SKILLED VISA 190 – ACT NOMINATION – Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa.

visa 190 - ACT Nomination

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) offers = Open Now

UPDATE Aug 2020

• Skilled Nominated (Permanent) subclass 190 visa.

Applying for ACT nomination is a two-stage process:

  1. You must formally express an interest in applying for ACT nomination by completing a score-based ‘Canberra Matrix’.
  2. If you are invited to apply for the ACT nomination, you must complete and submit the online application (and pay the service fee) within 14 days. You must attach the required documents to evidence your eligibility and Matrix score claimed at the date of Matrix submission.

ACT Canberra resident visa 190 

you must meet the following criteria before you are eligible to submit a Canberra Matrix for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (Permanent) subclass 190 visa:

  • You must be residing in Canberra for at least six months
  • You must meet one of the following two criteria:
  1.  Your nominated occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List;

or

  1. You are the primary holder of a subclass 457/482 visa sponsored by an ACT employer:
  • You have worked in Canberra for the sponsoring ACT employer for at least six months as the holder of a 457/482 visa. 
  • The 457/482 visa must have a minimum 12 months’ validity at date of Matrix submission.
  • You must be working fulltime for an ACT employer in Canberra for at least six months at date of matrix submission:
  • You must be working a minimum of 35 hours per week for the 26 weeks at any occupation.

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Matrix

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A general requirement for visa 190

Before applying for the ACT nomination, you must complete the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) EOI and meet the Home Affairs points test (currently 65 points).

ACT offers nomination

The ACT offers nomination of a Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa and a Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa.

Applying for ACT nomination is a two-stage process:

    1. You must formally express an interest in applying for ACT nomination by completing a score-based ‘Canberra Matrix’ ACT 190 nomination.  The highest ranked candidates in each stream will then be selected and invited to apply for ACT nomination.

    2. If you are invited to apply for the ACT nomination, you must complete and submit the online application (and pay the service fee) within 14 days.

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) 

  • Have a suitable skill assessment in your nominated occupation and meet the Home Affairs points test (currently 65 points).
  • Select the ACT as your preferred location to live in Australia. If the ACT is not selected, you will not meet the genuine commitment criteria for ACT nomination. 

Choose an ACT nomination pathway – provisional 491 or permanent 190

  • Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa.
  • Skilled Nominated (Permanent) subclass 190 visa.

Canberra resident for visa 190

  • You must be residing in Canberra for at least six months immediately before the date of Matrix submission and continuing until date of any invitation.
  • Residence is defined as living and settled in Canberra. Visiting Canberra for short periods does not meet the residence criteria.
  • You are not eligible for ACT nomination if you, your spouse/partner or children are living or working in another Australian state or territory.

Your nominated occupation is open or close on the ACT Occupation List

  • Occupation caveats: certain open occupations on the ACT Occupation List have an employment caveat.
  • You are the primary holder of a subclass 457/482 visa sponsored by an ACT employer

Working fulltime for an ACT employer

  • You must be working fulltime for an ACT employer in Canberra for at least six months at date of matrix submission
  • You must be working a minimum of 35 hours per week for the 26 weeks immediately before the date of Matrix submission.
  • While the employment does not have to be permanent, it must be continuous. Paid annual or personal leave meets the continuous employment criteria. 

Canberra Matrix scoring – visa 190

Checking the new guideline

  • Pass the visa points test

    You have to meet atleast 65 points for your general point test.

  • Occupations and skills Assessment

    Qualifications and work experience highly related are key for a successful skills assessment

  • English Capacity

    If your skills are level 1/2, you should have proficient English (IELTS 7), otherwise competent English ( IELTS 6).

Canberra Matrix is for both ACT 190 or ACT 491 nomination, ACT Nomination invitation will base on your matrix points.

Yes. Regional areas include Perth, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Lake Macquarie, Illawarra, Geelong, Newcastle, Wollongong, Adelaide, Hobart, and Canberra.

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