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Guest posted a topic in Aussie ChatPermanent state nomination for South Australian provisional visa holders From 14 May until 15 June 2014, people who hold a South Australian state nominated provisional visa (subclass 489, 475, 487 and 495 only), who are living and working in the state can apply for a 190 - Skilled Nominated Permanent visa through Immigration South Australia. This trial program enables people who have already secured a provisional state nominated visa to apply for a permanent visa through the same program. Before you apply You should make sure you are aware of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection cost associated with the 190 - Skilled Nominated visa. For a single applicant the minimum application cost is $3520 compared to the $370 for the 887 – Skilled Regional visa. For a complete list of charges visit:immi.gov.au/Help/Pages/fees-charges/visa.aspx If you have already lodged an 887- Skilled Regional Permanent visa you should continue with this application. Only South Australian provisional state nominated visa holders may apply through this program. All other states and territories provisional visa holders do not qualify. State nominated applications made under this trial program will be priority processed. The trial program will run from 14 May until 15 June 2014 or until the nomination quota has been reached. You must meet all the provisional visa holder requirements, no exemptions will be granted. Not sure if this pathway is right for you? Find out more about the benefits of permanent residency including access to Medicare and local study fees and read about the features and requirements of the 190 – Skilled Nominated visa. If you require further advice you may wish to consult a registered migration agent through mara.gov.au. How to apply 1. Submit an expression of interest through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) SkillSelect system - you must select the 190 – Skilled Nominated visa and choose South Australia as your preferred migration state. 2. Create an Immigration South Australia account and lodge a state nomination application with Immigration South Australia. 3. If you are granted state nomination you will receive a visa invitation from the DIBP. 4. Submit your 190 - Skilled Nominated visa application with DIBP. Source: https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/news%20and%20events Elegibility requirements: https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/EligibilityRequirementsSouthAustralianProvisionalVisaHoldersSeeking190.pdf Enjoy it!!