This is to announce that South Australia has recently introduced concessions for international students residing in the state for continuous period since March 2012. These include offering the nomination for the subclass 489 visa to students who meet the conditions. The changes are already into effect.
As per the changes introduced, any international student (current or former students) who has been living in SA since March 2012 will be offered state nomination.
Also, International Students will be offered a state nomination if they have been working in South Australia for at least 3 months provided you are working for at least 40 hours a fortnight in any occupation in the state. Additionally, students who have completed a 1-year course in the state will also qualify for state nomination.
SA will offer state nomination to international students who can obtain a skill assessment and the work experience requirement will be waived off if the student is able to obtain a minimum GPA of 6.
The above requirement is similar to for international students applying for the Subclass 190 Visa. These changes will help foreign students spend more time in SA as compared to other Visa routes, as per SBS News.
Changes under Chain Migration Program
The chain Migration Program was introduced in July 2014 by South Australia allowing immigrants to join their families already residing in the state.
SA has removed the requirement of a Bachelor’s Degree from its Chain Migration Program. The applicants having a close family relative in SA have access to the occupations on the Supplementary List. However, to apply for any of these occupations, applicants needed a Bachelors degree. This requirement is now removed.
South Australia Immigration allows applicant to settle in the state through different visa categories. Fill the Australia Assessment form and one of the experts will contact you soon to discuss Australia PR query.