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Victoria’s 2023-24 Skilled Migration Program is now open 

Victoria’s 2023-24 Skilled Migration Program is officially open to applicants living in Victoria and overseas.  

This program provides the opportunity for skilled migrants to pursue a pathway to permanent residency in Victoria.  

The program provides two visa pathways: 

  • The Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) is a permanent visa for skilled migrants to live and work anywhere in Victoria. 
  • The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) is for skilled migrants to live and work in regional Victoria and provides a pathway to permanent residency through the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191). 

To be considered for selection for Victorian skilled visa nomination, individuals must first submit a Registration of Interest (ROI) 

Changes for the 2023-24 program  

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) changes 

To be eligible to apply for a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) nomination in the 2023-24 program, onshore applicants must be living and working in regional Victoria at the time of nomination. Some outer suburbs of Melbourne are included in the regional zones by the Department of Home Affairs. 

As a result of this change, if you submitted a subclass 491 ROI in 2022-23 and were not selected, you will need to submit a new ROI if you are still eligible. 

Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) 

There are no changes to the subclass 190 visa nomination program. 

If you submitted a subclass 190 Registration of Interest in 2022-23 and were not selected, you do not need to submit a new ROI unless the information provided has changed. In addition to your EOI, please check your partner points and annual salary responses in your existing ROI and confirm they are correct.  If they are not correct, please withdraw the existing ROI and submit a new one. 

For any questions regarding this update or any further immigration matters, please  email us at aisupport@absoluteimmigration.com or call 1300 227 658

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