Visas and Migration

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The New South Wales Government is able to provide nomination for business, investor and skilled migrants who want to live, work and invest in the state.

Opening of 491 program to be announced shortly

Applications for NSW nomination for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) will soon be open.

There is currently a delay in the program opening in NSW.

We will announce when NSW is open to applications shortly.

We are unable to provide further guidance via phone or email at this time.

Business and investor migration

If you are a business or investor migrant who is interested in establishing a business or investing in NSW, you may be eligible for NSW nomination under the Australian Business Innovation and Investment Visa Program.

There are several visa options which may be available depending on your background and proposed activity in the state. These include:

  • Business Talent visa (subclass 132)
  • Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188/888), or the
  • Significant Investor visa

Each visa has its own criteria and conditions and NSW encourages prospective business and investor applicants to thoroughly research their eligibility further by visiting Business Migration.

NSW skilled nominated migration

If you are in a highly skilled occupation and are seeking an opportunity to migrate to Australia to live and advance your career, you may wish to seek NSW nomination for a Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) or a Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491).

Through regional migration, skilled workers enjoy the many work opportunities, lifestyle benefits and services available in the regions of NSW.

NSW encourages prospective skilled applicants to thoroughly research their eligibility further by visiting Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).

NSW migration resources

The NSW Government offers online resources to assist you with moving to NSW and settling in the state. For more information, visit Migration resources.

Visa applications to the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs

The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs has sole responsibility for issuing visas to Australia. Nomination by NSW does not guarantee a positive visa outcome.

If an application is refused by the Department of Home Affairs, NSW Treasury is unable to support any request for review made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.