NT Offshore GSM Nomination Criteria Updated

NT Offshore GSM Nomination Criteria Updated

More occupations added to the Priority Occupations Stream

The nomination eligibility criteria for offshore General Skilled Migration applicants have changed. This includes:

  • reduced work experience requirement (one year down from 3 years for most occupations)
  • more occupations added to the Priority Occupations Stream
  • expansion of the Family Support Stream to enable regional provisional (subclass 489, 491 and 494) visa holders and those who hold bridging visas after having applied for regional permanent residency (subclass 887 and 191) visas to support family members applying for nomination.


Offshore applicants will generally only be nominated for a subclass 491 visa.

Offshore applicants must meet the minimum requirements above and meet the following NT nomination criteria:

  • have post-qualification work experience of at least one year in your nominated occupation in the last 10 years (note: additional work experience required for some occupations under the priority occupations stream)
  • demonstrate a genuine commitment to live and work in the NT on a long-term basis
  • have evidence of financial capacity to settle in the NT
  • meet criteria against one of the 3 streams below.

Please note: those applying under the NT Family stream or the NT Job Offer stream can nominate any occupation on the national eligibility list

1: Priority occupation stream

Offshore applicants under this stream must:

2: NT Family Stream

Offshore applicants under this stream must:

  • have a family member in the NT who:
    • is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen (see definition on Home Affairs website) or hold one of the following visas:
      • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491
      • Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 494
      • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 489
      • a bridging visa granted in association with an application for a Skilled Regional Visa subclass 887 or Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) subclass 191 visa
    • is usually resident in the Northern Territory, and has been living in the NT for at least 12 months
    • is the applicants eligible relative* or their partners eligible relative if their partner is also intending to apply for the same visa (see below for definition of eligible relative)
    • has confirmed in a statutory declaration that they are willing and able to provide settlement support to the applicant and migrating dependants including assistance with finding accommodation and employment in the NT
  • have evidence of sustained efforts to seek employment in the NT, including evidence of research in to the NT job market, and sustained records of applying for jobs in the NT or making contact with NT employers

*an eligible relative must be the applicants or their spouse/partners:

  • parent
  • child or step-child
  • brother, sister, adoptive brother, adoptive sister, step-brother or step-sister
  • aunt, uncle, adoptive aunt, adoptive uncle, step-aunt or step-uncle
  • nephew, niece, adoptive nephew, adoptive niece, step-nephew or step-niece
  • first cousin, or
  • grandparent
3: NT Job Offer Stream

Offshore applicants under this stream must have a verifiable job offer in their nominated occupation for a job that is based in the NT with an NT business / organisation that has been actively operating in the NT for at least 12 months

Source: https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-to-work/northern-territory-government-visa-nomination/eligibility

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