ACT Skilled Migration Program closed to overseas applicants

Applicants living overseas

Effective 14 September 2016, applications for ACT 190 nomination from overseas residents will not be accepted.  If you are living overseas you will not be able to commence an application for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until the program reopens in July 2017.

Applications lodged on or before 13 September 2016 will be processed in queue order. 

Canberra residents

This action does not affect Canberra based applicants. You are still able to apply for ACT nomination if you meet the nomination criteria.

Streamlined PhD nominations

The ACT will accept applications for streamlined nomination from ACT PhD alumni living overseas.  If you meet the nomination criteria, email for advice on how to lodge the online application. 

Choose Canberra

Canberra has the power to surprise – with food and wine, with art and culture, with ideas and innovations.

As an evolving city, this element of surprise continues even once you’ve made Canberra your home, with new developments, events and opportunities constantly emerging to keep life interesting.

Canberra is also a planned city – designed to maximise opportunities for work and play.

As our Nation’s Capital, big ideas emerge, circulate and grow here, thanks to unique links between leading thinkers in business, government, education and research. Our dynamic economy, highly educated workforce and an innovative business culture provide career and business opportunities unique to Canberra.

And because everything is within a 20 minute drive of your home, less time commuting, means more time to play.

Our healthy appetite for outdoor pursuits is enhanced by the natural resources available: from sailing on Lake Burley Griffin, mountain biking at the world class Mount Stromlo facility or heading up to the Snowy Mountains for a day on the slopes.

We are also home to most of Australia’s major cultural institutions and a cultural calendar overflowing with international exhibitions, arts festivals and entertainment.

The question here is not what to do, but when.

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