Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa – Closure of ACT Migration Program to overseas applicants

Effective immediately (23 August 2017 at 9.30 am AEST) the ACT Migration Program is now closed to overseas applicants.

  • If your are living overseas you will not be able to commence an application for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until the Program reopens in 2018.
  • If you have started an application for ACT nomination prior to closure of the program, and the status is ‘in progress’, the application must be submitted, and the service fee paid before 11.59 pm (AEST)  Thursday 24 August 2017.


This action does not affect overseas applicants with close ties in Canberra.  If you have close ties (either family or genuine job offer) in Canberra; OR you have completed a PhD at an ACT university, you are still eligible to apply for ACT nomination


This action does not affect Canberra based applicants. If you are living in Canberra and working in a skilled occupation, the program is still open. You are still able to lodge an application for ACT nomination of the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa if you meet the current nomination criteria.

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