For the new 2021-22 program year, South Australia has removed two steps from the nomination application process used in the previous 2020-21 program year.
The exploratory visit to South Australia is removed from the requirements and also removed the requirement to submit an ‘Intention To Apply’ (ITA) form for the 2021-22 program year.
South Australia will be assessing state nomination applications for subclass 188 business visa products in four quarterly periods during the 2021-22 program year to assist with management of the allocation quotas provided by the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs (DHA) over the entire program year.
These indicative dates are:
Round 1 Assessments: 2 August 2021 – 24 September 2021
Round 2 Assessments: 25 October 2021 – 17 December 2021
Round 3 Assessments: 31 January 2022 – 25 March 2022
Round 4 Assessments: 2 May 2022 – 24 June 2022
Application assessment timelines may be impacted by the volumes received and will be communicated accordingly throughout the program year as each assessment round is completed.
Applications for state nomination for the subclass 188 business visa subclass 188 Business Innovation, Investor & Significant Investor streams will open on Tuesday 20th July 2021. Application access for the subclass 188 Entrepreneur stream will follow in August and a further announcement regarding this will be provided in due course.
With the 2020-21 program year now complete, South Australia will progressively update the information on their website throughout July. All information on the 2021-22 program year nomination requirements and application process will be available by Tuesday 20 July 2021.