South Australia’s Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa allocations have been exhausted for 2022-23. However, we are pleased to announce that the General Skilled Migration program will remain open until 8 June 2023. This means that pending an allocation of Subclass 190 nominations from the Commonwealth Government for the 2023-2024 program year, applicants who are assessed as eligible for a Subclass 190 nomination will receive this nomination in the upcoming program year.

Skilled and Business Migration will be contacting all affected clients over the coming days with next steps. Options for individuals who meet the subclass 190 requirements at the time of lodgement are:

  • Elect to be nominated in the 2023-2024 program year (there will be no need to resubmit an application, which will have been assessed under the eligibility requirements at the time of application). The nomination will occur immediately upon an allocation of subclass 190s in the 2023-2024 program year.
  • Accept a Subclass 491 nomination instead of a Subclass 190 nomination this program year.
  • Withdraw the Subclass 190 application and request a refund. With this option, any future applications will be assessed against new criteria and refunds will not be offered to applicants who have lodged an application and do not meet the published criteria.

We recognise that you may have questions regarding your individual application, and we are committed to addressing them. You can contact the team by submitting an enquiry via the online portal.

We believe that the decision to remain open will benefit individuals seeking to live and work in South Australia and we thank you for your interest in South Australia’s Skilled Migration program.

23 May 2023

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