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Closure of Victoria’s skilled nominated visa (subclass 190 and 491) for 2019-20 Programme Year

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Victoria Nominations State 491 Closed

Victoria’s skilled visa nomination program is now closed as the State has filled the places provided to them by the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs for the 2019-20 program year.

This includes both the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).

Applications received prior to 28 May 2020 will continue to be assessed and applicants will be advised of the outcome in due course. New applications will be accepted in 2020-21.

Victoria is facing economic and health challenges posed by coronavirus (COVID-19). To help the state respond to this challenge, priority will be given to occupations in sectors critical to the coronavirus response in allocating remaining nomination places. Victoria encourages applicants to reapply in the new program year. Applicant’s will be given an automatic waiver which means you will not have to wait six months to reapply.

Applicants should check for any updates to the eligibility requirements before reapplying.

Please be aware, Victoria is continuing to accept nomination applications for the following visas:
• Business Innovation – Extension only (subclass 188A Extension)
• Significant Investor – Extension only (subclass 188C Extension)
• Permanent Business Innovation (subclass 888A)
• Permanent Investor (subclass 888B)
• Permanent Significant Investor (subclass 888C).



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