The Program in 2014-15

NSW has introduced a number of initiatives in 2014-15 which are designed to align the NSW Skilled Nominated visa program with the skills requirements of the NSW economy. Key points about the program in 2014-15 are:

  • Applications are lodged electronically through a new online system
  • Applications will be open for four intakes per year with a maximum of 1000 applications per intake
  • Application intakes will remain open for 4-6 weeks, or until the current intake is full, and
  • The NSW Skilled Occupation List will be expanded and will include all occupations on the 2013-14 NSW Skilled Occupation List as all occupations on the Skilled Occupations Listpublished by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and in effect 1 July 2014.

NSW runs the Skilled Nominated program in order to attract highly skilled people in a range of occupations to contribute to NSW future skills needs. As the program is rolled out over 2014-15, NSW will closely monitor the program and will adjust eligibility criteria, including occupational eligibility, as required.

Proposed Calendar For NSW Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) Program – 2014 / 15

Occupation List updated
Applications open

Applications close (4-6 weeks after opening or when 1000 application limit is reached)*
14 July 14 July 11 – 25 August
1 October 14 October 11 – 25 November
7 January 19 January 16 February – 2 March
1 April 14 April 12 – 26 May

 NSW Trade & Investment estimates a 12 week processing time frame.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on the NSW nomination process.

*You will be able to apply until your occupation and/or the application limit has been reached. The online system will not accept applications once the limit has been reached. Occupation limits will be decided on ongoing basis according to skill requirements in NSW. The Migration Services Team will not be able to advise you when limits will be imposed.

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