Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 491)

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Skilled Regional Visa

A visa for skilled people nominated by a state or territory government to live and work in regional Australia

The 491 Visa

Visa Stream

There are 2 streams for the 491 Visa:

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa – Main Applicant
This is a provisional visa. It is for skilled workers who want to live and work in regional Australia.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​Stay in Australia for 5 years.
  • Live, work and study in a designated regional area of Australia.
  • Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want, while the visa is valid​.
  • Apply for permanent residence after 3 years from the time your visa is granted​.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa – Subsequent Entrant
This visa is for a member of the family unit of someone who holds a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

  • Be one of the members of the family unit, of a subclass 491 visa holder.
  • Stay until the visa that your family member holds ends.

How to apply?

In order to apply for the 491 Visa you must:

  • Be nominated to apply by a state or territory government agency, or an eligible relative must sponsor you.
  • Have an occupation on a relevant skilled occupation list.
  • Have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation.
  • Be invited to apply.
  • Satisfy the points test.

What can you do?

With a granted 491 Visa you can:

  • Stay in Australia for 5 years.
  • Live, work and study in a designated regional area of Australia.
  • Travel to and from Australia as many times as long as the visa is valid.
  • If you are the primary 491 applicants,  apply for permanent residence after 3 years from the time your visa is granted.

The Process

Make your desiered visa a reality with our easy 4-step process. Our expert, registered migration agents will handle all the nitty gritty, just sit back and relax untill a decision is made!

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