State & Territory Nominations – Small Allocations Available Prior to Federal Budget
We blogged previously that State and Territory nominations have been temporarily suspended until the Federal Budged is handed down on 06 October 2020.
States and Territories have now received a very small allocation of places for sc491/190 and business visa nominations, albeit under very strict conditions.
The Government of South Australia is the first to announce their limited number of interim allocations for the 2021 financial year which will be prioritised to support South Australia’s economic and public health recovery.
As per direction from the Department of Home Affairs, applications for the interim allocations will be prioritised based on:
- High-quality applications within the Business Innovation and Investment Program, with those who have already lodged an ‘Intention to Apply’ given priority consideration.
- Applicants are critical to supporting South Australia’s response to the COVID19 pandemic, including individuals providing critical or specialist medical services, critical skills required to maintain the supply of essential goods and services; or delivering services in sectors critical to Australia’s economic recovery.
- Early consideration of onshore applicants that satisfy the above criteria.
Further details may be available and we will update with our readers once new details are released.
Anyone with queries regarding State & Territory nominations can give us a call on 03 9981 9559 to discuss their options further.