19 Jul 2019

High Points category and GSM processing times update

As of 26 July 2019, applications submitted under the High Points category are required to have 85 points.

The High Points category has been successful in attracting high quality applicants to South Australia for Supplementary Skilled List (SSL) occupations and occupations on the State Nominated Occupation List which are listed as ‘Special Conditions Apply’

Immigration SA has received a high volume of applications for the high points category and will be monitoring applications received over the coming weeks. 

We would like to advise prospective applicants and migration agents that once we are close to reaching the ‘high points’ category quota, the minimum points requirement will be automatically increased to 90 points. 

Please note that some individual occupations have already been closed to the high points category for the 2019/20 program year – see the lists of state nominated occupations for further details.

Due to the high volume of General Skilled Migration 190/489 state nomination applications and enquiries received in July, we are working hard to process applications and reduce the overall processing times.

If your application is within the published processing time, we request that you do not submit an enquiry (email or phone) requesting a processing update. 

If you have submitted an enquiry, please allow 7 business days to receive a response.

We appreciate your patience during this busy period.