Immigration South Australia

Last updated on 18 January 2018

Processing times for state nomination of skilled and business migrants vary across visa types.

Immigration SA makes every effort to process all nominations quickly – within the timeframes listed – but this does depend on the documentation you provide.

If during assessment we discover more information is needed, processing will take longer.

Immigration SA will notify you or the authorised recipient by email once a decision has been reached.


General skilled nomination applications

Application type Current average processing time
Skilled provisional nomination subclass 489/190 4 - 5 weeks


Employer nomination applications for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) which require RCB advice

Application type Current average processing time
Applications for RCB advice 12 weeks


Business migration nomination applications

Application type Current average processing time

Innovation and investment provisional nomination subclass 188

Business owner permanent nomination subclass 892/893

Investor retirement provisional nomination subclass 405 - including renewal applications

Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

3 weeks
Business talent permanent nomination subclass 132 3 weeks
Significant investor provisional nomination subclass 188 3 weeks


For information on DIBP visa processing times please refer directly to their website:

please note that details for visa type 132, 888 and 405 are not provided.