Department of Home Affairs Australia and South Australia have announced that they will be enhancing the minimum immigration points needed by applicants. This will be effective from July 1, 2018.
The minimum points needed to get an invite from the pool under Skilled Immigration Subclass 489, 190, and 189 are 60 points now. This will be increased to 65 points, as quoted by the SBS.
The increased minimum migration points will be effective from the fiscal year 2018 19. The points were 60 in the fiscal year 2017-18.
Meanwhile, even South Australia has declared that it will also be enhancing the minimum migration points. This will be for 489, 190, and 189 visas. The points will be enhanced to 65 points from July 1, 2018. It will affect applicants who are offered the invitation for these visa categories after or on 1 July.
Immigration South Australia is as of now processing the applications on priority prior to July 1, 2018, for state nomination for 489 applications with 60 points. If this is successful, it will then prioritize onshore applications for 190 visas having 60 points. These will be succeeded by offshore applications for 190 visas with 60 points.
Immigration SA has said that further updates will be revealed in the first week of July. It will reveal the applications for state nomination with 60 points that are yet to be finalized.
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