It is your choice whether you wish to use a migration agent to apply for state nomination and your visa.
If you need more information or assistance with the migration process, you can use a registered migration agent. Migration agents can help with choosing the right visa type for your individual circumstances and can help with the application process.
You can find a registered migration agent at:
State nomination does not guarantee a visa grant, you must also meet all of Department of Home Affairs visa requirements.
Once you have been nominated and received your visa invitation from Department of Home Affairs, Skilled & Business Migration has no further involvement in the visa application process. All queries about the visa application process, need to be directed to Department of Home Affairs.
The issuing and granting of all visas rests with the Department of Home Affairs and Skilled & Business Migration does not intervene in the visa decision making process.
Skilled & Business Migration is aware of its’ right as the nominating agency to appeal the Department of Home Affairs refusal decision through the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT), however, it is Skilled & Business Migration’s policy not to pursue appeal decisions made by Department of Home Affairs and regret that we cannot assist you in this matter.
Skilled & Business Migration does not release individual occupation planning levels.
The State Nominated Occupation Lists outline the availability of state nomination places for that occupation.
Given the changing nature of migration, you're advised to apply for nomination/migration, as soon as you have all the relevant documentation.
The South Australian program year relates to the financial year which is from 1 July to 30 June.
Volunteer work experience isn’t considered to be skilled work experience. It must be paid skilled work experience of at least 20 hours per week. See the skilled nomination requirements for more information.
If you can demonstrate that an administrative error has been made, please advise what this error is and Skilled & Business Migration may review your application. Inadequate documentation, not meeting state nomination requirements, unclear information, typing errors or inadvertent omission of information/document(s), are not reasons to review a decision to refuse.
If the reason for review meets the above criteria, the request must be made via email to Skilled & Business Migration and provide details regarding the review request within 14 calendar days of the refusal notification.
Skilled & Business Migration will not, under any circumstances, appeal to the Migration Review Tribunal against a decision by Department of Home Affairs declining to grant a visa to any applicants nominated by Skilled & Business Migration.
Submit an online enquiry with your name, GSM reference number and the reasons you believe an error has been made.
If you are a 489 visa holder, you can apply for a permanent visa - Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887) once you have met the Department of Home Affairs requirements. Before applying, you will need to have lived in a regional area of Australia for two years and working full-time for at least one year (in a regional area). Once you qualify, you should lodge your visa application directly with Department of Home Affairs. Further information on the 887 visa and requirements can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.
Please note Skilled & Business Migration will only provide one nomination per applicant. 489 visa holders are not eligible to apply for 190 visa through Skilled & Business Migration.
If you are a 491 visa holder, you can apply for a permanent visa – Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) once you have met the Department of Home Affairs’ requirements. Before applying, you will need to have lived in a designated regional area of Australia for at least three years and have a taxable income above a specific income threshold for at least three years. Once you qualify, you should lodge your visa application directly with Department of Home Affairs. Further information on the 191 visa and requirements can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.
Please note: Skilled & Business Migration will only provide one nomination per applicant. 491 visa holders are not eligible to apply for a 190 visa through Skilled & Business Migration.
Once you have registered online, you will be emailed a link to use if you need to change your contact details. Please keep this email for future reference. You can also change your contact details when you're sent our regular online employment surveys. If you need any registration or survey links to be re-sent to you, please submit an online enquiry via the Skilled & Business Migration portal.
You are free to apply for the subclass 189 visa. If you do so, your application for State nomination will be declined, as we are no longer able to assess your application. The Department of Home Affairs will lock access to your Expression of Interest (EOI) in the SkillSelect database and Skilled & Business Migration will no longer be able to view your EOI. The application fee is non-refundable.