19 January 2018

Changes to South Australia State Nomination

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The South Australian Government has announced changes to their High Points category.

From 1 February 2018, Immigration South Australia will increase their High Points category from 80 to 85 points.

The High Points category is available to applicants wanting a Skilled Visa and who need sponsorship from a State or Territory in Australia.

Applicants who can achieve 75 points and have an occupation on South Australia's Supplementary Skilled List will be able to apply for sponsorship from South Australia under the high point's category.

This is in addition to those occupations already listed on the South Australia State Nominated Occupation List where "special conditions apply".

Put simply, if your occupation is on either:

then you may be eligible to apply under the High Points category.

If approved, you will be automatically invited to apply for a Skilled Visa. Applicants will still need to meet all other South Australian state nomination requirements to qualify. Quotas do apply in the High Points category, meaning once the spaces for an occupation are filled, this option will no longer be available.

Please be aware that if you require 5 points then you will be invited to apply for the Skilled - Nominated (190) Visa.

Please be aware that if you require 10 points then you will be invited to apply for the Skilled - Nominated (489) Visa.

For example, if you are Midwife applying for a Skilled - Nominated (190) Visa Visa under the High Points with South Australia then your points score could look like the below:

30 - Age
15 - Degree
20 - Superior English
15 - Work Experience
05 - South Australia High Points State Sponsorship
85 - TOTAL VISA POINTS

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