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Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190) - State nomination program

3,500 places have been allocated to Victoria. As at 30 September 2021, for the 2021-22 program 6,110 ROIs have been received and 363 applications have been submitted for Victorian visa nomination.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) - State nomination program

500 places have been allocated to Victoria. As at 30 September 2021, for the 2021-22 program 928 ROIs have been received and 68 applications have been submitted for Victorian visa nomination.

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa provides opportunities for skilled professionals to gain further work experience in Regional Victoria. Subclass 491 visa holders may be eligible to then apply for the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191).

Registrations of Interest selected

For more detailed information about points and occupations selected, please see ROIs selected.

Subclass 190
As at 30 September 2021, 384 of 6,110 ROIs have been selected to apply for Victorian visa nomination.

Subclass 491
As at 30 September 2021, 73 of 928 ROIs have been selected to apply for Victorian visa nomination.

In the 2021-22 Victorian skilled visa nomination program, we are seeking applicants working in our target sectors with STEMM skills.

ROIs received and lowest points selected by target sector

  Advanced manuf.Agri-foodDigitalHealth Life sciences Medical research New energy, emissions reduction and circular economyWorkforce Skills Pathway
Subclass 190 received 588 24212762271 216123 627770
Subclass 190 - Lowest points selected to date 858095 85 90 75 9085
Subclass 491 received 65 72 202 201 20 2 44322
Subclass 491 - Lowest points selected to date 95 95 90 65 75 n/a 8065

As at 30 September 2021

Subclass 190 ROIs selected

Australian qualifications

For the period 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021, 83% of all nominated skilled visa applicants held an Australian qualification. 7% of all nominated applicants held a PhD, of which more than 82% were from Australian universities.

These numbers demonstrate that Australian qualified migrants are well regarded by Victorian employers and are able to meet other eligibility requirements for Victorian nomination. Potential applicants, including those with PhDs awarded by Victorian institutions, are encouraged to submit a Registration of Interest if they meet the relevant eligibility criteria for either subclass 190 or subclass 491 visa nomination.

Nominated applicants' qualifications

Skilled subclasses 190 and 491

Processing times - subclass 190

  • 75% of applications: 42 days
  • 90% of applications: 47 days

Processing times - subclass 491

  • 75% of applications: 43 days
  • 90% of applications: 45 days

Visa processing times are updated monthly, providing you with an indicative timeframe in business days for processing applications. Last updated 30 September 2021.

Occupations selected

Business and investor visa nomination

188 - Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional)

Victoria’s Entrepreneur stream has not opened for new applications in 2021-22. More information about opening dates and Victorian requirements will be available on our website shortly.

The Business Innovation stream is open to new applications, and business migrants must demonstrate either product or process innovation in their business proposal.

888 - Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent)

The table below provides a summary of the 2020-21 program.

Visa typeApplicationsNominations
888A 759 710
888B 121 109
888C 237 219

Processing times - subclass 888

888A, B
  • 75% of applications: 17 days
  • 90% of applications: 19 days
888C SIV
  • 75% of applications: 10 days
  • 90% of applications: 14 days

Visa processing times are updated monthly, providing you with an indicative timeframe in business days for processing applications. Last updated 30 September 2021.

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