Australia PR Visa requirements for a State nomination have been altered by South Australia. It has also announced that the revised occupation list for the fiscal year 2018-19 will be published soon.
Below are the changes that will be effective once the 190/489 application system reopens this week:
Category – High Points:
As of now, the requirement for high points remains 80, as quoted by the SBS. This may be enhanced. Alternatively, the occupations can be closed for this stream based on available quota.
The immediate family member will have to be staying in South Australia for at least 2 years. The family member can be a Citizen of Australia or Australia PR Visa holder. Those who possess 489 provisional visas nominated by South Australia are also eligible.
An obligation to South Australia:
SA Immigration has retained the requirement that interstate resident applicants are ineligible to apply for state nomination from South Australia for Australia PR Visa. The nomination is only for those who intend to genuinely intend to settle in South Australia.
The below changes will apply to those applicants who have a history of interstate study or work and plan to maximize dedication to settle in South Australia:
- Those who have worked or studied intestate in last 10 years excluding South Australia will only qualify for Provisional 489 Visa state nomination by South Australia
- Those who have worked or studied in another state and in South Australia in last 10 years will only qualify for Provisional 489 Visa state nomination by South Australia, and
- For Subclass 190 Visa the application will be decided based on the merit of the individual case based on time spent in South Australia
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