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South Australia open for new subclass 491 visa nomination applications

South Australia open for new subclass 491 visa nomination applications

On 4 December 2019, Immigration SA opened nomination applications for the new subclass 491 visa and re-opened nomination applications for the subclass 190 visa. At the same time some new selection requirements have been introduced.

This affects the following general skilled migration visas that require state nomination:

Changes to state nomination requirements

Changes to the points requirement for specific occupations and categories

  • many occupations now require 75 or 85 points, but those that are eligible to access the 'international graduate' or 'working in SA' pathways are still required to only have 65 points. Some trade occupations are also only required to have 65 points.
  • the 'high points' pathway is now set at 95 points, an increase from 85 points. There are also some restrictions on who can access the subclass 190 visa nomination using this pathway.
  • 'Chain migration' pathway applicants are now required to have at least 75 points, or higher if the occupation requires it.

Restricted access to subcalss190 visa nomination

  • Certain occupations are only available to subclass 491 visa nomination, with subclass 190 visa nomination only available under specific circumstances.

Fee increase

  • A 10% increase in state nomination fees, from $200 to $220

 You can find out more about these changes by visiting the Immigration SA website.



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