Business NSW will accept a second round of sponsorship applications for Subclass 190 visas on 22 October 2014 at 10am EST. Only 1000 application places are available in this round and the intake will close once the intake of 1000 has been reached. The next round of sponsorship applications will be in 2015.

In an effort to ensure a more equitable spread of occupations, Business NSW has temporarily suspended 12 skilled occupations from its occupation list. The suspended occupations are:

  • 221111 Accountant (General)
  • 221112 Management Accountant
  • 221113 Taxation Accountant
  • 261111 ICT Business Analyst
  • 261112 Systems Analyst
  • 261311 Analyst Programmer
  • 261312 Developer Programmer
  • 261313 Software Engineer
  • 262113 Systems Administrator
  • 263111 Computer Network & Systems Engineer
  • 263311 Telecommunications Engineer
  • 263312 Telecommunications Network Engineer

Therefore, if your skilled occupation is listed above, you will not be eligible to apply for NSW sponsorship under the Subclass 190 visa in the October round. The next round will be announced in 2015.

Those wishing to apply for NSW sponsorship must ensure that they meet the sponsorship criteria before lodging their application.

Nomination and application process diagram for subclass 190 visa

Business NSW has designed the handy flow-chart above to explain the steps in their sponsorship process.  A link will be made available on the Business NSW website once the application round is open for business. In the meantime, it is time to get your documents in order. Do you know what documents you need to provide? Are your documents suitable? Do you meet the sponsorship criteria? We can help you to answer these questions and provide guidance and assistance with the entire skilled migration process from skill assessment to visa lodgement and processing. Or, are you stuck on one step and not sure whether you meet the requirements or how to go about it? We can help you with each individual step in the skilled migration chain. Our experienced Registered Migration Agents are ready to take up your challenge, no matter the size. Contact us now!