Closure of ACT (Australian Capital Territory – Canberra) nomination program For Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa to overseas applicants for 2015/16

Closure of ACT (Australian Capital Territory – Canberra) nomination program For Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa to overseas applicants for 2015/16

By Leila Reypour
MARN 0848264

The ACT Migration program is closed to all overseas residents from 18 March 2016. If you are not in Australia, you will not be able to apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until the program reopens on 1 July 2016.

The current processing time is 3 - 4 months due to the large number of applications received post publication of the February 23 Occupation List.

CANBERRA RESIDENTS

This action does not affect Canberra based applicants. If you are living in Canberra, the 190 ACT nomination program is still open if they meet the nomination criteria. The average processing time of applications from Canberra residents is 4 weeks.