South Australia’s state nomination process for skilled and business migrants can be summarised across three key stages.
If you are applying for skilled migration through the Talent & Innovators program, you will need to submit an Expression of Interest application to Skilled & Business Migration. If successful you will be invited to apply for state nomination. High performing graduates of South Australia can apply directly for state nomination (they do not need to submit and Expression of Interest application to Skilled & Business Migration.
Although specific requirements will vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for and your situation, the following provides an overview of what you can expect from the state nomination process.
Once your state nomination application has been approved, you will then be able to progress your visa application with the Department of Home Affairs.
Once you have reviewed all requirements for your chosen visa pathway, you will need to prepare a range of documentation to support your application. Skilled & Business Migration have provided documentation checklists that can help you prepare all information that needs to be supplied.
For Skilled Migrants and International Graduates of South Australia, please review the State Nomination Document checklist for more details
For Business Migrants, please review the Before you Apply section associated with your chosen visa and/or stream. See Business & Investment Visas for more details.
Once you have prepared all required documentation and supporting information for your state nomination application, you need to register/login to the Skilled & Business Migration portal to submit your application.
The portal will walk you through submission requirements in a step-by-step process to ensure you have supplied all information required for your submission.
PLEASE NOTE: You can save progress of your application and come back to it prior to submission.
Once Skilled & Business Migration have received your submission, your application will be reviewed and processed by the Skilled & Business Migration team.
For more information on processing timeframes, please see Processing Times.
Skilled & Business Migration will notify you on the outcome of your application once it is processed. If state nomination has been approved, you can then continue your visa application with the Department of Home Affairs.