Victoria Skilled Migration Program 2022 is open

Victoria Skilled Migration Program is now open 

The skilled work visa program is open to applicants living in Victoria, the Victoria Skilled Migration Program provides skilled migrants with a pathway to permanent residency in Victoria.

In addition to applicants living in Victoria, Victoria will also be selecting applicants living outside Australia for the skilled work visa subclass 190 and 491 visas in ALL ELIGIBLE OCCUPATIONS on the relevant Department of Home Affairs occupation lists.

That means that ANY occupation can apply for a 190 or 491 visa provided the occupation is on the relevant short or long term list.

There are 2 pathways to applying for permanent residence in Victoria and these are:

  • The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent visa for skilled migrants to live and work anywhere in Victoria.
  • The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) is for skilled migrants to live and work in regional Victoria and provides a pathway to permanent residency through the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191).

Applicants will first need to submit a Registration of Interest (ROI) and then be selected on competitive merit to apply for skilled visa nomination.

Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

It is important to note that ROIs will be assessed until May 2023.

How can the team at VISA LOUNGE help ?
You can organise a consultation with us. We will provide you with written advice on your eligibility to meet either of these visa subclasses.

Published by Maddie Phillips

Australian Immigration Law Specialist with over 12 years experience, I provide high touch immigration solutions for businesses and individuals, all aspects of Australian immigration law. OMARA Licenced, Member Migration Institute of Australia and Australian Human Resources Institute.

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