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The ACT is reporting they expect to publish their 2020-21 nomination guidelines before the first round of invitation on the 1st of August. If you are considering applying for state nomination in Canberra start preparing you documents now and be ready to submit an application on short notice, this could give you a chance to get your application in in a small window when there will be less applicants to compete with.

Source http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/migrating/article/visas/

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NSW advice in the new financial year is to look at all other visa options before apply for state nomination. This is due to a low number of places expected to be available for state nomination and high demand, it is unlikely you will receive state nomination. NSW see the highest number of applications for state nomination. In the 2019-2020 financial year they only opened 491 visa applications for one week in June and if you weren’t already living and working in a regional area you wouldn’t be able to meet the requirements that week to be able to submit an application.
If you are interested in state nomination NSW is the hardest state to receive nomination from.

Source https://www.business.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visas-and-immigration/visa-and-nomination

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The Northern Territory closed their General Skilled Migration program to offshore applications on the 24th of March due to Covid-19 with plans to open on the 1st of July. There is currently no updated information on their website about if they will still be able to follow through with this plan.

Source https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-to-work

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Queensland are reporting as they haven’t received their quota from the Department of Home Affairs they aren’t sure yet when they will be able to reopen their Business and Skilled Migration Queensland program (BSMQ).

Source https://migration.qld.gov.au/

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South Australian state nomination applications for the 2019/2020 program year will close on Sunday 28 June 2020 at 9pm ACST.

Skilled migrants seeking state nomination will need to submit and pay for their application to Immigration SA by this time to be considered against the current state nomination requirements.

Any incomplete application remaining in the system past 9pm ACST on the Sunday 28 June 2020 will be deleted. This includes applications that have been saved but not submitted and applications that have been submitted but are still awaiting payment.

Applications for 190/491 skilled migration for the 2020/2021 program year will be open at a date to be advised.

Source https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/news-events/news-releases/gsm-temporary-closure

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2020-2021 Program Year Update

The Australian Government has not yet allocated nomination quotas to the states and territories for the 2020-2021 program year. While applications for state nomination by Tasmania remain open and will continue to be considered, no nominations can be made in SkillSelect until quotas are allocated.

Migration Tasmania currently does not have an indication of the size of the 2020 -2021 nomination quota and cannot guarantee all eligible applicants will be nominated.

Further updates will be provided as soon as additional information becomes available.

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The Victorian Government’s state nomination program will remain temporarily closed while we await the Commonwealth Government’s allocation of state nomination places for 2020-21.

In the meantime, you will not be able to apply for the following state nomination visas:

  • • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa
  • • Skiled Nominated (subclass 190) visa
  • • Business Innovation stream (subclass 188A) (Provisional) visa
  • • Investor stream (subclass 188B) (Provisional) visa
  • • Significant Investor stream (subclass 188C) (Provisional) visa
  • • Entrepreneur stream (subclass 188E) (Provisional) visa
  • • Significant Business History (subclass 132A) (Permanent) visa
  • • Venture Capital Entrepreneur (subclass 132B) (Permanent) visa

The 2020-21 Victorian state nomination program will open at a date to be advised after further advice from the Commonwealth Government. Please check our website news regularly for more information.

You can still lodge your Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Commonwealth's Department of Home Affairs SkillSelect system. An EOI will be required before you can apply for a Victorian visa nomination.

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