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As of 19/04/2017 the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) (which informed the ACT Occupation List) has been replaced by the Short term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).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.

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 visa

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

RCB support - Employer Nomination

Application for Regional Certifying Body (RCB) support of an employer nomination: $300

ACT nomination - Business Skills visa

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