Updates: NSW 190 Program

NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List 2018–19

The NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List for the 2018–19 financial year is currently being finalised. Once this is published, we will continue to select and invite top ranking candidates in occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List). We will select and invite candidates on an ongoing basis throughout the financial year. There are no key dates involved in this process.

Application payment and additional documents

Some applicants may have applied and received acknowledgement and a Skilled Reference Number (SRN), but still need to make their payment. If this applies to you, we will send you a new payment link by email within five (5) days after you submitted your application.

Applicants who need to supply additional information or attachments can send them to skilled.migration@industry.nsw.gov.au.

Please quote your SRN in the subject line of all emails to this email address.

Checking spam/ junk folders

Some applicants have reported that important emails from NSW Migration Services were redirected to their Spam or Junk folders. Please check these folders regularly to ensure that you have received all of the necessary correspondence.

Processing time

The standard processing time for applications is six (6) weeks*. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in refraining from making progress enquiries within these first six weeks.

* *Please note that this does not apply to EOIs. There is no set timeframe for receiving an invitation after you have lodged an EOI. Selection is not guaranteed.


For even more information on the NSW 190 program, visit the FAQ section or download our How to apply – skilled nominated visa fact sheet.