28 Jan 2015 Migration

Forward Notification of Application Fees

As you know, migrants play an integral part in growing South Australia’s economy, by boosting productivity and strengthening our skills base. 

To help ensure continued improvement in the assessment of applications, Immigration SA will introduce application fees later this year for both skilled and business nomination applications. We believe the introduction of fees will reduce the number of non-genuine applications, including duplications which slow processing times. 

Immigration SA encourages prospective migrants to submit applications before application fees are introduced sometime after 15 March 2015.  

The actual implementation date will be confirmed as soon as possible.

The proposed fee structure is as follows:


Application Type


Skilled migrants

State nominated skilled – 190 permanent


State nominated skilled – 489 regional provisional


Business migrants

Business 188 provisional


Business permanent 888/892/893


Business 132 permanent


Business retiree 405


SA Employers

Employer Nominated – RCB advice by State Government agency


The fees listed are GST exclusive, whether GST applies will be confirmed before fee introduction.  

The introduction of fees will enable Immigration SA to continue to provide services for applicants who are looking to settle in South Australia.  

No fee will be charged for local South Australian employer sponsored applications.

Immigration SA looks forward to working with you in 2015 to help contribute to South Australia’s social and economic growth.