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. 

Current processing times

 

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

Overseas applicants: The average processing time for applications lodged after 1 September is likely to be 6 months. We are currently processing applications for ACT 190 nomination received on 12 September 2016.

Canberra residents: The average processing time is 3 weeks. We are currently processing applications for ACT 190 nomination received on 16 February 2017.

 

 

Applications for RCB support of an employer nomination

We are currently processing applications for RCB support received on 7 March 2017