Immigration SA: State Nominated Occupations 2018/19 are Available Now

An Expanded and revised occupation list for 2018/2019 program year will be published by Immigration South Australia (SA). 489 and 190 application system will be reopened later this week by Immigration SA.

Skilled Nomination requirements and requirements and waivers of South Australia’s International graduates are updated now. So you need to review all before applying for the application.

All changes in State Nomination requirements for the General Skilled Migration (GSM) are detailed below. The changes will be applied to all applications on system re-opening.

Immigration SA: High Points Pathway

Immigration SA offers a high point’s pathway for the applicants from the 469 occupations list who scored 80 points minimum on the point test of the Department of Home Affairs.

The state continues to attract talented candidates (high level of English, higher levels of educational qualifications, and Considerable work experience) through this category.

The minimum required points might increase and the specific occupations might be closed for the nomination of the high point’s category.

Chain Migration Pathway

The chain migration pathway is now available for the state nomination for a provisional 489 visa. Immediate family members need to be the residents of SA for at least 24 months. The family member can be a permanent an Australian resident, or an Australian citizen or an SA state nominated 489 provisional visa holder.

South Australia’s International Graduates

International graduates of SA must be working currently in an SA’ skilled occupation for the last 3 months. These 3 months’ work experience required applies to the Higher Education Graduates, and the VET (Vocational Education and Training). Previously 12 months of work experience were required by the VET graduates in SA for an occupation from the Supplementary Skilled List.

Some of the occupations from the list require the International Graduates of SA to have work experience in their respective field for the last 12 months in SA. These requirements are now increased and it now includes international graduates who have been working for at least 6 months in their respective fields in a country region of SA.

The international graduates who are accessing for a waiver via achieving Proficient English or Proficient plus overall will now be eligible to apply for a 489 provisional visa. International graduates who are currently working in SA Skilled occupation for the last 3 months can now have the access of a 190 permanent visa. Those who are accessing a waiver need to continue the residency in SA for post-graduation.

Commitment to South Australia

State nomination applications are for those candidates who want to reside in SA permanently. Below are the changed that will be applicable to the applicants who have a history of studying or working (interstate) and are intended to maximize the commitment to settle down in SA.

  • Applicants who are studying and working (interstate) for last 10 years (not in SA) are only eligible for the State Nomination application for a provisional 489 visa.
  • Applicants who are working or studying in other states (as well as SA) for the last 10 years are only eligible for the State nomination application for a provisional 489 visa. But their commitment should be aligned to SA clearly than any other states or territory of Australia.

One nomination per applicant will be followed by Immigration SA and if an applicant applied for a 489 visa they cannot apply for the 190 visas.

One Document for all

All documents required should be submitted online as one attachment ion the application form. You can scan and save all documents and attached them as one in your application form. Separate documents will not be accepted.

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