Immigration South Australia

South Australia can nominate you for either a provisional or permanent visa to help you start your new life in Australia

State nominated visas 

Skilled Nominated permanent subclass 190

This is a permanent visa which allows you to live and work in South Australia.

State nomination from South Australia provides you with 5 additional points to help you qualify for a visa under the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) point test.

For more information on state nomination requirements, visit nomination process

Skilled Regional provisional subclass 489

This is a provisional visa which allows you to live and work in South Australia for up to four years.

State nomination from South Australia provides you with 10 additional points to help you qualify for a visa under the DIBP point test.

If you live in South Australia for two years and work full-time (35 hour per week) for 12 months of that time on a 489 visa, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency through DIBP 887 visa.

For more information on state nomination requirements, visit nomination process

Which visa should I apply for?

The visa you request State nomination for will depend on the number of points you need to meet DIBP’s point’s test. If you are currently living or working within Australia but outside of South Australia, you may not be eligible for State nomination. Interstate graduates need to have South Australian work experience and are restricted to nomination for only the skilled regional visa (489).

If you are unsure of your visa options, migration agents can provide assistance for a fee.  Applicants seeking the assistance of a migration agent are advised to use one registered with the Australian Government’s Migration Agents Registration Agency (MARA).

State nomination obligations

Your obligations to the State for your nomination are the same under both visa types.