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Victoria’s 2022-23 Skilled Migration Program is Now Open

Hoping to settle permanently in Victoria? Well, we have good news! On Thursday 11 August 2022, the Victorian Government announced that its 2022-2023 Migration Program is now open for all occupations on the Department of Home Affairs skilled occupation list.

That means that both onshore and offshore applicants from all skilled occupations are eligible to submit a Registration of Interest (ROI) for both the subclass 190 and subclass 491 visas.

This is a significant change from the 2021-22 Skilled Migration Program, which did not allow applications from individuals overseas. Additionally, the new program is a great opportunity for applicants who work in a variety of occupations, particularly since the 2021-22 Program was previously aimed at applicants in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).

Speaking to the SBS, Melbourne-based migration expert Neha Singh said: “This time they have opened up for all the occupations which are in the skill level 1, 2 and 3. You just need to be working and you have to show the evidence of working.”

Before submitting an ROI, applicants should check that they meet all eligibility requirements. ROIs will be assessed until May 2023.

Read more: What is General Skilled Migration and State Nomination?