for subclass 188 visa nomination close 5pm (AEST) Monday 31 May 2021

NSW will close to new applications for all streams of the 188 visas from 5pm Monday 31 May 2021.

This is to ensure all applications for NSW nomination submitted before this time can be processed prior to the changes being implemented by the Department of Home Affairs on 1 July 2021.

We strongly encourage you to submit a complete application to ensure it can be finalised by 30 June 2021.

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New business and investor migrants

We offer a competitive and compelling location for potential entrepreneur visa applicants. 

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Returning business and investor migrants

Apply to extend your visa for an additional period or convert your visa into a permanent visa.


Common questions

What you need to know about applying for a business, investor or skilled migrant visa in NSW.

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Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

Skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government agency can apply for a permanent visa.


Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491)

We can nominate skilled workers who want to live and work in regional New South Wales for a temporary visa. 


NSW Skilled Occupation Lists

We invite highly skilled migrants seeking to advance their careers to apply for NSW nomination.

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