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Victoria is open. Skilled Migration 2023-2024

One more important update for all potential skilled migrants! Another highly competitive state for skilled migration – Victoria – has announced the requirements for state nomination candidates under visas SC 190/491.

Let me remind you, the allocation nomination in VIC is 2,700 places for visa 190, and 600 places for visa 491.

The state is accepting new applications from 12 September 2023, and invitation rounds will begin in September 2023 and will be closed in early 2024.

IMPORTANT!

  • A candidate can submit only one ROI either for visa 190 or visa 491 nomination.
  • If a candidate is applying for visa 491 nomination, a brand new ROI should be submitted.
  • If a candidate is applying for visa 190 nomination, there’s no need to submit a new application, but of course, candidates should ensure that all information in ROI and EOI is matching and up to date.
  • It’s not possible to update the ROI after submission. If EOI information in SkillSelect has been changed, you will need to withdraw the current ROI and submit a new one.
  • A nomination application may be rejected if the candidate does not meet minimum requirements, does not respond to state FOI, or cannot provide evidence of the information provided in the ROI. In such a case, a new ROI will be accepted for the next 6 months.
  • The same candidate cannot be nominated twice in one program year.
  • The skills assessment and English language test results must be valid for at least 12 weeks at the time of ROI submission.

For visa 190 candidates:

  • Department of Home Affairs basic requirements
  • Any occupation from the SOL eligible for the visa 190

 

For candidates on visa 491:

  • Department of Home Affairs basic requirements
  • Any occupation from the SOL eligible for visa 491
  • Priority is currently given to offshore candidates for visa 491 with skills in healthcare, social services, and education.

 

For candidates applying for visa 190:

  • Department of Home Affairs basic requirements
  • Any occupation from the SOL eligible for the visa 190
  • Reside in Victoria at the moment of ROI processing and nomination
  • If the candidate is employed in Victoria, income should be proved by providing: employment contract, payslips, superannuation statements, job description.

For candidates applying for visa 491:

  • Department of Home Affairs basic requirements
  • Any occupation from the SOL eligible for the visa 491
  • Working in regional Victoria, with the employer physically present in a regional area.
  • Residing in regional Victoria, which should be proved by providing lease agreement, bills, etc.
  • If the candidate not working, or working in non-skilled employment, he is not eligible to apply for nomination.
  • If the candidate is employed in Victoria, income should be proved by providing: employment contract, payslips, superannuation statements, job description.
  • If the candidate is a self-employed contractor, evidences such as tax invoices, contracts or service agreements, assessment notice, and tax return are required.

ROI selection criteria for state nomination:

  • age,
  • English language level,
  • years of experience in your nominated occupation,
  • education and occupation skill level,
  • partner’s skill (if applicable),
  • salary – onshore candidates only.

The income level is one of many factors used in the ROI selection process. There is no minimum earnings required to be eligible for Victorian visa nomination. However, candidates should only claim earnings from skilled work (ANZSCO skill level 1, 2, and 3) before tax, excluding employer pension contributions.

Certain occupations in the following industry sectors will also be prioritised:

  • Health
  • Social services
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Early childhood and secondary education teachers
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable energy
  • Hospitality and tourism (for the 491 visa)

The migration office of Victoria, like all other states, has its specific requirements for document preparation and submission. These are multi-stage applications that must be as complete as possible and include all documents in support of the state’s requirements. The state also warns about the possibility of requesting additional documents, whichs should be provided within two weeks.

If you are submitting your documents independently, please pay attention to all the details and nuances to ensure your application meets the numerous requirements!

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