South Australia’s Skilled and Business Migration program provides migrants a pathway to living, working or establishing their business in South Australia through the support of State Nomination. State nomination enables the state government to nominate highly skilled migrants to meet South Australia’s skills needs for the skilled and talented migration visas. The Business and Investment visa categories also offer different streams depending on whether you already own a business, want to start a business in South Australia or if you want to invest in the state.
There are two visa options available for skilled migrants through South Australian state nomination.
This is a state nominated permanent visa for skilled migrants that allows you to live and work in South Australia.
This is a state nominated provisional visa for skilled migrants that allows you to live and work in South Australia for up to five years and can provide a pathway to permanent residency.
Minimum nomination requirements:
The subclass 491 stream for Queensland requires you to undertake any of employment activities and reside in the following regional locations outside of Brisbane. Proficient English is required. You must commit to residing for 2 years post visa grant for SC190 Visa and 3 years post visa grant for SC491 Visa.
Regional areas include regions that fall within these post codes: 4124 to 4125, 4133, 4183 to 4184, 4207 to 4275, 4280 to 4287, 4306 to 4498, 4507, 4517 to 4519, 4550 to 4575, 4580 to 4895
If you are applying for a subclass 190 or 491 visa, you must meet all state nomination requirements for Queensland. Special requirements apply for skilled migrants who are currently working in an occupation listed on the special quota of Queensland occupations. The program is currently closed for applicants who are currently working offshore (out of Australia)
Only onshore applicants working in Queensland will be considered. You must also have been working for 6 months and provide sufficient evidence for a minimum of 35 hours per week employment from your employer in the relevant nominated occupation. You must provide evidence of a further 12 month employment contract with your employer, who must also be registered in Queensland with your nomination application.
The Subclass 491 visa is open to applicants who score a minimum of 65 points and have an occupation listed on the eligible Department of Home Affairs occupations list. You must also have been working for a minimum of 3 months in a regional location in Queensland and have a job offer for an additional 12 Months from your employer in your nominated occupation.
SUBCLASS 491 –OWNER OPERATOR SMALL BUSINESS STREAM
Before applying for State Nomination and in addition to meeting Department of Home Affairs requirements and 65 points test pass mark, you must:
This stream is ideal for applicants who are holding the following visas which allow them to work full time for a period no less than 6 months before applying:
Students who have completed their studies and are eligible to apply for SC485 or SC407 visas should start planning at least three months after these visas have been granted to apply under this stream if applicants decided to purchase a small business
State nomination enables state governments to attract successful business owners and investors to the state of South Australia, which in turn supports job creation, business investment and enhances industry capability. All business visas require state government nomination. State nomination does not automatically result in the grant of a visa. Your application must also be assessed by the Department of Home Affairs against a number of visa-specific requirements. You will only be granted a visa if all requirements are met.
Below is a full list of visa options available for business and investor applicants
Intend to live in South Australia.
Propose an investment and/or business activity in South Australia that will meet the South Australian state nomination ‘benefit to state requirements’ for the subclass 888 Business Innovation stream
Applicants who have between 55 and 65 points can apply for exceptional circumstances for the additional 10 points from the South Australian Government. These applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.
The choice of investment options is based on the client’s own preference and Department of Home Affairs complying investment requirements.
It is strongly recommended that applicants obtain professional legal and financial advice before investing or undertaking any business activity.
All State requirement outcomes must be achieved within South Australia and must be met by the two-year review stage. You must meet in person with a representative of the Business Migration team at least once every six months from the date of the visa grant until the Department of Home Affairs review has had a decision reached. The six-monthly meetings will ensure discussion of the progress of the proposed business and submission of information as requested by the Business Migration team for use in the review conducted by Department of Home Affairs.
A migration agent provides advice and assistance to people who want to migrate to Adelaide. This can include help with preparing and lodging visa applications, as well as providing information about migration solutions and living and working in Adelaide.
Agents can provide a range of migration services, including:
– Providing information about migrating to Adelaide
– Assessing your eligibility for particular Australian visas – including a skilled, business or student visa
– Helping you prepare your visa application
– Lodging your visa application on your behalf
– Representing you at interviews or hearings with the Department of Home Affairs
– Providing ongoing support and advice after you have migrated to Adelaide.
You are not required to use a migration agent when applying for a visa to come to Adelaide. However, many people choose to use an agent because they can provide expert knowledge and guidance throughout the visa application process.
When choosing a migration agent, it is important to select someone who is registered with the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). This ensures that they are bound by professional standards and codes of conduct.
The team at Mygration are all registered migration agents and are here to help you with all aspects of your visa application. If you’re looking for the best migration agent Adelaide has to offer, contact us today.
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The visa application process can vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for.
Skilled visas are for people who have skills and qualifications that are in demand in Adelaide. There are a number of skilled visas available, each with different eligibility criteria such as your age, English language ability and work experience.
Business visas are for people who want to establish or invest in a business in Adelaide. There are a number of different business visas available, each with different eligibility criteria, such as the type of business you want to establish, your investment amount, and your business plan.
A committed business visa consultant in Australia can be a tremendous help through this process.
For most visas, you will need to lodge an online application through the Department of Home Affairs website. You may also be required to provide additional supporting documentation such as proof of your English language ability or evidence of your financial circumstances.
Once your application is lodged, it will be assessed by a case officer. If they require any further information from you, they will request this in writing. Once all the required information has been received, your application will be finalised, and a decision will be made.
If your application is successful, you will be granted visa approval that allows you to live and work in Adelaide. If your application is unsuccessful, you will be sent a notification informing you of the decision and the reasons for this.
For more information about the visa application process in Adelaide, or to find out which visa is right for you, contact Mygration today. Our team of registered migration agents will be able to provide you with expert advice and guidance throughout the visa application process.
If you need a skilled business visa consultant in Adelaide to help with your visa application, the team at Mygration are here to assist you. We are registered migration agents who can provide expert advice and guidance throughout the visa application process.
We can help you with all aspects of your immigration process, including assessing your eligibility for a particular visa, preparing your application and lodging it on your behalf. We can also represent you at interviews or hearings with the Department of Home Affairs and provide ongoing support and advice after you have migrated to Adelaide.
To find out more about our services, or to book an appointment with one of our migration agents, contact us today.
There are a number of ways to find a reputable visa consultant in Australia.
You can search online for migration agents who are registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA). This will ensure that they are bound by professional standards and codes of conduct.
You can also ask friends or family who have recently migrated to Adelaide for recommendations.
Once you have found a few potential migration agents, it is important to do your own research to make sure that they are the right fit for you. Read online reviews and check their website to see if they have the relevant experience and qualifications.
The registered migration agents at Mygration proudly stand by our proven record of providing expert advice and guidance throughout the visa application process.
We can help you with all aspects of your visa process, including assessing your eligibility for a particular visa, preparing your application and lodging it on your behalf. We can also guide you through immigration services, represent you at interviews or hearings with the Department of Home Affairs, and provide ongoing support and advice after you have migrated to Adelaide.
To find out more about our visa services, or to book an appointment with one of our migration agents, contact us today.
The benefits receiving a skilled occupation related state nomination include:
State nomination enables state governments to attract successful business owners and investors to their respective states, which in turn supports job creation, business investment and enhances industry capability. All business visas require state government nomination. Each state will outline their priority sectors and type of business and investment proposals valuable to their economic recovery and growth.