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Learn about the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa subclass 491

Australian migration program is known to be extremely accommodating to migrants. Australia is also one of the strongest economies in the world and to accomplish more, it requires stronger, steady and skilled workforce. The ongoing demand for skilled workers created opportunities for potential international skilled workers. The Australian government aligned its migration policies to attract and absorb new skilled migrants with the Skilled Work Regional (provisional) Visa subclass 491 to allow skilled workers to live and work in Regional Australia.

WHAT IS SKILLED WORK REGIONAL (PROVISIONAL) VISA SUBCLASS 491?

The Skilled Work Regional (provisional) Visa subclass 491 is an Australian visa that enables skilled people with their families to live, work and study in the designated regional areas of Australia for a span of 5 years. It is a provisional visa. After 3 years of issuing this visa, the holder will be eligible to apply for Permanent Residence. It is mandatory for the visa applicant to have been nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency. If not, the visa applicant must be sponsored by an eligible family member residing in the designated regional area. The visa applicant must have received an Invitation to apply following a submission of an Expression of Interest in the SkillSelect.

The Skilled Work Regional (provisional) Visa subclass 491 has replaced the Skilled Regional Visa subclass 489 on 16th Nov 2019 as directed by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

BENEFITS OF THE SKILLED WORK REGIONAL (PROVISIONAL) VISA SUBCLASS 491:

The Subclass 491 visa is a provisional, points tested visa. The following are the benefits attached to this visa Subclass 491:

  • You can stay in Australia for 5 years.
  • Live, work and study in designated regional area of Australia and abide by the visa conditions.
  • Multiple travel rights have been assigned to this visa.
  • Apply for Permanent Residence if eligible (under Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) that will commence from 16th Nov 2022).
  • Work in any occupation and under any employer in line with the residence conditions as specified in your visa.

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA :

To be eligible to apply for the visa, you are required to fulfill the following conditions:

  • You must have submitted your Expression of Interest and received an Invitation to Apply.
  • You must be nominated by the state or the territorial government agencies or sponsored by an eligible relative.
  • Your skills must be relevant to the occupation specified in the Skills Occupation List.
  • You must have had a successful skill assessment for the occupation.
  • You must have score a minimum of 65 points on the tests.
  • You must be under 45 years of age before you receive the Invitation to Apply.
  • You must possess a competent level of English.
  • You must satisfy all the health and character requirements.
  • You must not owe any debt to the Australian government.
  • You previous application must not have been refused nor your visa should have been cancelled for any reason whatsoever.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Firstly you are bound to submit and Expression of Interest (EOI) in the SkillSelect expression your interest to apply for this Subclass 491 visa. SkillSelect will calculate your points score based on the information provided by you in EOI. If your score is at least 65 then you will be invited to apply.

If you indicated to be nominated, then your score will be visible to the state or territory government agencies and if them find you eligible, then will send you an invite to apply.

Your completed EOI is stored in SkillSelect and is valid for 2 years. You can update for any changes in the EOI as and when needed.

If invited to apply for visa, you will also receive an invitation from SkillSelect. You are required to submit all the necessary documents as evidence to support your identity, English skill levels, sponsor, skill assessment, relationship, character etc. to prove you meet all the specified eligibility criteria.

You have a period of 60 days from the date of invitation to apply for a valid visa online. Ensure that you do so before the invitation expires.

PROCESSING TIME:

The processing time may vary based on the facts and circumstances of each application.

COST:

The cost of applying for this visa starts from AUD 4,045 for the main applicant. Every single family member above 18 years of age applying for a visa with you will be charged AUD 2,025.

CONCLUSION:

Living in Australia, you will not only realize your dreams but build a strong foundation of a balanced, comfortable life for your family too.

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2022-08-29
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2022-08-25
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2022-08-18
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2022-08-06
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2022-08-05
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2022-08-04
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2022-08-04
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2022-07-22
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2022-07-20
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2022-07-10
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