If you are applying for state nomination for a skilled migration visa, please refer to this checklist to find out what supporting documents are required for your application.

Important Information  

  • Please read the application terms and conditions before submitting a state nomination application  
  • Documents in this checklist must be provided with your application submission. Any documentation provided after submission (unless requested by Skilled & Business Migration) will not be accepted 
  • Only upload one copy of each document in an acceptable document format and size 
  • If you do not include a mandatory document(s), your application could be refused without any clarification being sought 
  • Your uploaded documents must be scanned copies of the original documents and the Government of South Australia reserves the right to request hard copies of original documents at any time 
  • All documents must be in English or translated into English by a qualified translator 
  • You should only upload documents required for your application. Non-essential documents may delay processing 

General Skilled Migration (GSM) applications 

If you are submitting a GSM application, under one of the available nomination streams, you will need to provide the following supporting documents. 

A copy of the biographical details page of your current valid passport. This page must include your photograph, name, date of birth and passport number.  

This document is also required for your partner if you are including them in your application.

A positive and valid skills assessment, assessed by the relevant skills assessing authority for your nominated occupation. All pages of the skills assessment must be uploaded. 

NOTE: For Medical Practitioners, General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers, you can provide evidence of your current full registration from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) instead of a skills assessment.

A copy of your English language test certificate from one of the following providers: 

Your English language test results must be less than three years old at the time of nomination application decision. 

If you are a citizen or passport holder of the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, you do not need to provide an English language test result unless you are claiming English points on your SkillSelect Expression of Interest (EOI).

A graduation certificate and/or academic transcript for: 

  • any qualification relevant to your nominated occupation 
  • any qualification(s) you are claiming points for in your SkillSelect Expression of Interest (EOI) 

In addition to the above, for any qualification(s) completed in Australia, you will need to provide: 

  • A copy of your academic transcript or a letter from your Education Provider confirming course completion, duration of the course and campus 

Qualifications achieved in-part, or solely through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), are generally not accepted. If a qualification with RPL is used in support of your application, it will be considered on a case-by-case basis and there is no guarantee of a positive nomination outcome. 

You will need to provide the following supporting documentation as evidence of your work experience.

Letters from Employers

Letter(s) from current and previous employer(s)* confirming your:

  • job title
  • duties and tasks
  • salary, number of hours worked per week
  • employment duration and location
  • letter(s) must be on approved company letterhead and dated and signed by the relevant manager or the human resources section
  • the letter(s) must detail the name, position, email address and contact number of the relevant manager or the human resources section

If your letter does not contain this information listed above your work experience claims may not be assessed leading to refusal decision.

*If your Australian employer is sub-contracting you to another business in South Australia, you will also need to provide a letter from the contracting business (where you are physically located in South Australia), which includes all of the information above. 


  • Upload the last three months of payslips for your current South Australian, interstate, or overseas work experience (not as individual documents)
  • Upload one document per employer
  • Upload all payslips in date order
  • If working for two or more employers simultaneously, fill in the work experience proforma (excel document must be saved and submitted to us in PDF format) 

If you are applying under the Outer Regional South Australia stream:

  • Provide a letter of support from your employer outlining why you should be considered for state nomination

If you are applying under the Offshore stream:

  • Provide a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV)

If you are a 457, 482 or 494 visa holder with more than 12 months remaining on your visa: 

  • Provide a letter from your current employer consenting to your state nomination application

If you are a self-employed applicant or sub-contractor, provide: 

  • Invoices (showing debtor, hours worked and rate of pay) in date order for the work experience period required for your occupation 
  • A copy of your annual tax return 
  • A Notice of Assessment (if available) issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for each year of self-employment
  • Bank statements for the business in date order for the work experience period required for your occupation

You will need to provide:

  • Bank statements in your name showing salary transactions and daily expenses for the work experience period required for your nominated occupation
  • One of the following in your name:
    • Current lease agreement(s) with proof of rental payments
    • Utility bill for the past six months (for example, gas, electricity, water, or rates bill)
    • Current Vehicle Registration

Continuous residency in South Australia

If you are a long-term Resident of South Australia, you will need to provide evidence of continuous residency for the period required in South Australia.

You can provide a combination of any of the following documents to demonstrate continuous residency in South Australia over that period:

  • Residing in South Australia documents
  • Work experience documents
  • Qualification documents
  • Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) for courses
  • Visa grant notices 

If you are submitting ROI application, under this Highly Skilled and Talented stream, you will need to provide:

  • A copy of your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A copy of your current employment contract
  • A letter of job offer, if you are applying from onshore and have a job offer in South Australia or intend to relocate to the South Australian office of your current company