Navigating Northern Territory Nomination Criteria for Australian Visas in 2023-2024

Greetings, fellow migrants and aspiring residents! Ranjita Pillai here, a seasoned Immigration Lawyer at Migration Guru, your go-to source for over 90 years of collective experience in Australian migration law. Today, let’s delve into the latest updates on Northern Territory’s Nomination Criteria for the 2023-2024 program.

Understanding Nomination Allocations:

Northern Territory Nomination Criteria for Australian Visas

The Northern Territory has been granted 250 seats for 190 visa nominations and 400 seats for 491 visa nominations. However, due to limited allocations from the Australian Government for the current program year, the NT Government cannot accept new subclass 190 nomination applications. Fear not, though, as those meeting relevant criteria will be considered for a subclass 491 nomination.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a Northern Territory nomination, you must align with both the Australian Department of Home Affairs and Migration NT’s criteria for your chosen visa category. Key requirements include having a points-test result of 65 or higher, a positive skills assessment in your nominated occupation, being under 45 years of age, and meeting the minimum English language requirement.

Additionally, the NT Government may change its requirements at any time, so staying informed is crucial. Remember, meeting these criteria doesn’t guarantee a nomination.

Important Notes for Applicants:

Here are some essential points to consider:

  1. If you or your dependants are living interstate, you won’t be eligible for NT nomination.
  2. Students on a visa who haven’t completed studies in an NT institution are ineligible.
  3. If you’ve been nominated for a subclass 489 or 491 visa by the NT, you won’t qualify for a subclass 190 nomination.

Categories for Onshore Applicants:

Northern Territory caters to two categories for onshore applicants:

Eligible NT Graduates: Criteria include completing qualifications in the NT and demonstrating efforts to secure employment.

Other NT Residents: This category encompasses temporary visa holders residing in the NT.

Offshore Applicants Criteria:

Offshore applicants will generally be nominated for a subclass 491 visa. The Priority Occupation Stream is limited to 54 occupations on the new NT Offshore Migration Occupation List. Meeting additional requirements is crucial, including post-qualification work experience, commitment to NT residence, financial capacity, and eligibility under specified streams.

Encouraging Words:

Understanding these criteria is vital for a successful visa application. Whether you’re a graduate, a current resident, or an offshore applicant, thorough preparation is key. Remember, the NT Government issues nominations at its discretion.

For a more comprehensive understanding of these updates or personalized immigration advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Migration Guru. Our experienced team is here to guide you through the complexities of Australian migration.

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