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. 

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 residents: the average processing time is 3 months.
• Overseas residents: the average processing time is 3 months. 

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

Canberra residents. We are currently assigning (to a case officer) applications lodged on: 25 April 2018

Overseas residents. We are currently assigning (to a case officer) applications lodged on: 25 April 2018

 

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 assigning (to a case officer) applications for RCB support lodged on 23 May 2018.