The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) allows skilled migrants to live and work in regional areas for 5 years, with the potential to become permanent residents. To apply for this visa, you must be nominated.
Subclass 491 Visa Requirements
You need to submit all necessary documents to support the details in your Expression of Interest such as
Applicants, 18-23 must submit documents to complete the application process such as:
Applicants over 23 may still depend on their parents due to physical or cognitive issues.
There is a requirement.
You need to provide certain documents when making a claim on EOI:
A sponsor must provide the necessary funding, resources, and support for a project to succeed.
491 Visa Fee
The fee for the Australian Skilled Worker sponsor visa depends on several factors including the applicant's age, the number of dependents included in the application, and the region where they are applying.
491 Visa Processing Time
Processing times for visa 491 applications vary, however, one thing is for certain: regional applicants are given priority when it comes to visa applications. These applicants are often processed first and have the best chance of receiving their visas in a timely manner. Understanding this priority helps applicants prepare for their application process and plan accordingly.
How To Apply For A 491 Visa?
The following requirements must be met:
Applying for a subclass 491 visa requires various steps, including checking the Skilled Occupation List, collecting documents, obtaining a skills assessment, and filing the application.
How To Apply For A 491 Visa?
Check the Skilled Occupation List to see if your profession is eligible for an Australian visa.
Get your skills assessed by Australian organizations.
The Australian Government requires a minimum score of 65 points in order to receive an invitation for visa application.
To apply for a visa, submit an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect to the Department of Home Affairs. SkillSelect will assess your points, allowing you to begin the application process.
To ensure your application to the Department of Home Affairs is successful, be sure to have all necessary supporting documents collected and ready to submit within 60 days of your Expression of Interest being accepted. Submit your documents and pay the fee on Immiaccount within 60 days.
Once you apply, check your ImmiAccount for updates on your application status.
All applicants must undergo medical exams and biometric scans.
Once approved, you will receive an email with a visa grant number, start date, and details of the visa terms and conditions. Need help with your visa application? Contact us for assistance.
What do we offer?
Permanent residency in Australia provides a range of benefits, such as the right to live and work in the country, access to healthcare and education services, eligibility for some social security payments, and access to Australian citizenship.
To convert a subclass 491 visa to a PR visa subclass 191, the individual must meet certain eligibility requirements set by the Australian government.
- Need a visa in subclass 191.
- Must have lived in regional Australia for 3+ years.
- 1+ year of full-time work experience in Australia required.
- To be eligible for migration to Australia, applicants must meet character and health requirements set by the government.
- All outstanding debts to the Australian Government have been paid back.
- Earned over $53,900/year for 3 consecutive years.
No, With a valid visa, you can work in any occupation.
Stream 3b is exclusively for offshore applicants. Applicants must prove they have moved outside Australia before applying for residency.
Stream 3 of the NSW nomination program offers regional residents who don't meet the 12-month requirement eligibility if they have a job offer or are related to someone in the region. Applicants applying under Stream 1 with a 12-month requirement will be prioritized.