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To our Kababayans who are thinking of applying for the subclass 489 visa nomination from the
Northern Territory, the Department of Home Affairs have announced that the last day for states
and territories to nominate and issue invitations for the subclass 489 applicants will be
10 September 2019.

MigrationNT will stop accepting subclass 489 visa nomination applications on the following dates:

  • offshore applicants – close of business on 30 August 2019
  • onshore applicants – close of business on 6 September 2019

Applicants should make note of the following:

  • due to the large volume of applications received, MigrationNT cannot guarantee that all
    subclass 489 nomination applications will be finalized before the deadline of
    10 September 2019
  • if your application is not finalised by 10 September 2019, MigrationNT will contact you after
    this date
  • if you are an onshore applicant and have a visa expiring before 16 November 2019, contact
    MigrationNT through the online application portal
  • you should submit decision-ready applications with all required documents attached – view
    documents required on the skilled nominated visas page.

Important dates:
30 August 2019: last day for offshore applicants to lodge nomination applications to
6 September 2019: last day for onshore applicants to lodge nomination applications to
10 September 2019: last day to issue nominations for subclass 489.
16 November 2019:

  • subclass 491 visa program opens
  • applicants can lodge an expression of interest for subclass 491 visa through the Department
    of Home Affairs'  SkillSelect system
  • subclass 491 nomination applications can be lodged through a MigrationNT online



Felix Carao is a Registered Migration Consultant (MARN 1069354), a Qualified Education
Counselor (QEAC G028), and an Accredited Recruitment Professional (MRCSA 51889). For
inquiries, you may email him at or visit