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South Australia Processing Times

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    Last updated on the 6 April 2017

    Processing times for state nomination of skilled and business migrants vary across visa types.

    Immigration SA makes every effort to process all nominations quickly – within the timeframes listed – but this does depend on the documentation you provide.

    If during assessment we discover more information is needed, processing will take longer.

    Immigration SA will notify you or the authorised recipient by email once a decision has been reached.


    General skilled nomination applications

    Application type Current average processing time
    Skilled provisional nomination subclass 489/190 3 weeks


    Employer nomination applications for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) which require RCB advice

    Application type Current average processing time
    Applications for RCB advice 5 weeks


    Business migration nomination applications

    Application type Current average processing time

    Innovation and investment provisional nomination subclass 188

    Business owner permanent nomination subclass 892/893

    Investor retirement provisional nomination subclass 405 - including renewal applications

    Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

    2 weeks
    Business talent permanent nomination subclass 132 2 weeks
    Significant investor provisional nomination subclass 188 1 week


    For information on DIBP visa processing times please refer directly to their website:

    please note that details for visa type 132, 888 and 405 are not provided.


    Sourced on 30th April 2017: http://www.migration.sa.gov.au/resources/processing-times

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