Will I get any preference for Victoria state nomination if I get a transfer letter from my organisation?

I have 80 + 5 points with 90 overall in PTE.

I have updated my skill select EOI for victoria 190, last week. I have been told that with 85 points chances are very less for developer programmer.

On the other hand, I am a bit hesitant to apply for 491, because I have been told by my current organisation that they can transfer me to their Melbourne branch if I have a work permit, but if I have 491, I will not be able to work in my current organisation, which is located in the suburbs of Melbourne.

Is there any hope of getting an invite with 85 points, if so how many months? Will I get any preference for state nomination, if I get a transfer letter from my organisation?

Hi @nikita_mohanty

Victoria does require a job offer letter for giving 190 PR but the invite is sent based on points.

So, your job offer letter can work only if you have got the invite.

You should try and increase the points if possible as 80/85 is not a good score as per current trend.

Thanks for the reply @Anil.Gupta. There seems to be no way for me to increase my points other than waiting till October 2020 wherein I will get 5 additional points for experience.

From your reply, it appears that even waiting for 4 to 5 months will not fetch an invitation, and I would have to forget my job offer.

Is there any other state that might fetch an invitation with 85 points for a developer programmer?

States do not share any invite data. hence, it is not possible to predict anything.

They may or may not invite with 85 invites.

Hi Anil,

Do you mean 85 point invites have less chances for programmers or is it for every occupation? I have filed for ICT project manager and waiting since Aug 2019.

Hi @Sujibulusu

The current trend shows invites with 90/95 points for almost all occupation codes in 189.

The 190 invites follow the same trend more or less.

Thanks ,Anil. I will get additional 5 mins after two months from ACS. How is ACS evaluation process? Do we need to pay again and get it re assessed?

A new ACS assessment is required evey time you want to add something.

Hi Anil,
Is the requirement of job offer after invite is newly added for granting 190 visa for Victoria. I know few of my friends who got 190 visa without offer but that was back in 2019

Hi @Anil.Gupta,
I will get another 5 points from employment in October 2021, and also without change of employer post ACS.
Is it better to wait or apply for 491?
Moreover, even it is 491, very few states such as SA have the option for developer programmer at the moment. Victoria has it, but you need to show job offer.
Would it make sense to get a 491 from a state such as SA with lesser job opportunities, or wait for another 10 months till my points are increased?

Hi @nikita_mohanty

I suggest to grab whatever option you are getting instead of waiting.
Rest is your choice based on your personal situation.

Hi Anil,
[Re-posting my last comment again], can you please respond Anil.

Is the requirement of job offer after invite is newly added for granting 190 visa for Victoria. I know few of my friends who got 190 visa without offer but that was back in 2019

I am not sure if Victoria has added this requirement now. Never heard of it before but it does show on their website now.

Hi Amit, I may be interpreting it wrong but Victoria site is asking for job offer for inter state transfer in Australia or for graduate program not for high skilled migration in general (example seeking 190 from India). Can you please clarify. Pasted the content from website for your convenience.

Offer of employment

You will need to provide evidence of a genuine Victorian job offer if:

  • you are currently living in another Australian state; or
  • you are an international graduate and it is a requirement for your occupation on the Visa Nomination Occupation List for Graduates

As per my information, job offer may be required for Victoria even if you are from outside Australia.

Hi Anil,
I have a question on EOI status. My EOI applications are in showing in submitted state since the day I submitted. when does this status change? after invite? Can you please share all possible statuses an application goes through.

Also, I have been waiting on my Victoria EOI since last 6 months with 90 points after Nov 16 changes and 85 before that with job code 261313 (Software Engineer). Are there candidates in this forum experiencing similar delay?


Hi @Parmodgarg1

The status will remain same until you get an invite. The status will change to ‘invited’ once you get an invite.

I do not have list of people who are waiting for an invite but i am sure there are many.