ACT Skilled Migration Program closed to overseas applicants

Applicants living overseas

Effective 14 September 2016, applications for ACT 190 nomination from overseas residents will not be accepted.  If you are living overseas you will not be able to commence an application for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until the program reopens in July 2017.

Applications lodged on or before 13 September 2016 will be processed in queue order. 

Canberra residents

This action does not affect Canberra based applicants. You are still able to apply for ACT nomination if you meet the nomination criteria.

Streamlined PhD nominations

The ACT will accept applications for streamlined nomination from ACT PhD alumni living overseas.  If you meet the nomination criteria, email for advice on how to lodge the online application. 

Guideline and ACT Occupation List changes

Published 1st October 2014

The Guidelines and ACT Occupation List  were updated on 1 October 2014. To view the documents visit the guidelines page.

Before submitting your application to us, make sure you carefully read the relevant guidelines and if applicable, the ACT Occupation List.

If you have any questions about these documents please email