Applications for the Skilled Nominated (190) Visa in Certain Occupations
8 August 2013
On 5 August 2013 the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) advised that invitations for certain occupational groups in the points-tested migration program will be issued on a pro-rata basis over the 2013/14 program year.
This means that it will not be possible for the Victorian Government to nominate any applicants from these occupations for a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa.
Occupations impacted by this policy change include:
ICT Business and Systems Analysts - 2611
Chemical and Materials Engineers - 2331
Electronics Engineers - 2334
Telecommunications Engineering Professionals - 2633
Other Engineering Professional - 2339
Software and Applications Programmers - 2613
DIAC advise that the total of the occupational ceiling will remain the same but the pro-rata approach will mean that invitations will be staggered and issued to selected individuals over the course of 2013/14 in twice monthly occupation rounds.
We appreciate that this announcement will concern many applicants who have already applied for state nomination to date. Further clarification from DIAC on how this announcement will affect nomination applications that are currently being assessed has been requested.
We will not be able to provide any further guidance to you until DIAC provides further information.
This website will be updated with more information as soon as possible. Please continue to check this website. We will be unable to provide any further information by phone or email.
We encourage you not to withdraw your application until we are able to provide more specific information on this matter.