The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 491 is a provisional visa meant for those skilled workers who want to live and work in regional Australia. The Australian government introduced this visa category on November 16, 2019. This particular visa replaced the old Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 489.
This particular visa offers some added benefit compared to the old 489 visas. Find below the key benefits of this visa:
This visa allows you to stay in Australia for 5 years. The visa holders are allowed to live, work and study in a designated regional area of Australia.
You can include the eligible family members in the application. It allows the visa holder to travel to and from Australia as many times as they want while the visa is valid.
Australia’s government encourages migration to regional parts of the country to relieve the added burden and congestion in the big cities. In addition, there is a great demand for skilled and talented people in the regional areas due to the ongoing skill shortage.
Hence, the introduction of this visa is a key step towards boosting migration to regional Australia. The government has allocated 25,000 new visa places annually for regional visas.
Let us now look at key requirements to apply for a Subclass 491 Visa.
To apply for this particular visa, an applicant needs:
It is wise to apply for this visa in a stepwise manner. Here is the stepwise process to apply for a Subclass 491 visa:
What is the processing time of a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa?
Since it is a new visa; hence, the processing time of Skilled work Regional visa Subclass 491 is not available now. However, the average processing time for this is likely to be available once we get the first lot of candidates with approved visa status.
Find below the visa fees for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 491 along with the cost/fees applicable for additional applicant scenario:
Fees (In AUD)
Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa
Additional Applicant Charge 18+
Additional Applicant Charge U18
The visa-free or immigration rules and the procedure is subject to change. Hence, to confirm the latest process and eligibility requirement, you may get in touch with a certified Australia migration expert at Visas Avenue.
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