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South Australia is Temporarily Closing Subclass 190 Visa Applications - Likely to reopen in December

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 15, Nov 2019

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With the start of new Skilled Regional visas on November 16, 2019, Immigration South Australia (SA) has announced the temporary closure of Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 visa nomination applications with effect from 15th November 2019 (11:00 AM, local time).

The Subclass 190 Visa is one of the most popular Permanent visa categories, which comes under General Skilled Migration (GSM) program of Australia. It is a point tested Visa, which assess the applicants based on their age, education, work experience, English proficiency, etc. and accordingly allocate a point score to them, which must be at least 65 points to be eligible to apply.

Temporary closure of Subclass 190 Visa nomination applications

If an applicant has started a state nomination application for Subclass 190 visa, he/she require submitting and paying for the application before the closure of the system, i.e. 11am on 15th November 2019.Please note that all incomplete applications will be deleted from the system, including the applications with following status:
  • "saved but not submitted" by applicants
  • "Submitted but are still awaiting payment" from the applicants
The application system for 190 visa is likely to open again from the first week in December (the date and time will be confirmed closer to the date).
Also read- New Regional Visas of Australia to start on 16th November- Find out the Key Benefits

Points System Changed scenario

All the candidates, who have submitted the nomination application require meeting the point's requirement criteria of Immigration SA for their respective occupations on the same date, one which they apply for state nomination.

Please note that Immigration South Australia will not consider the extra points received by an applicant after the changes in the points system on November 16, 2019 for the applications submitted prior to 16th November 2019.

The applications for the new Skilled Worker Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 491 will be open from the 1st week of December 2019.

Processing times

The processing times for individual state nomination applications vary based on visa type and various other factors. Currently the average processing time of skilled nomination applications for Subclass 190 visa is 12-14 weeks.

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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.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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