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Recent updates on Australian State Nomination

Mon, Nov 18 2019

Recent updates on Australian State Nomination

While the introduction of Newly Regional Subclass 491 visa, the Australian States and territories are in action for the arrival of EOI (Expression of Interest) applications after 16th, November 2019.

Following are the facts have made for Australian visas: 


The Government of Victoria gets the approval of applications for 491 visas for state nomination from 18th November 2019 at 9 am. 


The GSM (general skilled Migration) for state nomination program is already closed, as it is decided that GSM again open in the coming weeks. In QSOL, most of the occupations already have been eliminated, that includes the given below:

Onshore and Offshore - IT

  • ICT Business Analyst ANZSCO 261111
  • Systems Analyst ANZSCO 261112
  • Developer Programmer ANZSCO 261312
  • Software Engineer ANZSCO 261313
  • Software and Applications Programmers nec ANZSCO 261399
  • ICT Security Specialist ANZSCO 262112
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer ANZSCO 263111
  • Analyst Programmer ANZSCO 261311

Do I qualify for applying 190 or Visa 491 Visa

Onshore - Accounting

  • Accountant (General) ANZSCO 221111
  • Management Accountant ANZSCO 221112
  • Taxation Accountant ANZSCO 221113
  • External Auditor ANZSCO 221213
  • Internal Auditor ANZSCO 221214 

Offshore - Engineering

  • Civil Engineer ANZSCO 233211
  • Mechanical Engineer ANZSCO 233512
  • Electrical Engineer ANZSCO 233311
  • Engineering Technologist ANZSCO 233914


Under this Australian territory, there are not requirements available for state nomination for regional visa 491, although it will come into force after 16th November 2019.

South Australia:

For migration to South Australia, it has been closed the system of state nomination under 190 visa categories on 15th November 2019 from 11 am, as changes made in the notice for 491 visas. The 190 visa system will again come into effect from December, the first week.

New South Wales (NSW):

The New South Wales Government outlines that they will soon determine when 491 visa nominations will open, though, Regional Development Australia Northern Inland NSW which considered as one of the regional bodies of New South Wales State Government states that 491 nominations will initiate until 2020, maybe January.

Northern Territory:

This Australian territory states that the nomination program for Subclass 491 and Subclass 190 visa will remain closed by 9th, December 2019.

Western Australia:

The Government of Western Australian has already decided that EOIs (Expression of Interest) for the regional Subclass 491 visa can be submitted from 16th November, although, the process for invitation will not initiate till 21st, November 2019.

Australian Capital Territory:

By the ACT government, it has been stated that nomination can be submitted as from 1st January 2020. This follows due to the release of new eligibility requirements for 190 and 491 visas, which is due on or before 28th November 2019.

As there are some delays in the opening of 491 visa programs, it considered a good idea to commence the skill assessment process through taking An English language test. Through the above-mentioned information, you can lodge an EOI as soon as the programs will open.                                        

For further updates and information regarding the Australian 491 visa and other visa services, you can fill the online Australian assessment form from Aptech Global Immigration. So, our experts will contact you shortly.

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