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Skilled visa nomination

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Skilled nominated visa (subclass 190) - State nomination program

2,500 places have been allocated to Victoria. During our interim program and first submission window, 4,147 ROIs were received. As at 31 January 2021, 860 applications have been made for Victorian visa nomination.

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

1,043 places have been allocated to Victoria. During our interim program and first submission window, 513 ROIs were received.  As at 31 January 2021, 114 applications have been made 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).

Places as at 31 January 2021

Registrations of Interest selected

Subclass 190
As at 31 January 2021, 1,029 of 4,147 ROIs have been selected to apply for Victorian visa nomination.

Subclass 491
As at 31 January 2021, 189 of 513 ROIs have been selected to apply for Victorian visa nomination.

Meet some of our most recent skilled migrants

Subclass 190 selections

Australian qualifications

As at 31 January 2021, for the period 1 July 2020 to 31 January 2021,  70% of all nominated applicants held an Australian qualification.  8% of all nominated applicants held a PhD, of which more than 73% 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 - occupations selected

Health occupations featured strongly from the Registrations of Interest that were selected to apply. This is due to the requirement that the applicant’s work supports Victoria’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Processing times - subclass 190

  • 75% of applications: 17 days
  • 90% of applications: 24 days

Processing times - subclass 491

  • 75% of applications: 14 days
  • 90% of applications: 19 days

Visa processing times are updated monthly, providing you with an indicative timeframe in business days for processing applications. Last updated 31 January 2021.

Occupations selected

Business and investor visa nomination

132 - Significant Business History and Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream

35 applications have been received. As at 31 January 2021, 13 were nominated, 17 were not successful and 5 are still under assessment.

All nominated applications will contribute to our economic recovery or health response. Applicants will undertake business activity that will provide exceptional economic benefit to Victoria.

Processing times - subclass 132

  • 75% of applications: 9 days
  • 90% of applications: 10 days

Visa processing times are updated monthly, providing you with an indicative timeframe in business days for processing applications. Last updated 31 January 2021.

Successful applications in the Significant Business History stream (132A) will:

  • grow capabilities in Victoria's strategic sectors
  • drive significant employment in these sectors
  • increase expertise and experience in the Victorian workforce.

Businesses proposed under this visa stream need to demonstrate strong alignment with one of Victoria’s Strategic Sectors outlined in the 2020 Invest Victoria International Investment Strategy.

188 - Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional)

All successful applicants in the business innovation stream (188A) will demonstrate innovation in either product or process. Highly educated applicants with business plans that are aligned to their business background combined with a long-term commitment to business and investment in Victoria will be held in high regard. All applicants in the business innovation stream must provide evidence of English skills.

188B Investor stream applicants will ideally be experienced, high net-worth, professional investors who will help fund growth in Victoria's start-up economy.

The table below provides a summary of the Business Innovation and Investment program as at 31 January, 2021.

Visa typeApplicationsNominations
188A 370 212
188B 10164
188C 71 60
188E 7 5
Total549341

Subclass 188 applications

Processing times - subclass 188

188A, B, E
  • 75% of applications: 15 days
  • 90% of applications: 18 days
188C SIV
  • 75% of applications: 8 days
  • 90% of applications: 11 days

Visa processing times are updated monthly, providing you with an indicative timeframe in business days for processing applications. Last updated 31 January 2021.

888 - Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent)

The table below provides a summary of the 2019/20 program.

Visa typeApplicationsNominations
888A 730 709
888B 53 53
888C 290 273

More than 56% of nominated applicants established a new business, approximately 38% purchased existing businesses and the balance joined existing businesses.

Processing times - subclass 888

888A, B, E
  • 75% of applications: 13 days
  • 90% of applications: 15 days
888C SIV
  • 75% of applications: 9 days
  • 90% of applications: 11 days

Visa processing times are updated monthly, providing you with an indicative timeframe in business days for processing applications. Last updated 31 January 2021.

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