The Victorian Skilled Migration Program for the fiscal year 2023-2024 is now accepting applications from both domestic residents in Victoria and international candidates.
Who Can Apply:
- Eligibility Criteria: Must be under 45, have competent English, and score at least 65 points on the Australian Government’s points test.
- Nomination from Victoria: Required for application.
- Application Process: Involves submitting an EOI to the Department of Home Affairs and an ROI for Victorian nomination.
- Required Documents: Passport, English language test, and Skills Assessment are mandatory. An employment contract and payslips are needed if you are currently working in Victoria.
- Time Limit: Must submit the visa application within 60 days of receiving the nomination.
Skilled Visa Processing Priorities in Australia: What’s New?
The Australian government has outlined specific priorities for processing skilled visa applications. Here’s a quick rundown:
- Healthcare & Teaching: Top priority is given to professionals in the healthcare and teaching sectors, including roles like medical scientists, social workers, and school principals.
- Employer-Sponsored Visas: If you’re nominated by an accredited sponsor, your application will be fast-tracked.
- Regional Area Occupations: Jobs in designated regional areas are also given priority, making it easier for applicants willing to work in these regions.
- Permanent & Provisional Visas: Applications contributing to the migration program are prioritized, except for the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa.
- Other Applications: All other visa applications are processed thereafter.
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Additional Information and Support
The program is expected to conclude in the early part of 2024, with the specific closure date to be announced in due course.
Detailed information about the program, encompassing eligibility criteria and key timelines, will be made available as soon as it is finalized.
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