Immigration South Australia

01. How much does it cost to apply for state nomination for a business skills visa?
02. Do I need to select ‘South Australia (SA)’ on SkillSelect or can I select ‘any state’ for nomination if I want to be nominated by South Australia?
03. Is there a minimum residency requirement in Australia for my business visa?
04. I currently have a state nominated visa (subclass 163,164,165, 188, 132, or 405) from another state. Can I move to South Australia?
05. Are licenses required for operating a business in South Australia?
06. Am I required to use a migration agent for my application?
07. Do I need to get state nomination for a business visa?

 

01. How much does it cost to apply for state nomination for a business skills visa?


Please refer to the Application Fees page for further information.

If you need more information or assistance with the migration process, you can use a registered migration agent. Migration agents can help with choosing the right visa type for your individual circumstances and can help with the application process.

You can find a registered migration agent at:

 

02. Do I need to select ‘South Australia (SA)’ on SkillSelect or can I select ‘any state’ for nomination if I want to be nominated by South Australia?


You must select South Australia (SA) on SkillSelect if you want to be nominated by South Australia.

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03. Is there a minimum residency requirement in Australia for my business visa?


Yes. Please visit the DIBP website and ensure you understand the requirements for your visa or speak to your registered migration agent. For state nomination criteria, it depends on the visa. Please check on the specific visa page for more information on this.

 

04. I currently have a state nominated visa (subclass 163,164,165, 188, 132, or 405) from another state. Can I move to South Australia?


Immigration SA will not provide state nomination if you are the holder of one of these visas based on a nomination from another jurisdiction, unless the state or territory that nominated you originally has agreed to release you. Evidence will be required. State nomination will be dependent on a successful application.

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05. Are licenses required for operating a business in South Australia?


Yes. Whether you're a start-up or an established business there are licenses and regulations that you need to abide by. 

For further information please visit the Department of State Development website.

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06. Am I required to use a migration agent for my application?


No. You are not required to use a migration agent to lodge an application for either state nomination or a visa.

You can use the services of a migration agent if you are not confident in putting your application together in a way that will get you a successful outcome.

When using the services of a migration agent we suggests you ensure the agent is registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA).

To check if your agent is registered visit www.mara.gov.au.

If the agent representing you is based in Australia they must be a MARA registered agent.

 

07. Do I need to get state nomination for a business visa?


If you are applying for subclass 188, 888, 892, 893, 132 or 405 you will need state nomination first.

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