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 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. 


Moving to another country requires a lot of paperwork. To ensure you have everything you need to make the move as seamless as possible, here’s a list of documents you may require. Keep in mind that this will vary according to your personal circumstances and is not a definitive list:

  • Identity
    • Passports
    • Birth certificates
    • Marriage (and divorce) certificates
    • Drivers licence
  • Medical and dental records
  • Employment
    • Qualifications, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, job and employment references
  • School/Education
    • Children’s school reports and immunisation certificates
  • Financial and insurance documentation
    • Verification of your credit records
    • Proof of no claim bonus for insurance purposes
    • Copies of your life and other insurances
    • A copy of your Last Will and Testament
    • Records of trusts and companies you have operated
    • Accounts and loan details
    • Details of your investments
  • Electronic records
    • Backup files for your computer
    • Keep electronic copies of key documents
  • Pets
    • Vaccination certificates
    • Vet records