The Department of Home Affairs’ interim allocation of Subclasses 491, 190, 188 and 132 visa nomination under General Skilled Migration and Business Migration program for the financial year 2020-2021 has given limited number of visa nominations to the States until the delivery of the Federal Budget in October.
For Subclass 491 and Subclass 190 applications lodged before 1pm (AEST), Tuesday 25th August 2020, Migration Tasmania will continue to assess the existing applications according to the priorities established by the Department of Home Affairs. For all new applications lodged after this time period, the applicant must also demonstrate that the applicant is critical to supporting Tasmania’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery. Further, for Subclass 491, 3A Overseas Applicant (TSOL) nomination category restrictions remain in place in Tasmania and only the 17 occupations listed in the ‘High Demand’ section of the Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List (TSOL) are eligible for nomination. The applications lodged for occupations that are not listed as ‘High Demand’ remain closed.
To see the list of ‘High Demand’ occupations, click here.
The State will review the requirements after the Federal Budget, after the announcement of full details of the 2020-21 nomination allocations and requirements.
For Subclass 188 and 132 visa nomination applications, the State is waiting for reopening of Business Migration program and indicates that the new business nominations must be of high quality to support Australia’s COVID-19 recovery.