Applications for State Sponsorship Suspended

The Australian migration landscape is constantly changing.  Massive changes to the skilled migration program were announced in April 2017 with further changes due in July 2017 and March 2018.   Many people are still trying to understand the full impact these changes will have on their businesses and skilled visa options.   If you are considering migrating to Australia now is the time to engage a registered migration agent to conduct a detailed assessment of your visa options.   Below is an update on the latest state sponsorship 489 and 190 pathways.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has suspended applications for 489 and 190 sponsorship.   This does not affect those currently residing in the ACT.   A revised list of occupations in demand is due to be released after 1 July 2017.    Applications for state sponsorship may open again after this is date.

Northern Territory (NT) has suspended applications for 489 and 190 sponsorship.   This does not affect those currently residing in the NT.       Applications for state sponsorship may open again after 1 July 2017.

Queensland (QLD) has suspended applications for 489 and 190 sponsorship due to having reached their DIBP allocated ceiling. This includes all 190 pathways, including PhD and Masters.   There is no date set when the nomination process will re-open. A revised list of occupations in demand is due to be released after 1 July 2017.    Applications for state sponsorship may open again after this date.

Western Australia (WA) has a very limited list for some medical professionals who may apply for state sponsorship.  All other occupations are currently under review.   A new occupation in demand list is due to be released towards the end of May 2017.

Victoria (VIC), South Australia (SA) and New South Wales (NSW) all remain open and accepting applications for state sponsorship.

Australian Visa Group has experienced and professional registered migration agents to assist you.  Our Migration Agent Perth and Migration Agent Sydney are ready to take your call ph 1300 588 031

 

 

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