From July 20, 2021 – as per recent updates by the South Australian [SA] government –applications can be submitted for a state nomination by SA for Australia business visa subclass 188, as well as skilled migration visas subclass 190 and 491.
Occupying around one-eighth of the total land area of Australia, South Australia is fourth in terms of size among the 8 states and territories that together make up the Land Down Under.
Less than 8% of the total Australian population resides in South Australia, making the state rank fifth among the most populous Australian states.
Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia.
|As per the official intimation from the government of South Australia –|
· “Skilled Migrants meeting the South Australian state nomination requirements will be able to directly apply for nomination from 8am, Tuesday 20 July 2021.”
· “Applications for state nomination for the subclass 188 Business Innovation, Investor & Significant Investor streams will open on Tuesday 20th July 2021.”
· “Application access for the subclass 188 Entrepreneur stream will follow in August and a further announcement regarding this will be provided in due course.”
|Under the 2021-22 Migration Program planning levels, South Australia has received a total of 6,200 visa spaces for state nomination.|
· For Skilled Nominated [subclass 190] Visa: 2,600 visa spaces
· For Skilled Work Regional [subclass 491] visa: 2,600 visa spaces
· For Business Innovation and Investment Program [BIIP]: 1,000 visa spaces
South Australia has done away with 2 eligibility requirements for the BIIP. These were deemed essential earlier.
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For the new 2021-2022 program year, the government of South Australia has removed 2 steps from the application process that had been used in the previous 2020-2021 program year.
|BIIP requirements removed for the 2021-2022 program year|
| No need for an exploratory visit to South Australia|
 Removal of the requirement for submitting an Intention to Apply [ITA] form.
South Australia will be assessing state nomination applications for subclass 188 Business Innovation, Investor & Significant Investor streams in 4 quarterly periods.
|BIIP assessment indicative dates for the 2021-2022 program year|
|Round 1 Assessments: From August 2, 2021 to September 24, 2021|
Round 2 Assessments: From October 25, 2021 to December 17, 2021
Round 3 Assessments: From January 31, 2022 to March 25, 2022
Round 4 Assessments: From May 2, 2022 to June 24, 2022
As per the South Australia government, “Application assessment timelines may be impacted by the volumes received and will be communicated accordingly throughout the program year as each assessment round is completed”.
|South Australia’s Skilled Migration Program for 2021-22 – Focus areas|
|Talent and Innovators Program||For those who can contribute to South Australia’s priority growth industry sectors.|
|Currently working in South Australia [including long-term residents in the state]||Those living and working in –|
· outer regional SA, or
· along-term resident living and working in SA
might be eligible for certain concessions to the skilled work experience requirements.
|International Graduate of South Australia||Generally, SA graduates to be currently working in their nominated [or closely related] occupation for the previous 3 months, following course completion, in SA.|
|Offshore Registration of Interest – Critical Skills||Specific trade and health occupations are now available for applicants applying from outside Australia.|
Alternatively, if eligible, an individual can take the “employer sponsored” SA endorsement pathway instead.
The employer sponsored visa programs of South Australia enable local businesses within the state to fill in skills requirements when they have been unable to fill the same locally.
|South Australia’s employer sponsored endorsement pathways |
Pathways available to local SA businesses and their migrant employees.
|Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional [Provisional]|
|A provisional visa enabling businesses in South Australia to sponsor skilled migrants for positions that they have been unable to fill locally.|
|Temporary Skill Shortage visa|
|Allows SA businesses to nominate skilled migrants for employment, provided they meet the criteria of South Australia’s Designated Area Migration Agreements [DAMA].|
South Australia provides an outstanding and unparalleled opportunity for a migrant for joining the vibrant community, thereby contributing to the modern economy and great lifestyle on offer.
Through the Skilled & Business Migration program, South Australia offers highly-skilled migrants, entrepreneurs and overseas investors a pathway to establishing their business, working and living in Australia.
Coming under the purview of the Department of Innovation and Skills and working with the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs, SA’s Skilled & Business Migration aims at attracting eligible skilled and business migrants through state-nominated visa programs.
Australia immigration is expected to see a post-pandemic boom.
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