State Sponsorship and State Nomination in Australia

State Sponsorship and State Nomination in Australia

A state sponsorship, sometimes also referred to as state nomination, is the nomination by an Australian state to support skilled visa applicants for their visa application.

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What is a State Sponsorship in Australia?

A state sponsorship, sometimes also referred to as state nomination, is the nomination by an Australian state to skilled visa applicants and business people:

  • A state sponsorship is required for some visa subclasses under the General Skilled Migration stream.
  • A state sponsorship is not a visa application, it is however compulsory for applicants to meet the requirements for specific visa classes in Australia.

 

Which visa classes require a State Sponsorship?

The most common visa classes under the General Skilled Migration stream are:
  • Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)
 
The Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) does not require a state sponsorship.Read more about it:
 
 
There are also visa classes under the Business, Innovation and Investment visa stream which require a state sponsorship.

 

What is the advantage of a State Sponsorship?

Successful state sponsorships will grant you bonus points towards the points test:
  • five points for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) or
  • ten points for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).

 

How can I apply for a State Sponsorship?

Applicants for a state sponsorhip are selected by occupations listed within the State Migration Plans. State Migration Plans differ between states in Australia.
Read more about it:
Expression of Interest

 

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State Sponsorship and State Nomination in Australia.
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Updated: 2021-08-01
By: Migration Agent and Immigration Lawyer Association