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WA closed for new 190/491 applications as of 02/02/2024

The Western Australia State Nominated Migration Program (SNMP) for 2023-24 is now closed due to high application numbers.

The State Government persistently supports the pursuit of nomination allocation figures aligned with the State’s requirements.

What does this mean for you?
 

① If you’ve already applied to WA State sponsorship prior to 2 February 2024, your eligibility will be assessed, and nominations issued if allocation allows (subject to place availability). 

② Some applications lodged prior to the program closure date will not be considered for current year and affected applicants will be notified. 

Possible solutions: what will be the options for those who will not receive WA state sponsorship, but still have English test and skills assessment done? Discover more in-depth insights below.
 

 

Option 1:  Subclass 482 – you will need an employer to sponsor you

Applicant minimum criteria:

  • Vocational English (PTE 36 or IELTS 5.0)
  • Relevant qualification + at least 2 years of relevant full-time work experience in the latest 5 years OR
  • No relevant qualification + at least 3-5 years of relevant full-time work experience in the latest 5 years 
  • No skills assessment required for majority of occupations
  • Over 200 occupations on the list
Benefits: 
  • extending your stay in Australia to be able to work lawfully
  • possibility to transit to PR through 186TR visa after 2 years of working on 482 visa for the same sponsor

Option 2:  Subclass 186DE- you will need an employer to sponsor you

Applicant minimum criteria:

  • Competent English (PTE 50 or IELTS 6.0)
  • Positive skills assessment + at least 3 years of relevant full-time work experience in the latest 10 years (past skilled deemed date)
  • Over 200 occupations on the list
Benefits: 
  • Direct PR visa
  • access to Medicare

Option 3:  Subclass 494- you will need an employer to sponsor you

Applicant minimum criteria:

  • Competent English (PTE 50 or IELTS 6.0)
  • Positive skills assessment + at least 3 years of relevant full-time work experience in the latest 10 years (past skilled deemed date)
  • Over 400 occupations on the list
Benefits: 
  • transiting to PR with no age restrictions through 191 visa after 3 years of working and living in regional Australia 
  • access to Medicare and free public schooling for children

Option 4:  Subclass 407- you will need an employer to sponsor you

Applicant minimum criteria:

  • Minimum English (IELTS 4.5 or equivalent)
  • At least 1 year of relevant full-time work experience in the latest 2 years OR
  • Eligible study qualifications in the latest 2 years
Benefits: 
  • extending your stay in Australia to be able to work lawfully

Option 5:  Subclass 820/801- you will need an partner to sponsor you

Applicant minimum criteria:

  • De facto relationship + living together for at least 12 months OR
  • Marriage + living together for less than 12 months
Benefits: 
  • extending your stay in Australia to be able to work lawfully
  • transiting to PR after 2 years of genuine and ongoing relationship

NOTE: each case is different and you may opt to seek advice from a Registered Migration Agent to make sure you have explored all options. In that case, I recommend you get your migration strategy or book an express consultation to discuss your next efficient migration steps.

You can ask me questions at any time.

Just email me at office@yuliamoiseeva.com.au and describe your migration issues!