Immigration South Australia has announced a number of changes to its state nomination requirements under the General Skilled Migration category.
From 19th April, the requirement for high points nomination will increase from 80 to 85 points. This change is in response to the overall quota being achieved under the existing 80-point requirement.
This change will not affect applications lodged prior to this time. Applications for high points nomination received after this time will be refused if they do not meet the 85-point barrier.
Immigration South Australia also announced that some occupations have been excluded from the high points and chain migration streams.
Effective immediately the following occupations on the Supplementary Skilled List are no longer available for high points or chain migration nomination:
– Accountant (General)
– Human Resource Adviser (not available for high points since 02/09/2016)
– Marketing Specialist
– Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products)
– University Lecturer
– University Tutor
– Hospital Pharmacist
– Retail Pharmacist
This change does not affect applications lodged prior to 5th April. Applications for these occupations lodged after this time will be refused if applying for high points or chain migration nomination.
Article published 6th April 2017