South Australia Migration

South Australia Migration 

We believe South Australia offers the highest opportunity and this video highlights the process of state nomination.

Why do you need state nomination?

If you are looking to apply for the:

  • State Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa
  • Skilled Regional (Subclass 491) Visa

You need to receive nomination from a state or territory. If you don’t receive a nomination, you can’t be invited to apply for these visas.

Who can be invited for State Nomination?

If there is a shortage of individuals skilled to work in that particular profession, South Australia may choose to nominate a visa holder to fill these rolesApart from meeting these requirements, for the 190/491 visa, you must also meet the South Australia Migration Requirements. South Australia has its own list of occupations that they are open to inviting. (And South Australia has a very long list of occupations). South Australia also has its own requirements to receive state nomination. For example, if you are onshore, one of the requirements might be that you are living and working in that state in your nominated occupation for a specific period of time. If you are offshore, South Australia Migration may want you to have a certain number of years of work experience + a certain amount of funds to support yourself in Aus.

For example – Carpentry

If you look on the website at SA Migration, to be eligible for the 190 invitation, you need to have lived and worked in the state in your occupation for at least 12 months. For the 491 invitation, you must have lived and worked in the state for at least 6 months. You must be working at least 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight in your nominated or closely related occupation in South Australia for the duration required for your nominated occupation, unless specified differently for your occupation. If you are working part time (less than 35 hours per week) you may be offered a 491 nomination only. For offshore applicants, You must have at least 5 years of work experience in your nominated or closely related occupation in the last 8 years. Applicants with Superior English, at least 90 points and at least 8 years of work experience will be prioritised. If your occupation is on the state list and you meet the requirements, it doesn’t guarantee you will receive an invitation.  This is a competitive process and there is no set waiting list to apply for nomination, but rather a pool of candidates which is constantly changing.

What is the process of applying for South Australia State Nomination?

As per any 190/491 application (and we have links to these visas in more depth), you would first need to pass a skill assessment and lodge an expression of interest (EOI). On the EOI, you would list South Australia as a state that you are willing to migrate to. You would then register your interest through the state nomination portal. All things going well, you would then receive an email notification from South Australia Migration inviting you to submit an application for State Nomination. During this time, you will need to provide numerous documentation including evidence of your previous work experience, education, English, an ongoing offer of employment etc…. (The list of required documentation could vary depending on numerous factors) South Australia would then choose to invite you for the visa and you would receive an application in your Skill Select to apply for the 491 or 190 visa. — As always any questions about undertaking study or migrating to Australia please never hesitate to contact the team at Pathway to Aus on the phone, website Facebook, or Instagram Thanks