If you are an International Graduate who has studied in South Australia you may be eligible for state nomination as a skilled migrant.
State nomination enables the state government to nominate highly skilled migrants to meet South Australia’s skills needs.
For international graduates, state nomination can assist you to qualify for a skilled migration visa, providing additional points towards your visa application.
There are two skilled migration visa options available for state nomination:
Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190) - This is a state nominated permanent visa for skilled migrants that allows you to live and work in South Australia. Find out more about the Department of Home Affairs Subclass 190 visa requirements.
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491) - This is a state nominated provisional visa for skilled migrants that allows you to live and work in South Australia for up to five years and can provide a pathway to permanent residency. Find out more about the Department of Home Affairs Subclass 491 visa requirements.
Before you apply for state nomination from South Australia, check the Department of Home Affairs visa requirements, that your occupation is on the State Skilled Occupation List, and read about each of South Australia’s nomination streams to see if you’re eligible.
Please note: State nomination does not automatically result in the grant of a visa. Your application must also be assessed by the Department of Home Affairs against several visa-specific requirements. You will only be granted a visa if all requirements are met.
In addition to continuing to enjoy the fantastic lifestyle and work opportunities on offer, applying for state nomination in South Australia will provide you with:
Access to an extensive list of occupations
Additional points towards the Department of Home Affairs points test for the 190 and 491 visas
Priority visa application processing for the subclass 491 visa
As an international graduate you may also be eligible for additional concessions and waivers. View the nomination streams available to you on the Nomination Options page.