Additional changes to South Australia State Nomination

What changes have occurred?

Further to recent changes, South Australia has announced additional restrictions to their High Points category.

Due to the high number of applications received under the High Points category, Immigration SA has announced the minimum points under this category have increased. As of 1 March 2018, the minimum points required are 90 under the High Points Category.

Once the quota for the High Points category is reached, applications will be closed for the remainder of the 2017/18 migration year (30 June 2018).

What is the High Points Category?

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

Currently, 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 points 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:

  • South Australia State Nominated Lists occupation list, OR
  • South Australia Supplementary Skilled List;

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.

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