Skilled Work Regional Visa (Provisional)
Skilled Work Regional Visa Subclass 491 is a provisional visa enabling skilled person to migrate to Australia together with their families to work, study and live in regional areas of Australia for 5 years. The subclass 491 visa replaced the previous 489 visas in November 16, 2019. The visa holder can then apply for Permanent Resident visa subclass 191 after meeting specific requirements in three years within the 5 years.
The 491 visa is valid for 5 year upon approval. Visa holders can live within regional areas. Regional areas are considered as any other areas excluding Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Classified regional areas: Perth and Gold Coast. You can work for any employer in any type of job that are in line with the work and residence conditions included to your visa.
All 491 visa holders can only apply for the 191 Permanent visa after they have completed at least three years in their designated regional area
The skilled migration points test changed in November 16, 2019. It impacts lodged EOI profiles that are not yet assessed before that date. But the changes can be positive for applicants as you can get additional points in the following situation:
Department fees Main Applicant $4,045 – $2,025 18 over – $1,010 under 18. * as of December 2019
Our services covers the entire process from the skills assessment, EOI submission, state nomination and visa application including any dependents included in the applicaiton. We have a team of lawyers and migration agents who specialize in General Skilled Migration and will be working together with you to make sure all everything is followed through thoroughly.
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