ACT Skilled Migration Program closed to overseas applicants 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

As of 19/04/2017 the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) (which informed the ACT Occupation List) has been replaced by the Short term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). There has been a removal of 200 occupations from the CSOL in creating the STSOL. A new ACT Occupation list based on the STSOL will be announced in July.

Current processing times

 

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

Overseas applicants: All applications have been assessed and are currently with the delegate for consideration. 

Canberra residents: The average processing time is 8 weeks. We are currently processing applications for ACT 190 nomination received on 3 March 2017

 

 

Applications for RCB support of an employer nomination

The average processing time is now 8 weeks. We are currently processing applications for RCB support received on 29 March 2017.