Northern Territory Nomination for Skilled Visa suspended until 1 July 2017

Northern Territory Nomination is temporarily suspended for Subclass 489 and Subclass 190 visas where the applicants are not in the Northern Territory.

Where applicants are not in the Northern Territory and a Migration NT file number has not been issued (eg BSM2017/XXXX) the applications will not be processed.

Applicants are encouraged to reapply after 1 July 2017.

Applicants in the Northern Territory are not affected by the suspension.

You can read the full statement of Migration NT here.

Please contact us if you think this may affect you. If you live outside of the Northern Territory and were planning to apply for Skilled Migration before 1 July 2017, we can help you finding other options. There are over 100 visa types in the Australian immigration system. Our migration law specialists can assist you to find the most suitable visa for you and guide you through the application process.

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  1. Ana Pablo on June 1, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Hello Northern Immigration Australia,

    I was planning to apply for a 489 visa in the Northern Territory. I am currently still in Melbourne. When can I apply?

    • Manuela Seiberth on June 2, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Hi Ana,

      Thanks for your comment. The Northern Territory Government has suspended the Nominations for Skilled Visas including the 489 until 1 July 2017.
      You will not be able to apply before that date. Please also note the requirements to be eligible for NT Nomination.
      Please contact us – we are more than happy to provide you with more information on Australian visas and immigration pathways for you and your family. In particular, we are specialists in immigration to the Northern Territory.

  2. Claudia Maler on June 2, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Dear Northern Immigration Australia,

    We already have our Nomination from the NT Government, but we are still in Germany. Does this suspension affect us in any way?

    Thanks for your answer in advance! We love reading your blog posts and follow you on Facebook. Always very informative updates!

    • Manuela Seiberth on June 2, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Dear Claudia,

      Thanks for your enquiry, and thanks for your kind words. It’s nice to hear you find our updates informative!
      About your question: if you already have your Nomination the suspension doesn’t affect you. Please be aware of time frames for the visa application though.
      Feel free to contact us if you require our assistance.

  3. Eshan on June 7, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Dear Northern Immigration Australia,

    I had submitted my EOI on 29th January under the code 141111 (Cafe and restaurant manager) for Visa 190.
    Do I need to reapply again after the 1st July…?

    Thank you so much!

    • Manuela Seiberth on June 7, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Dear Eshan,

      Thank you for your questions. Unless you have been issued with a Migration NT file number, i.e. BSM2017/XXXX, you have to apply again.
      Please note that there may be changes to the NT Nomination as well as visa requirements. Please feel free to contact us if you want to find out if you are still eligible. We can also advise you about other visa options and permanent residency.

    • Sumit on August 15, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Hello Northern Immigration Australia,

      I also want to apply for NT but did not know where to start. I got 6 in each band of my IELTS and skill assessment.
      Can you help?

      • Manuela Seiberth on August 16, 2017 at 7:20 am

        Dear Sumit,

        Thanks for your comment.
        It’s great that you have a 6 in IELTS and a positive skills assessment – that’s two essential requirements for Skilled Visas. What’s your occupation?
        We can certainly help you with your application. Please contact us on +61879039166 or

        We are looking forward to being part of your immigration journey in Australia!

  4. Mae on November 19, 2018 at 1:34 am

    Hi Northern Immigration Australia,

    I am an aspirant who wants to lodge my skills assessment for regional nomination in the NT with a job of HR adviser. I just wanted to know if 489 and 190 visas are available for application because in my Immi account it is unavailable and in Home Affairs website as well. How would it be possible to apply for a new one? And I am willing to get your help for migration to the Northern Territory. Please contact me for details. Thanks!

    Kind regards,

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