Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
Subclass 491 is a provisional visa and granted for 5 years. The holders of this visa must be live, work, and study in a regional area for 3 years.
With this visa you can
In order to qualify for a Subclass 491visa, you would need to :
To apply for Skilled nominated subclass 491, required to lodge an Expression of Interest through Skill selection and invited by the department of immigration. You must lodge the invitation with in 60 days from the invitation
Nomination or Sponsorship by State or Territory Government
Each State and Territory Government publish a list of occupations in short supply in their area. Each state and territory have specific requirements in terms of work experience, English language ability or specialised skills
Sponsorship from an Eligible Family Member
Applicants through the family-sponsored pathway can only nominate occupations on the MLTSSL. The sponsor must be usually resident in a designated regional area of Australia, and be:
- At least 18 years of age
- An Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen
- An eligible relative; including parents, children, siblings, aunt/uncle, nephew/niece,grandparent, or first cousin
Who can be included in this visa?
You can include the following family members in your application:
- Spouse or defacto partner (including same-sex spouse/partner)
- Dependent children
It is possible to include partners and dependent children after lodgement of the application but beforefinalizing the visa
Duration and Conditions
Subclass 491 visa is a Provisonal visa with full work rights. If you are outside Australia when the visa is granted, you and your family members will need to enter Australia for the first time pri or to expiry of time frame given in the visa grant letter. You would generally be expected to live, work and study in regional area for 3 years
Conversion to Permanent Residency
It is possible to apply for a permanent Subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Sk illed Regional) visa after living and working in a regional area for at least 3 years. Applicants must meet certain income requirements and be able to prove their residence in regional Australia for the 3 year period
Maret Migration Expertise
Maret Migration has significant experience in handling general skilled visa applications and can help you to get your Permanent residency as soon as possible.
Please book an immigration consultation if you would like assistance with your Skilled Nominated Subclass 191 visa application.