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 Home Affairs point test.

For more information on state nomination requirements, visit nomination process

Skilled Work Regional (provisional) subclass 491

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

State nomination from South Australia provides you with 15 additional points to help you qualify for a visa under the Department of Home Affairs point test.

If you live and work in South Australia for three years on the subclass 491 visa and meet the minimum taxable income level for at least three years (see the Department of Home Affairs website), you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency through the subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) 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 the Department of Home Affairs points test and your nominated occupation. 

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.