Australian Capital Territory (ACT) migration program enables highly skilled and qualified workers to apply for their nomination under Skilled Nominated Visa 190. This immigration program is largely popular among the immigrants aspiring for Canberra Immigration program. However, the program as of now is closed and is expected to re-open in July 2018.
Many immigrants who were applying or have applied got dishearten because of the immigration program closure. But, this is for a short duration. Meanwhile, you can try different pathways to get Australia PR, if you have a good immigration point score or you may try to improve your immigration score as much as you can.
Because, my friend! The higher immigration points you have, the better are your chances to receive Invitation to Apply from the Australian government.
Before that, let us explore more about ACT nomination program!
If you are a skilled worker having good amount of work experience in your nominated occupation that is also in-demand in Canberra and is listed on ACT occupation list then in such a case, you are eligible to apply for ACT Nomination under Australia Skilled Nominated Visa 190.
Also, you must meet the eligibility criteria of 60 points out of 100 on Australia assessment grid to be eligible to apply for Australia PR. the points are calculated for age, educational qualification, work experience, skills, language proficiency and other factors.
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You must show genuine intention to live and work in Canberra for at least 2 years after receiving your Canberra Nomination.
The applications that are with ACT are processed in queue order. Although the program is closed as of now, there are certain programs which are still open like Canberra Resident stream, study stream etc.
Oh! Not able to apply in ACT Nomination Program? Don’t worry! You still have other pathways
There is no need to fret if you are unable to apply for ACT Nomination Program. You may try alternative method by applying for Australia Skilled Independent Visa 189 that requires you to score 60 immigration points along with your job occupation in-demand in Australia labour market.
The good thing to apply through subclass 189 is that there is no need to get a state/territory nomination. You can live and work anywhere in Australia for indefinite period of time. You can directly apply for visa 189 through online skillselect but before that don’t forget to nominate your occupation from MLTSSL.
Additionally, there are other state options like NSW, Northern Territory, and Tasmania etc. that you may try to apply for different states under visa subclass 190. Therefore, you may apply for any of the state migration visas under subclass 190.
If you wish to know more about Australia PR, it is advised to check your eligibility status by filling the free assessment form and connecting to our team of experts at Aptech Visa. Also read what our clients say’s about us at AptechVisa Reviews.