As Australia’s most popular destination, largest city, and gateway to the world, Sydney is the most sought after place to live in by new migrants.
And being located in the State of New South Wales, it also makes this State’s Nomination program the most in demand.
Starting today, the NSW State Nomination program reopens for the 2014-2015 year. There are a few changes to take note of:
No Removal of Occupations
All the occupations on the 2013-2014 NSW Skilled Occupation List will remain on this year’s list, with the addition of a few occupations which were also added to the SOL list from 1st July.
NSW Eligibility Requirements
- Occupation on the NSW Skilled Occupation List
- Under 50 years of age
- Valid positive Skills Assessment
- Competent English
4 Intakes This Year
Only 4 intakes of 1000 applications each are to be opened. Each intake will be open for 4 – 6 weeks and opening dates fall on the:
- 14 July 2014;
- 14 October 2014;
- 19 January 2015; and
- 14 April 2015
A New Online Application System
The old process was to submit the NSW State Nomination application via paper. A new online application system is now being used to link with your existing EOI, the uploading of documents, and payment of the application fee.
Subsequent to a valid application, a receipt, further documentary requests and finally the NSW State Nomination outcome will be received via email.
An approximate time of 12 weeks is needed for processing.
Please refer to http://www.business.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visa-and-migration/skilled-sponsored-migration for more information.