The Department of Immigration and Border Protection recently announced that places for the 2014-2015 programme for the Skilled Nomination Visa are close to being filled. So what does this mean? It means first and foremost that processing times for submitted applications will be longer as these are points tested Visa’s.
The Department has advised that “The Migration Programme planning level for the Skilled Nominated category now has limited number of places left for the 2014-2015 programme year. This means the processing times will be longer and once the remaining places are used, the Department cannot grant further visas in this category during this programme year.”
The Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190) is available to those applicants who have been nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency. This Visa has become increasingly popular with Australian businesses and applicants alike with many industries experienced shortages for skilled workers.
If you would like any more information about the Skilled Nomination Visa, please contact one of our experienced migration agents based in our Brisbane office.