Immigration SA have advised MIA of the following changes to processing priority for subclass 132 and 188 state nomination applications:
• Effective for applications submitted from 25 January 2018, priority processing will be given to those applicants that have previously visited South Australia (this visit can also occur after 25 January 2018). Evidence of this will need to be provided in the State nomination application.
• At this stage, this is a trial policy until 30 June 2018. If an applicant has not visited South Australia, the application will be processed after prioritised applications and subject to nomination availability.
• Applications in the pipeline that were submitted by 1am Australian central standard time on 25 January 2018 or earlier are not affected by these changes.
• Immigration SA reserves the right to offer a maximum of one nomination per client. Re-nominations on previously approved state nomination applications will only be available in exceptional circumstances. Applicants are asked to ensure that they are ready to submit a visa application before seeking nomination from Immigration SA.
Please contact Immigration SA by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Phillip Grifoni on +61 (8) 8303 2420, if you have any further questions.
Source: Migration Institute of Australia (MIA, www.mia.org.au)