Victoria Business Nomination Remain Closed 26 November 2020 - 188 visa and 132 visa
Business innovation and investor visa nomination applications (subclass 188A, 188B, and 188E streams and subclass 132A and 132B streams) remain closed to new applications as announced on 26 November 2020. Significant Investor (subclass 188C) visa nominations have opened on 30 November 2020 in Victoria.
Victoria has reopened its 2020-2021 nomination for 188 visa and 132 visa on 8 September 2020.
All applications must meet new criteria and be submitted before 21 September 2020 at 5 pm AEST, giving only 2 weeks to apply!
Explanation of what your contribution to the recovery will be (200 words or less) in either:
This is according to news published by Live in Melbourne. We expect further information following the Federal Budget around 6 October 2020.
Victoria Skilled Migration - 491 visa and 190 visa
The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed that Victoria continues to use the interim allocation places beyond 5 October 2020.
By 02 October 2020, Victoria's temporary allocation for 2020-21 were:
600 places for skilled subclass 190
200 places for skilled subclass 491
400 places for the business innovation and investment program
Victoria has received more than 2,400 registrations of interest received from skilled migrants, and more than 480 application from business migrants.
On 26 November 2020, Victoria has annouced that the skilled program (subclass 190 and subclass 491) remain closed to new applications. They continue to select high calibre skilled migrants for nomination from the pool of Registration of Interest submissions.
Once Victoria receives confirmation of its full 2020-21 nomination allocations for the skilled and business migration programs, it would reopen its 2020-2021 nomination for 491 visa and 190 visa soon.
It will only select applicants to apply for Victorian visa nomination if their Registration of Interest demonstrates they are working in health or medical research and contributing to Victoria’s economic recovery and/or health response.
To be considered for Victorian visa nomination, you must submit a Registration of Interest for Victorian State Visa Nomination. Applicants who register their interest may then be selected to apply for Victorian visa nomination.
To be eligible to submit your Registration of Interest (ROI) for Victorian visa nomination (subclass 190 and 491) you must
be currently living in Victoria, and
be currently employed in Victoria (minimum six months), and
work in a highly-skilled occupation in health or medical research, which supports Victoria’s economic recovery and/or health response
VIC will then select the best candidates to apply for Victorian visa nomination.
In support of the South Australian Government’s on-going response to the Coronavirus, Immigration SA is implementing visa eligibility criteria changes and will prioritise the processing and nomination of health and medical workers.
Both the Marshall State Government and the Morrison Federal Government have acknowledged the need to urgently find more medical and health professions to join the Australia’s Healthcare System.
Epidemiology experts are predicting there will be an intense as well as lengthy infection period for the Coronavirus.
If you think you might be eligible to apply for a GTI, take 5 minutes to complete our free online GTI assessment form. Our lawyers and registered migration agents will assess your eligibility and get back to you.
The Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs introduced a new program in 2019 to boost the movement of highly skilled individuals from around the world to Australia.
This includes a fast-tracked pathway to Australian permanent residency for applicants with globally recognised talent in a target sector.
This is one of the first programs of its type where Australia is actively hunting talented people and asking them to come to Australia.
It presents a great opportunity for a highly-skilled professional in a high-growth area to move to Australia permanently.
The Global Talent scheme was launched 4 November 2019 and is built on the existing Distinguished Talent program, comprised of:
Offshore Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 124)
Onshore Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 858)
At the Law Council's Immigration Law Conference on 20 March 2020, respresentatives from the Department of Home Affairs stated that applications under the GTI program are being given priority processing. Processing times vary from 2 day to 2 months with many being decided in one to two weeks!
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs (as he then was) David Coleman has also signed Direction no 85 to give high priority to GTI applications as they are considered to be highly desireable by the Government.
Recent graduate of PHD or a Masters program who received high grades.
The program is designed to have global talent officers situated around the world in capital cities such as Dubai, New Delhi, Santiago, Shanghai, Washington DC, Berlin and Singapore. These officers are seeking to attract and engage highly skilled individuals to the program to move to Australia and bring their skills with them.
Currently there are allocated 15,000 places in the GTI program which are up for grabs so if you’re a leader in your field, make sure you get your place to move to Australia.
Watch our video: Fast Track to Australian PR Now: GTI visa for Tech and IT sectors
Agricultural Technology (AgTech)
AgTech is one of the fields identified for the Global Talent Independent Program.
FinTech is a growing field worldwide, including in Australia.
We have seen the rise of a range of:
Modern banks such as Up, Xinja and 86,400
Investing platforms such as Raiz, eToro and Spaceship
Payment platforms and digital financial products, including AfterPay
Regtech and many many other FinTech products in Australia
To develop cutting edge technologies which will function in not only the Australian financial market, but which can be exported to overseas markets, Australian FinTech startups and companies need the highest level of talent.
If you are a developer, computer scientist or financial expert with a background in FinTech, a permanent move to Australia through the GTI program could be the way to go.
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