Victoria’s 2020-21 skilled visa nomination program (subclass 190 and 491)

Victoria will be opening it’s 2020-21 Victorian skilled visa nomination program (subclass 190 and 491) on 5 January 2021.

Victoria will also be changing the way they select applicants to apply for Victorian visa nomination, with a new process that will focus on talent and contribution to Victoria’s economic recovery, as well as information in your Expression of Interest (EOI). This change aims to be responsive to challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, with a focus on the state’s economic recovery.

Submission windows

Victoria will now be accepting ROIs in submission windows – set timeframes in which you can submit your ROIs.  Once a submission window closes, you will need to wait for the next submission window to submit your ROI.

If you are not selected immediately after your submission window, you will still be considered for future selection.

SUBMISSION WINDOW SELECTION DAY
10am, 5 January 2021 to 5pm, 11 January 2021 22 January 2021
9am, 2 February 2021 to 5pm, 8 February 2021 19 February 2021
9am, 2 March 2021 to 5pm, 8 March 2021 19 March 2021
9am, 6 April 2021 to 5pm, 12 April 2021 23 April 2021
9am, 4 May 2021 to 5pm, 10 May 2021 21 May 2021
Nomination criteria changes

The eligibility requirements for both the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) and the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) visas have changed. You must carefully read the requirements before you submit your application.

To be eligible to be considered for selection to apply for Victorian skilled visa nomination, you must meet the criteria outlined below:

Subclass 491 Subclass 190
1. Already be living in regional Victoria 1. Already be living in Victoria
2. Already be working in regional Victoria (minimum 3 months employment) 2. Already be working in Victoria (minimum 6 months employment)
3. Work in a highly skilled occupation in health, medical research, life sciences, agri-food or digital sectors which supports Victoria’s economic recovery and/or health response. 3. Work in a highly skilled occupation in health, medical research or life sciences which supports Victoria’s economic recovery and/or health response.
See Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) for further information. See Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) for further information.

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