Breaking News: 2023-24 Nomination Applications Now Open for NT Skilled Work Regional Provisional Subclass 491 Visa

Greetings, fellow immigration enthusiasts! I am thrilled to bring you the latest updates regarding the Northern Territory’s Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 visa nomination applications for the 2023-24 program year. As a leading immigration lawyer at Migration Guru, I understand how crucial it is to stay informed about these changes that could affect your immigration journey.

2023-24 NT Skilled Work 491 Visa Nominations is now open

Commencing from October 23, 2023, the Northern Territory (NT) Government has officially opened the doors for nomination applications. However, before you dive into the application process, it’s imperative that you are well-versed in the significant eligibility criteria adjustments. Let’s delve into these changes:

  1. Farewell to NT Graduates: NT Graduates currently holding a Temporary Graduate visa, which remains valid until at least July 1, 2024, or those who are eligible for such a visa, should be aware that they won’t be eligible for nomination during this program year.
  2. NT Residents’ Work Requirement: NT residents who have not accumulated at least six months of work experience in their nominated or related occupation within the NT will only be considered for nomination if they’ve been employed in the NT for a minimum of six months in critical sectors. These critical sectors encompass health, aged and disabled care, education and childcare, and hospitality.
  3. Priority Occupation Stream Limited for Offshore Applicants: If you are applying from offshore, the Priority Occupation Stream now has a limited selection, specifically the 54 occupations outlined in the new NT Offshore Migration Occupation List.

One additional point to take note of is that due to a limited allocation of nominations provided by the Australian Government for the current program year (2023-24), the NT Government will not be accepting new subclass 190 nomination applications. However, for those who meet the relevant criteria, a subclass 491 nomination will be offered as an alternative.

Please bear in mind that these changes aim to enhance the effectiveness and integrity of the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 visa program, ensuring that nominations are awarded to those individuals who align with the Northern Territory’s current labor market needs and priorities.

To stay informed and up to date, I encourage you to consult the official source for detailed information. As we navigate these changes together, always remember that Migration Guru is here to provide expert guidance, support, and assistance to make your migration journey a smooth and successful one.

If you have any questions or require legal assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced team at Migration Guru. We’re committed to helping you achieve your Australian migration goals.

Wishing you the best of luck with your Subclass 491 nomination application in the Northern Territory for the 2023-24 program year!

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