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South Australia has closed accepting state nomination applications for Subclass 489 visa

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 26, Aug 2019

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Immigration South Australia (SA) is no longer accepting the applications for the State nominated Subclass 489 visa. With effect from August 14, 2019 (11 am local time), the southern state of Australian has stopped accepting application for the 489 visa. However, the applications for the state nominated subclass 489 visa will continue to be accepted.

The Subclass 489 visa is going to be repealed soon by the Aussie government, as with effect from November 16, 2019 a new Skilled worker Regional (Provisional) visa 491 will be introduced, which will replace the existing 489 visa.

Latest update about Subclass 489 visa

Recently, the department of Home Affairs Australia announced that 10th September 2019 will be the last date for Australian states and territories to nominate subclass 489 applications in SkillSelect system. It will allow the candidates two months (60 day) to submit their applications for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) 489 visa to the Department of Home Affairs. Australia, prior to the 489 visa gets cancelled on 15 November 2019.

Pending applications deleted for 489 visa

South Australia had been receiving the huge volume of State nomination applications since opening of the new program in July 2019. Due to high number of applications, Immigration South Australia decided to stop accepting the nomination applications for the Skilled Regional (provisional) Subclass 489 visa from 14th August 2019, 11 am.

The applications which were saved but not submitted (including submitted but not paid) have been deleted from the system on the above mentioned date. The state of SA is trying to complete and conclude the state nomination applications for the subclass 489 visa before to the Commonwealth deadline of 10 September 2019. In case, the decision has not been made on your state nomination application for subclass 489 visa, by September 10, 2019, Immigration SA will contact you after this date.

Skilled Nominated 190 visa applications will continue

The State nomination applications for the other key state Nominated 190 visa can continue to be submitted. The 190 visa applications will be processed once the subclass 489 visa applications are concluded and completed, which will most likely be after September 10, 2019.

It's the ideal time to apply and obtain Skilled PR visa Independent or nominated. The upcoming immigration point system will allocate extra immigration points to the applicants based on state nomination, STEM Education, spouse status and credentials, etc.

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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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