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. This is a new visa category introduced by Australian government on November 16, 2019. This particular visa has replaced the earlier Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 489, which has been repealed on the same date.
This particular visa offers some added benefit compared to old 489 visa. 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 you want, while the visa is valid
The government of Australia is encouraging migration to regional parts of the country to relieve the added burden and congestion in the big cities. Also, there is great demand of skilled and talented people in the regional areas due to ongoing skill shortage.
Hence, the introduction of this visa is a key step towards boosting the migration to regional Australia. The government has allocated 25,000 new visa places annually for regional visas.
Let’s now take a look at key requirements to apply for Subclass 491 Visa.
To apply for this particular visa, an applicant needs:
You are suggested to apply for this visa in a stepwise manner. Here is the stepwise process to apply for Subclass 491 visa:
Since, it’s a new visa, hence, the processing time of Skilled work Regional visa Subclass 491 is not available at the moment. However, the average processing time for this is likely to be available once we get the first lot of candidates with approved visa status.
The visa fees for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 491 is from AUD 4,045.Check the visa cost below with the additional applicant scenario.
|PS491 Skilled Work Reg (Prov) State/Terr||1||4,045.00|
|Additional Applicant Charge 18+||1||2,025.00|
|Additional Applicant Charge U18||1||1,010.00|
The visa or immigration rules and procedure is subject to change. Hence, to confirm latest process and eligibility requirement, you may get in touch with certified Australia migration expert at Visas Avenue.
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