Australia is open for migration and to sustain the country’s growing economic robustness, it is looking for talented individuals from around the globe. The general skilled migration program (GSM) is a visa pathway for aspiring migrants looking to secure their future in Australia with perks of a premium lifestyle. For GSM, The Australian authorities have a transparent yet detail-oriented migrant in-take program that is point based and comes with a yearly ceiling. Like all other Australian States, South Australia also has a comprehensive GSM visa regime. Although this regime includes on-shore PR visas as well, the first step in the General Skilled Migration is a 491 Provisional visa.
The 491 Skilled Worker Regional Visa is granted to the individuals who are skilled workers and are either nominated by an Australian State / Territory or an eligible relative. This visa process is started by submission of an Expression of Interest EOI and the visa grant includes applicant’s eligible partner and children. The main purpose of this visa is to allow talented and skilled work force to settle down in a designated Australian region for a long term. This visa is initially granted for a period of 5 years and leads to Permanent Residency and, if eligible, citizenship by conferral.
South Australia also accommodates skilled applicants in Subclass 491 Visa. South Australia offers an affordable yet premium lifestyle with extreme ease of travelling and low population density. The region also offers better employment opportunities and due to its diverse culture and values based on mutual respect, migrants find it easy to settle down in this region.
South Australia provides state nomination to qualified and eligible migration aspirants hailing from diverse backgrounds. Like other states and territories, the South Australian nomination also have some basic requirements that you need to fulfil in order to be granted a 491 PR. In SA, there are two types of nominations. One if the State nomination and other one is a nomination made by an eligible relative of the applicant. As Australian Migration Specialist consultants from Dubai, UAE, FBP International Dubai recommends going for State Nomination. There are plenty of reasons for this, but the main ones are chances of quicker processing and favourable outcomes.
Following is the Criteria to Gain a State Nomination from the State of South Australia
Commitment to South Australia – This is the number one requirement to qualify for South Australian state nomination. For an applicant to qualify for SA state nomination, it is imperative and necessary for the applicant to show genuine commitment and interest of settling down and working in the state for a long term.
Age – At time of state nomination. the applicant should be less than 45 years old.
Occupation – In order to get nominated by the State of SA for the 491 Visa, it is imperitive for the applicant’s occupation to be listed in the State Nomination Occupation List. Besides the State Nomination Lists, there are 2 other lists i.e. Supplementary condition list and special conditions list. However, the nomination is primarily provided by SA for occupations in the State Nominations List. It is very rare for a state to nominate an applicant from supplementary or special conditions list.
Skills Assessment – Skills Assessment is an integral part of the Australian 491 GSM Visa subclass. A skill assessing authority is a governmental nominated autonomous body that assesses applicant’s skills through their education, professional certifications and work experience to check if the standard for the applicant’s selected occupation is met. Most of the occupations have their own separate skills assessing authority and a positive skills assessment outcome is mandatory in order to proceed with 491 Visa application.
Work experience – An applicant lodging a 491-visa application needs to show at least 1 year of relevant work experience that matches with the occupation selected in the last 3 years. However, it is pertinent to mention that some occupations require a higher work experience level than others in order to qualify. At this point your friendly FBP International Dubai’s migration consultant will let you know if your chosen occupation requires more relevant work experience to demonstrate your occupational eligibility for the visa.
English – South Australia, like other Australian states and territory, requires the applicants to be able to speak, listen and comprehend English. For this reason, nationals of non-English speaking countries need to provide a satisfactory PTE score or IELTS. Other English language tests and capabilities might be taken into consideration and your FBP International Dubai’s consultant will guide you and help you get English training if this is the case. Please note that, as of now, the passport holders or citizens of United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand are exempt from English capability test.
Financial Capacity – Apart from all other requirements mentioned above, the applicants for the 491 Visa are required to submit proofs of financial capability to settle down in Australia. This is imperative to note here that the General Skilled Migration GSM 491 Provisional visa is not a work visa. It is a document or grant of permanent residency and you can search for work and can gain employment on this visa.
This brings us to the end of part 1 of the complete guide for the Subclass GSM 491 Visa applicable for South Australia. In the next part, we will primarily discuss the benefits and the process of visa application. Call FBP International Dubai Now at +971507513997 / +971502047869 / +971501028196 / +971523445543 to book your appointment with our Australian Migration Consultant or schedule your appointment by Clicking Here to get your GSM 491 Visa process started.