SA How to migrate for skilled migrants 190

Commitment to South Australia

State nomination is granted on the basis of your genuine interest and commitment to living and working in South Australia with a view to long-term settlement in the state.

If you are currently residing in South Australia, and have lived, studied or worked in another Australian state or territory before moving to South Australia, you must be currently working for the last 6 months (minimum 20 hours per week) in a skilled occupation in South Australia.

Age – VISA 190

under 45 years at the time of nomination, there is no fast track to apply for.

Occupation and Skills Assessment fo visa 190

this must be listed on the State Nominated Occupation List and a positive General Skilled Migration skills assessment from the relevant authority.

Work experience

At least one year of skilled work experience in the last three years. Some occupations have a higher work experience requirement. If you are an international graduate of South Australia, you may be able to access a work experience waiver


Provide competent English (IELTS 6), or if you are a passport holder or citizen of the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, or New Zealand, you don’t need to provide an English test.

SkillSelect Expression of Interest (EOI)

You need to have an EOI which meets the Department of Home Affairs criteria points 65 and choose SA as the nomination state.

Who cannot apply for SA visa 190?

Provisional 489 or 491 visa holders are not eligible to apply for South Australian state nomination.

  • Lodge an expression of interest in SkillSelect

    choose South Australia as your preferred state and select the relevant subclass: 190 –Skilled Nominated visa 

  • Submit a state nomination application

    Submit a state nomination application through the SA Immigration .

  • If you are approved for state nomination

    you’ll receive an email from the Department of Home Affairs inviting you to apply for your visa.

Approximately 3 to 6 months.

Yes, at least 65 points, and you can apply for state nomination.

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