Immigration SA has received a large volume of state nomination applications since the program opened in July 2019.

The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs has advised that 10 September 2019 is the last day for states and territories to nominate subclass 489 applications in SkillSelect. This will allow applicants 60 days to lodge their Skilled Regional (Provisional) 489 visa application to the Department of Home Affairs before the visa ceases on 15 November 2019.

A new Skilled Worker Regional (Provisional) 491 visa will be introduced on 16 November 2019.

Due to the high volume of applications, Immigration SA will stop accepting state nomination applications for the subclass 489 visa at 11am on 14 August 2019. All applications that have been saved but not submitted (including applications which have been ‘submitted but not paid’) will be deleted at 11am on this date.

Immigration SA is endeavouring to finalise the state nomination applications for the subclass 489 visa prior to the Commonwealth deadline of 10 September 2019. Please ensure applications are decision ready with all required documents attached. If a decision has not been made on your subclass 489 state nomination application by 10 September, Immigration SA will contact you after this date.

State nomination applications for the Skilled Nominated 190 visa can continue to be submitted and will be processed once the subclass 489 applications are finalised and this will most likely be after 10 September 2019. If you are an onshore state nomination applicant for the subclass 190 visa with an impending visa or document expiry, please lodge an online enquiry to advise Immigration SA of the expiry date.

Government makes Global Talent program permanent to attract the world’s best and brightest

Joint media release with the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon David Coleman MP

Australian businesses and start-ups will have streamlined access to the best and brightest talent from around the world with the continuation of the Global Talent – Employer Sponsored program (GTES), formerly the Global Talent Scheme.

Following a successful pilot last financial year, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman has made the GTES an ongoing program.

“The pilot showed the GTES has strong support from industry and highlighted the economic benefits of recruiting overseas talent directly to Australian businesses”, Mr Coleman said.

“These highly-skilled overseas workers bring with them unique skills and knowledge that are transferred to Australian businesses, allowing for the creation of further jobs for Australians.”

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said making the program permanent would give the technology sector the certainty it needs to grow.

“This program will provide our tech companies with the skilled workers they need to be able to do business here in Australia and grow, which will in turn contribute to our economy and create more jobs for Australians,” Minister Andrews said.

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