South Australia Offshore & Onshore Nominations – Visa Subclass 491 & 190
From 20 July 2021, South Australia will open its Skills Migration program for the financial year 2021 – 2022 and start receiving applications for 190 and 491 nominations. Offshore applicants can lodge their Registration of Interest (RoI) for state nominations for the Skilled Work Regional Visa Subclass 491, while those onshore can apply for the visa Subclass 491 and the Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass190.
Those skilled migrants currently resident in South Australia, and meet the conditions laid down by the state government and the Department of Home Affairs, can apply for state nominations under three categories: International Graduate of South Australia, Talent and Innovators Program and Currently working in South Australia, including long-term residents in SA.
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The state nomination requirement in South Australia, as always, is the most complex and difficult to navigate. However, it is also considered an opened and generous skilled migration program in Australia when this state opens its doors to applicants not residing in South Australia as well as offshore applicants.
Upon receiving the state nomination, applicants can then apply for the Skilled Work Regional visa Subclass 491 and the Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190 (permanent visa).
Offshore applicants must have at least two years of work experience, or five years, if closely-related to the occupation, with specific trades and health-related occupations as well as proficiency in English. In some occupations, those with eight years of work experience and a superior level of English will receive priority. Onshore applicants meeting the state and federal requirements, can apply for a nomination. Depending upon the duration of their work experience in the state, they can be eligible for the 491 visa or the 190 visa.
The state government has also made exemptions for applicants living and working in outer and regional South Australia. For example, a long-term resident working in a field other than his/her nominated skilled occupation or closely-related to it, may also be eligible for the state nomination.
The requirement of Skilled Migration program in South Australia also depends heavily on which occupation you are nominating. The occupation list in South Australia not only informs you which occupations are eligible for the state nominations, but also shows you what requirements you have to meet.
(source: SBS news; https://bit.ly/3iczd2J)
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