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    Australia Immigration – Western Australia Invitation Rounds Begin in February 2023

    Jan 23,2023

    Western Australia Invitation Rounds Begin in February 2023

    The latest update came from Western Australia regarding the upcoming State Nomination Invitation Rounds. As per the department, they have received an overwhelming amount of applications for the state nomination migration program. As a result, the department requires sufficient time to process this large volume of applications.

    The department is planning to prioritize the volume of applications and especially, the remaining applications before the end of the program year 2022-23. Moreover, the state nomination invitation rounds are likely to begin in the first week of each month and are about to start in February 2023.

     About the State Nomination Program

    The nomination is required from the state or territory such as the nomination from the Government of Western Australia (WA). This nomination is necessary to be qualified for the state-nominated skilled visa. Moreover, the eligibility of the WA nomination will only be confirmed when one must meet both the criteria of the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs).

    In addition, the state nomination provides extra points in the DHA’s points test. These extra points will be added automatically to the EOI (Expression of Interest) in the Home Affairs Skill Select database. Candidates may be nominated based on getting extra points for

    • Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa will be added extra five points
    • Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa will add extra 15 points.

     WA State Nomination Streams

    • The general stream WASMOL schedule 1
    • The general stream WASMOL schedule 2
    • The graduate stream

     Invitations Issued on 16 December 2022

    ​Intending visa subclass SNMP General stream –WASMOL schedule 1 ​SNMP General stream –WASMOL schedule 2 SNMP Graduate stream – higher education graduates ​SNMP Graduate stream – vocational education and training graduates
    ​Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) 194 1053 814 304
    ​Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) 194 1915 269 263

    Invitations Issued During The Program Year 2022 – 2023

    ​Visa subclass July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar​ Apr​ May June​ Total​
    SNMP General stream – WASMOL schedule 1
    ​190 159 373 531 510 194 1767
    ​491 41 127 822 458 194 ​1642
    SNMP General stream – WASMOL schedule 2
    ​190 83 195 563 463 1053 2357
    491 117 263 938 1037 1915 4270
    SNMP Graduate Stream – higher education graduates ​ ​
    ​190 97 241 959 1069 814 3180
    491 53 129 313 327 269 1091
    SNMP Graduate stream – Vocational Education and Training Graduates​
    ​190 12 63 241 376 304 994
    ​491 38 62 159 260 263 778
    600 1453 4526 4500 5006 16085


    As the new year begins aspirants who wish to Migrate to Australia are expecting some more good news from the country. Last year after July 2022, Australia declared some significant draws. As a result, around 55000+ candidates have received the invitation to apply. States also play an important role to invite plenty of immigrants from the draw. As far as, WA has concerned, the state already invited 16000+ candidates from the recent draws and from the next month onwards hoping for more positive rounds.

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