The Australian Government always wants migrants to work and settle in the ‘designated regional area’in Australia which will significantly contribute to the Australian Economy and develop the regional areas of Australia. Therefore, the Prime Minister of Australian announced on 20th March 2019 about the new Provisional Skilled Visa - Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491).
Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491) came into effect from 16th November 2019. The occupation list for this provisional visa is broader and includes more than 500 occupations; however, the applications are decided on the priority basis only.
A new definition was given to the ‘Designated Regional Area’ from 16th of November 2019. Now it includes all Australia except the main 3 metropolitan cities Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Interestingly, Gold Cost and Perth have now also classified as ‘Designated Regional Area’.
Applicant can be either sponsored by a state or a close family member who lives in ‘Designated Regional Area’.
If you want to apply for the Subclass 491, you must be:
If the applicant is sponsored by the Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, then the sponsor:
Subclass 491 is also a point-based visa like other General Skilled Migration Visas. A guideline on how to collect your points is given below:
Partner (Temporary) – Subclass 820)
Skilled Nominated - Subclass 190
Skilled Independent - Subclass 189
Business Innovation and Investment - Subclass 188
Employer Nomination - Subclass 186
Business Talent - Subclass 132
Distinguished Talent - Subclass 124 and Subclass 858
If you think you have accrued enough points to lodge this visa. Contact our highly experienced MARA Agents today for the preliminary assessment.
Disclaimer: All the information provided on this page is for the guidance purpose only and reader must not apply this information to their personal circumstance.
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