• The Commitment to Canberra statement is now not required.
  • Self employed applicants must earn a minimum $520 per week ($1000 full time)
  • The criteria for employees working in Canberra for an interstate employer has been simplified –  they can work in a serviced office but not online or at home.
  •    Spouse employment clarified: They do not meet the three months employment criterion, but they have ‘A tertiary qualification (3 year trade, or a Bachelors, Masters or PhD) from an Australian institution in any occupation’;
  • SBO clients  –   apologies for the error in my original email which referred to full time employment.  Your clients do not need FT work rights to apply for 190 nomination.  The SBO employment eligibility is based on minimum income, not working hours.  Student visa holders are eligible for both 491 / 190 nomination if they earn a minimum $13,000 in six months.   A 190 invitation will depend on their Matrix rank
  • The number of SBO supporting documents has been reduced – a stat dec confirming the ACT business activity / employees is mandatory