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Onshore NT GSM nomination applications are now open

Onshore applications for Northern Territory nomination under the General Skilled Migration program can now be lodged through the online application system. Offshore applications remain closed while the national border restrictions stay in place. 

Applicants must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for nomination prior to applying. This criteria will be strictly applied.

There are still a number of applications that were lodged prior to program suspension that are awaiting assessment. In recognition of this, all applications will be assessed by date of submission, and those with imminent visa expiry dates will not be given priority processing.

Applicants should lodge their applications as soon as possible after meeting the eligibility criteria. Those who have visas expiring should seek professional advice on their visa options and ensure that they remain lawful during their stay in Australia.

COVID-19 information for temporary visa holders and sponsoring employers

Please refer to the following links for the latest updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

COVID-19 and the border updates on Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic on the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.

Northern Territory Government COVID-19 travel advice provides the latest Northern Territory travel advice on the Coronavirus website.

Visas that need a nomination from an employer

General skilled migration visas

These visas are for young, skilled people with good levels of English:

The subclasses 491 and 190 visas need a nomination from an Australian state or territory government such as Australia's Northern Territory Government.

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MINT program

The Migration Innovation Northern Territory (MINT) program is an initiative owned by the Darwin Innovation Hub and Paspalis Asset Management and supported by the Northern Territory Government.

The program assists overseas nationals get Northern Territory Government nomination. They need to show commitment to involvement with the Darwin Innovation Hub.

The Migration Innovation Northern Territory 2019/20 program has commenced. Read more on the program objectives, nomination criteria and how to take part.

For further information go to the Darwin Innovation Hub website.


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