Immigration South Australia

01. Do business migrants need approval to purchase real estate for private use in South Australia?
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. How do I become a citizen of Australia?
04. How can I find out about visa processing status for the applicant?
05. Where can I get assistance/migration advice?
06. What if I'm unhappy with the service I have received from a migration agent?
07. How long are DIBP visa processing times?
08. I am confused about the different levels of Government in Australia
09. Can I appeal the decision for State nomination if it is refused?

 

01. Do business migrants need approval to purchase real estate for private use in South Australia?


Please check with Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) before you purchase real estate. For information please visit the FIRB website.

 

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. How do I become a citizen of Australia?


Permanent or residence visa holders may be eligible to become citizens, for more information, please visit the DIBP citizenship information website.

 

04. How can I find out about visa processing status for the applicant?


Immigration SA and The Regional Certifying Body (RCB) has no role in the grant of visas.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will only communicate about nominations and visa applications with the applicant or their migration agent or other authorised recipient.

To find out about visa processing visit the DIBP website.

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05. Where can I get assistance/migration advice?


If you need help to establish the most suitable visa scheme for your situation we recommend consulting a registered migration agent.

Lists of registered agents are available from the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) and the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) websites.

Immigration SA is unable to provide comprehensive migration advice.

 

06. What if I'm unhappy with the service I have received from a migration agent?


Migration agents are required to abide by a code of conduct. If you are unhappy with service you have received, you can make a complaint to the Office of  the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA).

 

07. How long are DIBP visa processing times?


Average visa processing times for RSMS are available from the DIBP website.

 

08. I am confused about the different levels of Government in Australia?


There are three levels of Government in Australia:-

  1. Commonwealth Government (or Federal or Australian) – For example, Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and Centrelink. Any queries about visa processing, visa conditions or future visa applications, need to be directed to DIBP.
  2. State Government – For example, Immigration SA and Department for Education and Child Development (DECD). Immigration SA is the state government agency which nominates skilled migrants for skilled visas. You can contact Immigration SA with any queries about the state nomination application process, state nomination obligations or online registration / employment survey.
  3. Local Government– Your local council in the area you live in. You can contact your local council with queries about local government services. Local government services include libraries, recycling and a range of other council services.

 

09. Can I appeal the decision for State nomination if it is refused?


If your application has been refused, you might have the right to have the decision to refuse your visa reviewed by Immigration SA. Reviews will only be conducted for administrative errors. Please refer to application terms and conditions. The application fee is non-refundable.

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