The skilled and business migration program of South Australia provides the migrants with a pathway for living, establishing a business, or working in South Australia through the support of the state nomination. However, at times when making an application, we often get confused as to which visa is the right one; after all, South Australia offers the state nomination and the endorsement pathway all across different visa options for the skilled and the business migrants as well as for the local businesses. This brings forward different options to make a choice from, and if you think you cannot make the decision on your own, it is better to get services from the authorized professionals who will be able to guide you better, all throughout the process.
A discussion of South Australia Immigration’s available options has been provided below. Continue reading ahead to get an idea of the varied options provided for you to make a pick from.
This visa is the state-nominated permanent visa that allows the skilled migrant to live as well as work in South Australia. There exist streams for different applicants, which get reviewed before making the application for the state nomination, considering that waivers and concessions might be available.
Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190
In case one remains to be an international graduate from South Australia, is currently working and living in the outer regional South Australia, and is highly skilled and talented, they can easily be eligible for receiving waivers and concessions too.
For more information on eligibility, the application process, and other resources, refer to the Subclass 190 visa section. It will provide a detailed report that might be required for taking a step ahead.
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491
This state-nominated provisional visa that is available for the skilled migrants allows the applicant to live and work in South Australia for a time period of up to 5 years. The visa also provides the pathway for permanent residency.
For more information on eligibility, the application process, and other resources, refer to the Subclass 491 visa section. It will provide a detailed report that might be required to take a step ahead.
Business & Investment Visa
There are different state-nominated visa choices available for the migrants who wish to establish their businesses or make an investment within South Australia. For all the visa categories that are included here, there are provided different streams based on whether the applicant already owns the business or wishes to start the business in the country or if they wish to invest within the state.
1.Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa- Subclass 188
It is the professional residence visa that is state nominated for the investors and business owners. It is said to be the first step within the two-way pathway for permanent residency.
The visa is available for the investors and business owners who wish to establish their business or make an investment within South Australia, offering the applicant choice between four streams.
- Business Innovation stream. Herein the business owners who wish to have their business relocated or want to establish a new business in South Australia are eligible.
- Significant investor stream. This visa is for anyone who is willing to benefit the country or South Australia and for the purpose of that they are ready to invest $5 million in the complying investment for a duration of 4 years.
- Investor stream. The visa is for successful business owners or investors who are willing to invest a minimum amount of AUD $1,500,000 in the country for 4 years.
- Entrepreneurs stream. This visa is for the people who get the support from the selected service provider for undertaking an entrepreneurial activity that is proposed for learning either the commercialization of the services or products in South Australia or for the purpose of the business development in South Australia.
2.Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) Visa subclass 888
Being the state-nominated visa, it is for the investor migrant and the business migrant holding the provisional Subclass 188 visa (4 years), and now they are seeking permanent residency. It remains available under all streams mentioned above in Subclass 188, except for the entrepreneur stream, which requires the applicant to continue the business in South Australia and meet all the obligations to maintain the nomination status.
3.Business Talent (Permanent) Visa Subclass 132
It’s the state-nominated visa for permanent residency for the business owners and entrepreneurs who have proven themselves with their successful business history and wish to do business in the country. The visa provides them with two streams of choice.
- Significant business history – For any business owners of high-level businesses who wish to undertake business activity either through providing exports, employment or any kind of high-level investment, this visa is meant for them. The visa also gets reviewed by the Department of home affairs after the completion of 2 years.
- Venture capital entrepreneurs- this visa is for the people who obtained around AUD $1 million within agreed funding from the Australian venture capital firm that remains to be AVCAL members for the development of any innovation and bringing it to the commercial stage.
4.Significant Business History Stream Review- Subclass 132
This visa gets the Department of Home Affairs of Australia review after completion of 2 years. In order to qualify for the South Australian nomination, here the applicant is required to ensure that they are able to meet and also fulfil the significant business history requirements before they commence any kind of application for the subclass 132 visa.
5.Business Owner Visa Subclass 892
It is the state-nominated visa offering permanent residency for the business owners who have already been holding state-sponsored,
- Business Owner Provisional Subclass 163 visa
- Investor Provisional Subclass 165 visa or
- Senior Executive Provisional Subclass 164 visa.
