ACT Migration Program closed to overseas applicants

Applicants living overseas

Effective 14 September 2016, applications for ACT 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.

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Canberra - Confident, Bold and Ready.

Canberra, the national capital of Australia, is located within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Big things happen here: in politics, science, research, education, business and the arts – creating the potential for exciting careers and opportunities. 

Canberra also has the power to surprise people – with food and wine, with art and culture, with our heritage and with our warm welcome. 

Canberra is built on the collective spirit and potential of Australia’s people – and we welcome everyone. Around 25 per cent of our population were born overseas and every year, thousands of international students choose to study here.

We look to the future, not the past, and we actively pursue our dreams. Are you ready to pursue yours?

If you are already living in Canberra and would like to stay here permanently; or if you live overseas and are ready to join us, there are several ways you can make it happen.

Have a read though our website and find out about the different visa pathways to stay permanently in Canberra. 

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Guidelines and Application forms

This section provides you with the ACT Government’s eligibility guidelines for nomination of a skilled or business visa.

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