Skilled visas

NSW provides visa nomination to highly skilled professionals in a range of occupations to help drive economic growth in our state.

Sydney Harbour

Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

A permanent visa for points tested skilled workers to live and work in NSW.

Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491)

A provisional visa for points tested skilled workers to live and work in Regional NSW.

Important information about providing false documents

NSW participates in skilled visa programs to support its economy and communities through the settlement of highly skilled migrants who are committed to living and working in NSW long term.

Providing falsified or misleading information to NSW in support of your claims against our nomination criteria is taken very seriously.

Any instances of fraudulent activity will be reported to Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs and/or NSW Police and may result in any nomination being withdrawn and/or visa cancelled. 

Other visa pathways

There are a range of other available visa options for skilled professionals wanting to migrate to NSW, including the:

For a full list of available visa options, see the visa finder on the Home Affairs website.

Further information

Common questions about skilled visas

Answers to our most commonly asked questions about skilled migration.


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