6.Investor Visa Subclass 893
It is a state nominated permanent residence visa available for investors who are holding the South Australian 165 Visa which is state nominated.
7.Investor Retirement Renewal Visa Subclass 405
It is a temporary visa of 4 years for the people who wish to retire in the country. To remain eligible for this visa, the applicant must already be holding the valid investor retirement visa subclass 405 that has been nominated by the end of the South Australian Government. New applicants cannot make the application for this visa.
This visa program enables the business operating in South Australia locally to fill in the skills required if they weren’t able to fill the same locally.
If there is any difficulty in filling the vacancy locally within the business, sponsoring the skilled migrant under the visa program will help in filling in for the skills needed.
There exist two visa pathways that are employer-sponsored for local businesses in the country. They are,
- Designated Area Migration Agreement and
- Regional Certifying Body
1.Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)
This visa is employer-sponsored. It enables the businesses of South Australia to nominate the skilled migrants for employment, in case they are meeting up the criteria for the South Australia DAMA.
For entering into the DAMA Labour agreement with the Australian Government, the employers in South Australia are required to get endorsed by Designated Area Representative or the DAR (South Australian Department- Innovation, Science and Industry). DAMA is available for the businesses which,
- Identified the skills or the labour shortage they aren’t able to fill up locally,
- Have the vacant Permanent and full-time occupations that remain listed on the DAMA Occupation list.
- Is able to fulfil all of the endorsement requirements provided by South Australian DAMA.
Further, it offers two streams under this option, including,
- Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Subclass 482, Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 494 within the Labour Agreement Streams.
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 494 within Employer Sponsored Stream.
Benefits of Sponsorship
To apply for the endorsement or to seek to advise for employing overseas workers, it enables one to,
- Recruit the skilled workers if the businesses aren’t able to find the local worker.
- Access the extensive occupations list with a large range of concessions for the criteria of a standard skilled visa.
2.Regional Certifying Body or RCB
It is the provisional visa that can enable the South Australian Businesses to sponsor skilled migrants for the positions that they weren’t able to fill up locally.
In order to be eligible for nomination under the visa, the applicant must be able to meet all the criteria that have been set by the Department of Home Affairs. Further, it remains suitable for the South Australian local businesses in the instances wherein,
- The business carries the genuine requirement for the employee to fill up the skilled position.
- The businesses undertook the labour market testing and weren’t able to fill up the position locally.
- The position remains for the skilled & full-time positions and is highly likely to be lasting up to 5 years at least.
There exist 2 lists that the local businesses and the migrants will be required to refer to as part of state nomination and endorsement processes. A discussion of it has been made below.
If making an application for the South Australian State nomination under 190 or the 491 visas, one will be required to check whether or not their occupation remains available within the Skilled Occupation List of South Australia.
The businesses seeking to nominate the migrant on the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa subclass 482, will be required to ensure that the position they seek to fill remains listed on the DAMA Occupation list.
Skilled & Business Migration Portal
This portal is meant for registering in order to submit the inquiries, make the application for the state nomination, support services and events. Further, the registered users will also be able to update their contact details, track the application status in case the application is there with the authorities and view any of the actions that are required to get completed.
The new users will be required to choose the registration type and the complete registration details for creating the new account. However, before submission of the enquiry, it is advised to review the information on the State Nomination Process pages.
For the registered users, they will be able to log in using their existing username and password. It is advised that the nominated migrants of South Australia, they review the website of the Department of Home Affairs regularly and also review the visa conditions which remain outlined in the Visa grant notification, which is either issued by the Department of Home Affairs or through the VEVO (Visa Entitlement Verification Online) account.
Which Visa Should I Make an Application for?
In case if you are facing any kind of difficulty in navigating state nomination or the visa application process, you can always take the services of the legal practitioner or the migration agent who will not just be able to understand the requirements but will also bring forward the best options for you and your requirements, that remains available.
So, connect today without any delay to access the finest immigration assistance. Let the professionals help you while you sit and relax or prepare for your upcoming journey.
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