If you are oversea applicants, Australian Skilled Visa Options

you need to check your eligibility first to meet all criteria.

Skilled Visa 491

If you are currently living outside Australia,

you will generally only be offered a subclass 491 nomination.

Offshore applicants must have been employed in their nominated occupation for at least 12 months out of the last 24 months prior to your application, or have relevant Australian qualifications.

Offshore applicants must have an offer of full-time relevant employment in the NT. if the NT Migration Occupation List requires it.

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List (A-F)

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List (G-O)

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List (P-Z)

Please note, that the NT has limited places for a nomination, which means that applications must be of a very high standard to be nominated. Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee a nomination.

You must provide strong evidence of good employment prospects in the NT

either in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation.

You can show you have good employment prospects by providing:

  • an offer of employment letter from an NT employer
  • a statement describing how your skills and experience meet NT employer needs
  • evidence that your occupation has been advertised in the NT multiple times and detailed explanations of how your qualifications and experience match the job vacancies
  • evidence of positive feedback from potential NT employers.

Please see specific information on the required evidence on employability for onshore and offshore applicants.

You must provide a list of all your financial assets in Australian dollars.

You must provide verifiable documents evidence of those assets. For example, clear colour copies of bank statements, share certificates, property valuations and jewellery evaluations.

The table below gives you detail on the assets you need and the summary you have to provide.

Family composition Minimum value of net assets
Individual applicant AU$35 000
Applicant and spouse AU$50 000
Applicant and spouse plus one child AU$60 000
Applicant and spouse plus two children AU$65 000

The minimum English language requirement

is an outcome of competent unless otherwise specified by assessing / licensing or registration body or on the Northern Territory (NT) Migration Occupation List. Competent means the equivalent of at least IELTS 6.0 in each band level.

The Age requirement

You must be under aged 45 years at the time of nomination.

The skills assessment requirement

You will need a full skills assessment from a relevant Australian skills assessment and assessing authority, for the skilled occupation that you have nominated.

We can assist the skills assessment, contact us

Point test

Meet the skilled migration points test of 65 or higher.

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