30 June 2017
The Commonwealth Government has made changes to the visa eligibility criteria for skilled migrants, effective 1 July 2017.
The maximum age requirement for the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa and the Skilled Regional (subclass 489) visa has been reduced to 45 years of age. You must now apply to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for either visa before your 45th birthday.
Some occupations are also no longer eligible for the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa and the Skilled Regional (subclass 489) visa.
Victoria's visa nomination criteria has been updated to reflect these changes - effective immediately.
Occupations removed from Victoria's visa nomination occupation lists are:
|Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)||233611|
|Software and Applications Programmers nec||261399|
To review the updated list of eligible occupations, go to:
Visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's website for up to date information on visa requirements.