THE ACT SKILLED MIGRATION PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED TO OVERSEAS APPLICANTS: EFFECTIVE 23 AUGUST 2017

However, if you are living overseas and you have close ties (either family or genuine job offer) in Canberra; OR you have completed a PhD at an ACT university, you can still apply for ACT 190 nomination if you meet the criteria. 

If you have already submitted an application and paid the service fee before 23 August 2017, the application will be processed in queue order. 

CANBERRA RESIDENTS - if you are living in Canberra, you can apply for ACT 190 nomination as soon as you meet the nomination criteria. 

Current processing times

Applications for ACT nomination - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa

The average processing time varies according to your location:

• Streamlined PhD nomination: the average processing time is 1 week.
• Canberra resident: the average processing time is 2 months.
• Overseas residents: the average processing time is 4 to 5 months. 

Applicants should note that these time frames may vary depending on demand.

Canberra resident processing date for lodged applications: 14 August 2017

Overseas resident processing date for lodged applications: 10 July 2017

 

Applications for RCB support of an employer nomination

The average processing time is 2 months. Applicants should note that this timeframe may vary depending on demand.

We are currently processing applications for RCB support lodged on 6 September 2017.