The government of New South Whales (NSW) has reported that applications for the nomination in the Skilled Nominated Visa under Subclass 190 for the financial year 2012-2013 have attained its full capacity. For this reason, the program is now closed for 2013 fiscal year.
Applicants of Subclass visa 190 are eligible to apply for New South Whales state sponsorship in July 2013, when the program resumes. Applications that were received for New South Whales nomination under Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190 on April 11, 2013 will be dealt with as usual. Applications that have been received and being processed will continue to be dealt with.
Furthermore, the New South Whales is still accepting applications for nominations in other classes of visa, including Visa for significant investors. But, the processing period for application of nominated migration, usually takes a period of twelve weeks. Therefore, some applications might not be decided in the program year 2012 – 2013. The details for the year 2013 – 2014 intake for Subclass 190 may be available this July 2013.
Subclass 190 or Skilled Nominated visa is a permanent work visa intended for individuals who possess the skills or qualifications needed in Australia, but cannot reach the passing mark needed to acquire a skilled independent visa. This visa category can also be availed by applicants who were able to meet the passing mark but wants to access priority processing that applies one territory / state sponsorship.
In case you have plans of applying for an Australian visa, you may get in touch with a migration expert to obtain information and seek an advice on the kind of visa that best suits you.