[Australia Weekly Migration News 69 issue]

NSW State Nominated Subclass 491 announcement

Subclass 491

NSW Business and Skilled Migration has today released information on its processes for NSW State Nominated Subclass 491 visas.

Applications will open in mid-January 2020.

Notably, the NSW Government will handle the entire process, RDAs in NSW will not be participating in the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491).

RDA committees will continue to support regional employers in NSW and their skill needs through responsibilities as a Regional Certifying Body (RCB) in the new Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)

NSW nomination requirements and application procedures can be found on the NSW Live and Work in NSW site.

Eligible occupations and postcodes designated as regional can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.

NSW State Nominated Subclass 190 Update

Subclass 190

Requirements for state nomination for the Subclass 190 program are also available on the NSW Live & Work in NSW site.

Commencing January 2020, NSW will generally not invite candidates to apply for nomination by NSW for a Skilled Nominated Visa (190) if they are currently residing in another Australian state or territory.

NSW undertakes ‘invitation rounds’ where selected applicants are invited to apply for NSW nomination. There are no set dates on when an invitation round will occur.

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