Victoria closes Skilled Nominated Visa Programme for 2019-20
Effective immediately, Victoria’s skilled visa nomination programme is temporarily closed. This includes both the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).
This closure is a result of the state’s annual quota being filled for the 2019-20 programme year. We would expect other states to close in the coming weeks as the migration year comes to an end (30 June 2020) and places fill up.
Applications lodged before the closure
Victorian applications received prior to 28 May 2020 will continue to be assessed, and applicants will be advised of the outcome in due course. New applications will be accepted in 2020-21 (date TBC).
The Victorian Government website advises, “Victoria is facing economic and health challenges posed by coronavirus (COVID-19). To help us respond to this challenge, priority will be given to occupations in sectors critical to the coronavirus response in allocating remaining nomination places.”