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South Australia has temporarily closed GSM state nomination- Likely to reopen in 1st week of July

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 25, Jun 2019

visas default image Immigration South Australia has temporarily closed application system for state nominated visa categories, i.e. Subclass 190/489 under General Skilled Migration (GSM) with effect from 24th June 2019 (09:00 am). This temporary closure has been announced in order to complete system updates for the new program year. However, the closure of these two popular visa categories is temporary and application system for both is likely to open again in first week of July 2019.

Temporarily closure of GSM state nominated visas

As per Immigration SA, if you have initiated the application and submitted the payment for the above GSM state nominated visa categories, i.e. Subclass 190/489, before the closure time as mentioned above, your application will be accepted otherwise not. All incomplete or pending applications will be deleted with effect from 24th June (9 am) including the applications with following status:
  • "saved but not submitted" and
  • "Submitted but are still awaiting payment".
Hence, in case, your pending application doesn't reflect in the system, that's not due to technical glitch, but due to the update just shared above. You can submit the application for Subclass 190/489 visa again, when it reopens in 1st week of July. However, the exact date and timing of reopening has not been revealed by Immigration South Australia as of now.
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There is another immigration program of South Australia, which has reached the quota at the program year end. Let's find out.

Business Migration Program of SA reaches quota

The Business Migration Program of South Australia has reached its quota for the 2018-19 financial year. As per Immigration SA has announced that it has met the Federal quota of Subclass 188 and 132 business nomination approvals for the financial year 2018-19.

In last few years, the number of applications submitted and approved for the South Australian Business Migration Program, has been increasing considerably. And this financial year was no different in that context.

(Note: Subclass 892/893/888 and 132 review applications will continue to be processed, as they do not count towards the Federal quota given to South Australia.)

The business nomination applications vide Subclass 188 and 132, which have already been submitted, but not processed, will get processed from 1st July, 2019, i.e. when the Federal quota for South Australia gets renewed. However, the online application system shall stay open, and will continue to accept business nomination applications.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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