State’s Skilled & Business Migration for 2022-2023 is to be opened soon. The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs has given South Australia interim allocation regarding the nomination places.
Below are the South Australia’s interim allocations
• 5880 places for General Skilled Migration Program
• 70 places for Business Innovation and Investment Program
General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program
From 25th August 2022 General Skilled Migration Program will be opened to more than 500 occupations. It aims to overcome the skill shortages faced in South Australia.
Onshore Applicants – Onshore applicants who belong to the below category can apply for the program if they are found to be eligible.
• Those who are Long Term Residents
• Staying at Outer Regional South Australia
• Employed and working in South Australia
• Graduates who are South Australian
Offshore applicant - Offshore skilled migrants who have given an Expression of Interest (EOI) using the Department of Home Affairs’ SkillSelect database will be selected to increase nominations and to speed up the entry of applicants. In order to meet the labor shortages immediately the offshore applicants are also exempted from lodging a Registration of Interest (RoI) this program year. The program is applicable for 470 occupations and applicants should also select Australia as the first preferred State or Territory and should make sure their SkillSelect EOI is up to date.
*Processing time is not yet informed but those staying in South Australia with an imminent Subclass 485 visa expiry can apply for priority processing.
Business Innovation and Investment Program
Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) for South Australia has only received limited nomination. The nomination requisites have not yet been announced and Skilled & Business Migration is working on it.