After your Visa is granted


Your obligations to live in Canberra

Register your arrival in Canberra

Congratulations on the grant of your ACT nominated skilled migration visa. When you applied for ACT 491 / 190 nomination, you committed to live in Canberra for at least two years starting from either:

During these two years, you must live in Canberra and:

You will not be released from your signed obligations.

On Visa grant

Email the ACT Migration team on as soon as the Department of Home Affairs tells you they granted your visa. Your email must include:

Overseas  residents

Before you arrive, we can give you information and advice and refer you to relevant websites if you have questions about living in Canberra.

Contact us by email

You must register your arrival in Canberra. We follow up with you by phone or email eight weeks later to check on how you are going.

Settling in Canberra

The Welcome2Canberra service provides links to many organisations and services that can help you settle in Canberra.

More information about living in Canberra is also available at

You may contact the team by email: