Update for Skilled Workers Currently Living in Queensland
Migration Queensland has recently updated the applicable regions
In addition to that, please find below note
Applicable regions – Skilled workers living in Queensland
You must live and work within one of the following post codes to be eligible for the 491 Regional visa:
40194022, 4025, 4037, 4074, 40764078, 41244125, 4133, 41834184, 42074275, 42804287, 43004301, 43034498, 45074512, 45144519, 4521, 45504575, 45804895.
Note: If you are a current holder of a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) or have applied for a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491), you will not be eligible for nomination for the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190). This restriction also applies to the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).
Note: The above postcodes are applicable to those who have been nominated and applied for their 491 visa from 5 March 2022. Further details can be found in LIN 22/022.
If you were nominated or applied for the 491 visa prior to 5 March 2022, the applicable Queensland postcodes can be found in LIN 20/292.
If you were granted a 491 visa prior to 19 November 2019, the Gold Coast is not an eligible region.
To find other visa options that suit your circumstances, use the Department of Home Affairs Visa Finder.
RDA Far South Coast Update
Checking Skill Availability and Receiving Interim Reference Number (IRN)
RDA Far South Coast has added following note:
”As nominations are extremely limited at this time, prior to submitting your application, you MUST check that you are still able to apply for your skill in the nominating region. Do this by filling in and emailing the Skill Availability form to us.
This template will request your name and skill only. Do not submit anything else. This is NOT an Expression of Interest process. It is to ensure that particular skills are not oversubscribed and that, when you apply, nominations in your skill area are still available.
If your skill is still available, you will receive an email with an Interim Reference Number (IRN). Within 48 hours of receiving this IRN, you must submit your application, including this Interim Reference Number in the Subject heading of your application email. The Interim Reference Number expires after 48 hours and, should you submit after that time, your application will be ineligible.”
ACT Invitation Round
Invitation round result for 8 March 2022 published!
ACT Invitation Round took place on 8 March 2022 invitations were issued as follows:
(The next invitation round will be held before 21 March 2022)
- Matrix nominating Small Business Owners
* 190 nominations: 1 invitation (100 points)
* 491 nominations: 1 invitation (70 points)
- Matrix nominating 457 / 482 visa holders
* 190 nomination: 1 invitation
* 491 nomination: 0 invitation
- Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations
* 190 nomination: 11 invitations
* 491 nomination: 26 invitations
- Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations:
* 190 nomination: 5 invitations
* 491 nomination: 34 invitations
Note: “The ACT has a fixed number of nomination places available each month (pro-rata against the annual allocation). The highest ranked Matrix were invited to apply for ACT nomination. The cutoff for selection depended on the remaining monthly allocation, the date and time of Matrix submission, occupation cap and demand. The higher the demand for an occupation, the higher the rank of the Matrix score invited
The minimum ranking score is an indication only and not a guarantee that an invitation was issued. Invitations will not be issued if you have an active application in the system; or if you have previously received ACT nomination.
Requests for ranking information
Invitations are not guaranteed. We will not respond to requests for information on ranking or the likelihood of receiving an invitation. Matrix will not be prioritised or issued invitations based on personal circumstances. This includes, but is not limited to, visa expiry dates or a change in circumstances including critical birthdays”
Victoria Program Review Update
ROI Selection Data as at 4 March 2022 Published
Victoria Program Review – ROI Selection Data as at 4 March 2022
- Outstanding talent selections as at 4 March 2022
These selections were made based on the applicant’s outstanding talent. Information on the ROI points is not included as points were not a factor in the selection decision.
- Points-based selections as at 4 March 2022
These selections were made after all outstanding talent selections were made.