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Victoria's Skilled Visa Nominations Resume

Following the annual hibernation phase, Victoria’s 2023-24 Skilled Visa Nomination Program (subclass 190 and subclass 491) has reopened. The resumption follows a noticeable reduction in Skilled visa nomination allocations for all States and Territories.

Changes to subclass 491 nominations

To be eligible to apply for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) nomination in the 2023-24 program, onshore applicants must be living and working in regional Victoria at the time of nomination. Some outer suburbs of Melbourne are considered regional.

As a result of this change, candidates who submitted a subclass 491 ROI in 2022-23 and were not selected, will need to submit a new ROI if they are still eligible.

Changes to Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

There are no changes to the subclass 190 visa nomination program.

Candidates who submitted a subclass 190 Registration of Interest in 2022-23 and were not selected, do not need to submit a new ROI unless the information provided has changed.

In addition to the EOI, Victoria has advised candidates to check their partner points and annual salary responses in their existing ROI and confirm they are correct. If they are not correct, candidates will need to withdraw the existing ROI and submit a new one.

Selection rounds

A Registration of Interest is not an application for Victorian visa nomination. The program is very competitive and there is no set timeframe for when you may be selected. ROIs will remain in the system for selection until they are withdrawn or selected. The program will close in early 2024 at a date to be confirmed.

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Elan Rysher is a Registered Migration Agent and Qualified Student Counsellor. He is the main Writer for ImmiUpdates and the founder of Rysher Migration. Elan has many years of experience working in immigration, finance and health. Being a former migrant himself, Elan is passionate about helping others fulfil their Australian dream.


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