Although our guidelines advise that it can take up to 3 months to find work once you have arrived in the ACT.
Your 2 year obligation to reside in Canberra is purely a moral obligation to the ACT Government and not a requirement of your visa. Moving outside of the ACT will have no effect on your visa, your resident status or any future Australian citizenship application.
Please let me know the date you will leave Canberra, as your record will be closed from that date. This means that you will not receive any of the 6 monthly settlement surveys to complete.
Immigration SA cannot provide you with official consent or agreement to move to another jurisdiction. However, if you have no option other than to accept a position interstate, rather than be unemployed, I can appreciate this decision. Once you have some work experience interstate, then we would expect you to continue to look for work in South Australia and transfer back here if you can secure a position.
While the Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190), allows you to live and work anywhere in Australia, you are reminded that nomination was granted on the basis that you committed to live and work in South Australia for the first two years. Through nomination from South Australia you were granted a permanent visa by the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Additional information about your visa can be found on the DIBP website at: http://www.immi.gov.au/skills/skillselect/index/visas/subclass-190/
Please note that you will still need to fill out the employment survey from Immigration SA – please select the option which says you are currently interstate when filling out the survey.