28 Jun 2018

GSM update

The Department of Home Affairs have made a legislative change to the points test pass mark for 489, 189 and 190 visas. The points test pass mark will increase to 65 points from 1 July 2018.

This affects applicants who receive a 190 or 489 visa invitation on or after 1 July 2018.

Immigration SA is currently priority processing before 1 July 2018:

  • 489 state nomination applications with 60 points

If Immigration SA finishes processing the priority applications above, the following will be prioritised:

  • onshore 190 applications with 60 points.
  • followed by offshore 190 applications with 60 points.

We will provide further communication next week regarding state nomination applications with 60 points which haven’t been finalised this week.

If your 190 state nomination application with 60 points is being finalised after 1 July, we will contact you regarding changing to a 489 state nomination application.