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Tasmania is accepting Nomination Applications for New Regional Visa Subclass 491

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 22, Nov 2019

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Australian state, Tasmania is now accepting the nomination applications for the new regional visa, i.e. Subclass 491 - Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa under its Nomination Category 3A. The Category A is meant for the overseas applicant (TSOL), i.e. the applicants living overseas and has skills and experience matching with an occupation in Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List(TSOL).

The new regional visas, i.e. Subclass 491 and subclass 494 visa have been launched by Department of Home Affairs, Australia with effect from November 16, 2019 with a purpose to boost migration to regional parts of the country. Tasmania is one of the few states which have started accepting applications for this visa.

Let's find out more about the new visa and key details required to apply or the same.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

The Skilled Work Regional visa subclass 491 is a provisional visa designed for skilled workers, which allows you to live and work in Tasmania for up to 5 years.

If you are able to get the state nomination from Tasmania State of Australia, you will become eligible for 15 additional points. These points shall be crucial to meet minimum point's requirement by DHA, i.e. 65 points.

Also read-What is Nomination status for Subclass 491 Visa in Different States of Australia? Find out

Pathway to get PR in Tasmania

Skilled Regional visa subclass 491 also provide you a pathway to apply for permanent residency through the Subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa.

If you have lived in Tasmania on Subclass 491 visa for minimum 3 years and earned a minimum taxable income that fulfill the minimum threshold declared by the Department of Home Affairs, you can get Permanent residency in Tasmania, Australia.

Eligibility Requirements To apply visa under Category 3A

To become eligible to apply under category 3A, you must be living outside Australia and meet following criteria:
  • Nominated occupation of the applicant needs to be listed on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List (TSOL)
  • You, or and your dependants (if any) have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months
  • you meet the English requirement specified in the TSOL for your nominated occupation in a recognised English language test or hold a passport of the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada or New Zealand
  • you fulfil the requirements specified in the TSOL for your nominated occupation
  • you have done enough research on Tasmanian labour market and, unless your occupation is listed as "High Demand" in the TSOL, provide evidence that there are sufficient employment opportunities (minimum 5 and not over 8 opportunities) in your nominated occupation in Tasmania and that you have:
    • skills and your latest experience relevant to the researched employment opportunities
    • skills and experience suitable for the Tasmanian economy
  • In case, your occupation is listed as "High Demand" and you fulfill the specified criteria, evidence for employ ability is not needed
  • You have access to adequate financial assets to fund your migration and settlement in the state of Tasmania, Australia for minimum six months while you look for a job.
Key nomination requirements have changed recently and Subclass 491 visa too is relatively new, hence, it is advisable to take assistance from a trusted Australia immigration consultant to apply for the above mentioned Visa.

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Are you willing to apply for regional visa Subclass 491 or a Skilled PR visa in Australia, you may get in touch with the qualified Australia migration expert at Visas Avenue to get valuable assistance and support to apply visa in Australia.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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