Northern Territory suspends GSM nominations to prioritise online system launch

May 22, 2017

The government of Northern Territory (NT) announced that it has temporarily suspended all General Skilled Migration (GSM) nomination applications for subclass 489 and 190 visas for all foreign citizens outside the region.

The suspension will pave the way for the launch of a new online system that will enhance all immigration processes and transactions in the region. The NT will also use this time to transition to the implementation of the recent changes to the federal government’s GSM program.

The GSM scheme is an immigration visa program that allows the government to nominate applicants who currently reside outside its region under one of the nominated General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa subclasses. Presently, there are five visa subclasses in this program, namely Subclass 189, 190, 485, 887, and Provisional 489.

“Where applicants are not in the Northern Territory and a Migration NT file number has not been issued the applications will not be processed. Applicants in the Northern Territory are unaffected by the suspension,” it said on its official website.

All applicants are advised to reapply on 2 July 2017.

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