General

You must select South Australia (SA) on SkillSelect if you want to be nominated by South Australia.

Permanent or residence visa holders may be eligible to become citizens, for more information, please visit the Department of Home Affairs citizenship information website.

Skilled & Business Migration and the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) has no role in the grant of visas.

The Department of Home Affairs will only communicate about nominations and visa applications with the applicant or their migration agent or other authorised recipient.

To find out about visa processing visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

If you need help to establish the most suitable visa scheme for your situation we recommend reviewing the information listed on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Skilled & Business Migration is unable to provide comprehensive migration advice.

Migration agents are required to abide by a code of conduct. If you are unhappy with service you have received, you can contact the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA).

Visa processing times are updated monthly and provide an indicative timeframe. It is recommended to check details regularly on the Department for Home Affairs website.

There are three levels of Government in Australia:-

  1. Commonwealth Government (or Federal or Australian) – For example, Department of Home Affairs and Centrelink. Any queries about visa processing, visa conditions or future visa applications, need to be directed to Department of Home Affairs.
  2. State Government – For example, Skilled & Business Migration and Department for Innovation and Skills (DIS). Skilled & Business Migration is the state government agency which nominates skilled migrants for skilled visas. You can contact Skilled & Business Migration with any queries about the state nomination application process, state nomination obligations or online registration/employment survey.
  3. Local Government– Your local council in the area you live in. You can contact your local council with queries about local government services. Local government services include libraries, recycling and a range of other council services.

If your application has been refused, you might have the right to have the decision to refuse your visa reviewed by Skilled & Business Migration. Reviews will only be conducted for administrative errors. Please refer to application terms and conditions. The application fee is non-refundable.