From 1 July 2017, the Tasmanian Government will begin introducing some changes to our skilled visa nomination program. These changes are designed to make sure that skilled migrants coming to Tasmania have a commitment to remain in the state, and that they are filling genuine skills shortages for industry.
What is changing?
From 1 July 2017:
New Category for overseas applicants (489 visa only):
Changes to eligibility for ‘Category 3 – Family in Tasmania’:
From 1 August 2017:
Labour market testing for ‘Category 2 – Job Offer’ (489 visa only):
From 1 October 2017:
Three months prior employment requirement for ‘Category 2 – Job Offer’ (BOTH 190 and 489 visas):
From 1 January 2018:
Two year study requirement (190 visa only)
Please refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) Australian study requirement as to what constitutes two years of study.
One year study requirement remains in place for provisional visa nomination (489 visa).