Skilled & Business Migration Program Updates: Victoria and South Australia
Announcements have been made that the Government of South Australia and Victoria will have new quotas and allocations for 2020/21. While there is a limited amount of nominations available the South Australian and Victorian government’s aim is to support the economic and public health recovery of their states. We would encourage those wishing to be nominated by these states to begin preparing for the state nominations by reviewing their eligibility and preparing the required forms and documents. The Infinite Migration team can assist you in the process. Infinite Migration offers a complimentary appointment with one of our skilled migration lawyers.
When will Victoria’s Nominations open?
Victoria’s nominations are currently open with a limited amount of nominations available. A new allocation of visa nominations will be determined after the Federal Budget is delivered on 6 October 2020.
How should I prepare for the new Victorian nomination allocations?
Victoria is reviewing and changing their policies and nomination criteria to improve its economic recovery and the public health response. It is recommended that should you be interested in being nominated that you begin the process of preparing your Expression of Interest (EOI) for lodgement. Our team can assist you in preparing the EOI as well as reviewing the new policies in consideration of your individual circumstances.
When will South Australia’s Nominations open?
The South Australian program and requirements are currently being finalised and are estimated to open late August 2020.
Which type of applicant will be prioritised?
The department has provided the South Australian government with directions as to which application should be prioritised. The prioritised applicants would have the following elements:
- High quality applications within the Business Innovation and Investment Program, with those who have already lodged an ‘Intention to Apply’ given priority consideration.
- Applicants critical to supporting South Australia’s response to the COVID19 pandemic, including individuals providing critical or specialist medical services, critical skills required to maintain the supply of essential goods and services; or delivering services in sectors critical to Australia’s economic recovery.
Applicants that are already onshore will be eligible for early consideration if you are able to satisfy any of the above.
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