ACT Skilled Migration Program closed to overseas applicants until July 2017

Effective 14 September 2016, if you are living overseas you cannot apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until July 2017. 

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

This action does not affect ACT PhD alumni living overseas. You are still able to apply for steamlined nomination if you meet the nomination criteria. Email migrationservices@act.gov.au for advice on how to lodge the online application. 

ACT Occupation List will be updated in July 2017

The demand for ACT occupations will be reassessed in July 2017. The updated ACT Occupation List will be published when the ACT Migration Program reopens to overseas applicants in July 2017. 

Application forms

Please make sure you have read the relevant guidelines to check your eligibility before you lodge an application. A service fee is charged for all applications. Service fees are not refundable if you do not meet the criteria.

Link to guidelines

Skilled visa  - Applying for ACT nomination

Application for ACT nomination - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa

Migration agents lodging an application for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa on behalf of a client must create an account.

Individuals applying for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa are not required to create an account.

Migration Agents:

Login here to create an account, start a new application or resume an existing application.

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Individuals (not using a migration agent):

Apply here to start an application or resume an existing application

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Employer nomination - applying for RCB support

Applying for RCB support of an Employer nomination under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) 

Migration agents lodging an application for Regional Certifying Body (RCB) support on behalf of a client must create an account.

ACT employers seeking to apply for Regional Certifying Body (RCB) support of an employer nomination must create an account.

Please ensure you have read the ACT guidelines for RCB support to check your eligibility before you apply. Service fees are not refundable.

Login here to create a new account, start an application or resume an existing application.

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Business Skills - Applying for ACT nomination

Agents or individuals applying for ACT nomination of a Business Skills visa are not required to create an account. 

Please ensure you have read the guidelines for ACT nomination to check your eligibility before you apply. Service fees are not refundable.

Business Talent (permanent) (subcass 132) visa

Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) (subclass 188) visa - Business Innovation

Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) (subclass 188) visa - Significant Investor

Business Innovation and Investment (permanent) (subclass 888) visa - Business Innovation

Business Innovation and Investment (permanent) (subclass 888) visa - Significant Investor

Business Innovation and Investment (permanent) (subclass 888) visa - Entrepreneur

Apply here to start an application or resume an existing application

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Schedule of fees

The ACT charges a service fee for processing applications as shown below in Australian dollars.

These fees are not refundable - please ensure you meet the ACT's eligibility requirements and have included all supporting documentation with your application to avoid disappointment.

ACT nomination - Skilled Migration visa

Application for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa: $300

RCB support - Employer Nomination

Application for RCB support of an RSMS nomination: $300

ACT nomination - Business Skills visa

Application for ACT nomination of a Business Talent (permanent) (subclass 132) visa: $1,100
Application for ACT nomination of a Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) (subclass 188) visa: $600
Application for ACT nomination of a Business Innovation and Investment (permanent) (subclass 888) visa: $1,100