The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) offers nomination under the subclass 491 following requires the following process:
- You must formally express an interest in applying for ACT nomination by completing a score-based Canberra Matrix where you are allocated points against demonstrated economic contribution or benefit and/or a genuine commitment to be part of the ACT community. You can select either ACT 491 nomination or ACT 190 nomination. The highest ranked candidates in each stream will then be selected and invited to apply for ACT nomination.
- If you are invited to apply for ACT nomination, you must complete and submit the online application (and pay the service fee) within 14 days. You must attach the required documents to evidence your eligibility and Matrix score claimed at the date of Matrix submission.
A complete ACT nomination guidelines and New List has beenpublished by the authorities which has information regarding the Eligibilitycriteria and Canberra Matrix for both Canberra as well as Overseas Resident.