Closure of ACT nomination program to overseas applicants for 2015/16 – Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa – Australia Immigration

Effective immediately (18 March 2016 at 4pm AEST) – The ACT Migration program is closed to all overseas residents. If the applicant is not in Australia, they will not be able to apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until the program reopens on 1 July 2016.

Applications for ACT nomination submitted before 4pm 18th March 2016 will still be processed in queue order.

Please note, the current processing time is 3 – 4 months due to the large number of applications received post publication of the February 23 Occupation List.


This action does not affect Canberra based applicants. If the applicant is living in Canberra the 190 ACT nomination program is still open if they meet the nomination criteria. The average processing time of applications from Canberra residents is 4 weeks.

Source: Migration Agents News – directly sent to Migration agents by the States.