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Permanent state nomination for South Australian provisional visa holders

From 14 May until 15 June 2014, people who hold a South Australian state nominated provisional visa (subclass 489, 475, 487 and 495 only), who are living and working in the state can apply for a 190 - Skilled Nominated Permanent visa through Immigration South Australia. 

This trial program enables people who have already secured a provisional state nominated visa to apply for a permanent visa through the same program.  

State nominated applications made under this program will be priority processed.  The program will run from 14 May until 15 June 2014 or until the nomination quota has been reached.  

Not sure if this pathway is right for you?

Find out more about the benefits of permanent residency including access to Medicare and local study fees plus many more.  And read about the features and requirements of the 190 – Skilled Nominated visa.

If you require further advice you may wish to consult a registered migration agent through

Before you apply

  • Make sure you are aware of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) costs associated  with the 190 - Skilled Nominated visa. The 190 - Skilled Nominated visa has a minimum application charge of $3520 and the 887 - Skilled Regional Permanent visa has a minimum charge of $370 (based on a single applicant).  All  visa application charges are listed in the DIBP fees and charges section.
  • If you have already lodged an 887– Skilled Regional Permanent visa you should continue with this application and do not lodge a 190 -Skilled Nominated visa.
  • Only people who hold a South Australian provisional state nominated visa may apply. All other states and territories provisional visa holders do not qualify.
  • You must meet all the provisional visa holder requirements, no exemptions will be granted.

How to apply

  1. Submit an expression of interest through the DIBP's SkillSelect system - you must select the 190 – Skilled Nominated visa and choose South Australia as your preferred migration state.
  2. Create an Immigration South Australia account and lodge a state nomination application with Immigration South Australia.
  3. If you are granted state nomination you will receive a visa invitation from DIBP.
  4. Submit your 190 -  Skilled Nominated visa application with DIBP.
Find out all of the benefits of South Australian state nomination in our Skilled Migrants section.

Thank you,

The Immigration South Australia team



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