Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa: Subclass 491

  • Skilled Work Regional Visa (Provisional) (Subclass 491)

    Skilled work regional provisional 491 visa is amongst the most sought-after visas for Australia. With the help of this visa, you can easily stay, study and work in Australia for five years. Moreover, if you are eligible, you can also apply for a permanent residency in due course. To qualify for this visa, you need to be invited by the Australian government. Hence, you can send in your Expression of Interest (EOI).

    The process of skilled work regional provisional visa subclass 491 application is quite complicated. You need to have all the relevant documentation in proper order for your visa to be approved. Mantra Education and Migration is the leading MARA registered consultant for skilled work regional visas in Sydney. We provide you end-to-end assistance via certified visa specialists in successfully applying for the visa.

  • 491 Visa Requirements for Applicants

    Applicants for this visa must be invited to apply for the visa.  They may be nominated by a State or Territory government agency or sponsored by an eligible family member who resides in a designated regional area.
    The visa is a points-tested visa, and applicants must be under 45 years of age at the time of receiving an invitation from the Department of Home Affairs.

  • Basic Eligibility
    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.

  • Subclass 491 Permits you to

    ⦁ stay in Australia for 5 years from the date we grant you the visa
    ⦁ live, work and study in a designated region of Australia
    ⦁ travel to and from Australia as many times as you want, while the visa is valid
    ⦁ apply for permanent residence, if eligible, through the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) – which starts on 16 November 2022. You can’t apply for other permanent visas until you have held your subclass 491 visa for 3 years.

  • Designated regional area

    You and all members of your family unit who are also holders of the visa, will need to live work and study in a designated regional area of Australia. Your nomination must not be withdrawn, or you will not be granted the visa.

  • Visa Cost

    The current Department of Home Affairs application fee starts from AUD 4,640. This will vary depending on the number of dependants included in your application and their age.

  • Apply from

    You can be in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance when you apply for the visa and when we decide on your application.
    If you apply in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or a subclass 010 Bridging A visa, a subclass 020 Bridging B visa or a subclass 030 Bridging C visa, otherwise your application will not be valid.

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