Australian Capital Territory Skilled Migration

Eligible skilled workers and business people who can demonstrate commitment to migrate to Canberra may qualify for Australian Capital Territory (ACT) nomination.

ACT charge non-refundable to process applications for nomination.

If you are highly skilled professional with experience that’s is in demand in Canberra you may be eligible for ACT nomination of a Skilled-Nominated (subclass 190) visa. To receive this nomination you must apply through the ACT Government and will need to meet criteria for the nomination. You must also demonstrate a genuine commitment to living in Canberra for at least two years.

If you have graduated from a Canberra institution with an occupation on the ACT Occupation List you may also be eligible to apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled-Nominated (subclass 190) visa.

Skilled - Nominated (190) Visa

The Skilled - Nominated (190) visa is a points-based visa for skilled workers who are nominated by ACT.

You may apply for ACT nomination if you are: (1) living overseas; or (2) living in Canberra, subject to additional criteria.

Canberra residents must be employed by an ACT employer in a skilled occupation and demonstrate you have lived in Canberra for three months prior to applying for ACT nomination.

International graduates from an institution located in another Australian state or territory must be employed fulltime by an ACT employer in the nominated occupation for at least six months.

You will not meet the ACT’s eligibility criteria for nomination if you are currently living in another Australian state or territory.

Please note overseas applicants who have lived or studied in another Australian state or territory within the last year may not meet the ACT’s eligibility criteria.If this situation applies you should discuss your circumstances with our team prior to lodging your application. Each application will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Please refer to the ACT nomination guidelines of limited or closed occupations.

Skilled - Nominated (provisional) (489) visa

Please note the ACT does not have access to nominate subclass 489 visas.

Important announcement

ACT stopped accepting application for state nomination program from overseas applicants for 2015/16

The Australian Capital Territory is pleased to announce that program targets for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa have been met for the 2015/16 financial year.

Effective 18 March 2016 at 4:00pm AEST, applications for ACT nomination from overseas residents will not be accepted. If you are living overseas you are not able to apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until the program reopens in July 2016.

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