Information on Subclass 189, 190 and 491 Visa applications

The Department of Home Affairs have released information on 21 January 2021 under Freedom of Information request (FOI) providing information on Skilled Independent (Subclass 189), Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190)and  Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (Subclass 491) visa applications on hand as on 31 December 2020. According to the information, the following number of skilled visa applications…

NSW update regarding skilled and business migration programs

The State Government’s skilled visa nomination program, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491) and Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190), is ongoing and Business migration program, Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (Subclass 188) and Business Talent (Permanent) visa (Subclass 132 visa), will re-open in early February 2021. NSW specifies 30 occupations for Skilled…

Tasmania update regarding skilled and business migration programs

On 29 January 2021, 1pm the State Government’s skilled visa nomination program, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491) and Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190), and Business migration program, Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (Subclass 188) and Business Talent (Permanent) visa (Subclass 132 visa), will re-open with updated requirements and documents. The Department…

Victoria update regarding Skilled Visa nominations

On 05 January 2021, the State Government’s skilled visa nomination program, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491) and Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190), has re-opened focusing on Victoria’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Department of Home Affairs has made additional allocation of State nomination places for remainder of the financial year 2020-2021…

ACT Critical Skills List for ACT nomination

ACT has published a list of occupations on the Critical Skills List that are eligible for nomination in skilled visa programs, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491) and Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190), updated as on 11 January 2021. Currently, the List specifies 111 occupations, which will be reviewed and updated quarterly to…

Information on Global Talent Independent visa applications

Information on Global Talent Independent visa applications The Department of Home Affairs have released information on 28 October 2020 under Freedom of Information request (FOI) providing statistics on Global Talent Independent (GTI) visa applications granted for Distinguished Talent (subclass 124) visa, Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa, Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) visa, Skilled…

Canberra residence integrity check

Canberra is undertaking integrity check of continued residence of nominees in Canberra, for whom ACT nominations for skilled migration were approved in December 2019 and January 2020. As part of the process, the nominees must provide evidence of their continuing residence in ACT to ensure that their nomination is not withdrawn by the Territory. ACT…

Queensland State Nomination Program now open

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) has opened the State Nomination for Business Program and Skilled Migration Program from Tuesday 29 September 2020 until Monday 05 October 2020 to consider decision-ready applications in a COVID-19 priority area. While the Business Program is open to onshore and offshore applicants, the Skilled Migration Program is open only…