Victoria is currently closed for accepting any nominations under the Skilled Migration program, for the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 190) and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491), and the Business Migration Program as the nomination quotas are yet to be allocated to the States by the Commonwealth Government for the 2020 to 2021 program year.
The applicants will still be able to lodge Expression of Interest (EOI) for State nomination under the Skilled Migration program and the State will continue to assess these applications. However, nominations will be issued only after the Australian Government allocates quota to the State. An EOI is required before the applicant applies for a visa nomination in Victoria.
Under Business Migration programs, the State Department will not accept nominations for Business Innovation – Extension (Subclass 188A), Investor – Extension (Subclass 188B), Significant Investor – Extension (Subclass 188C), Entrepreneur –Extension (Subclass 188E), Significant Business History (Subclass 132A), and Venture Capital Entrepreneur (Subclass 132B).