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Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (SUBCLASS 491)

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (SUBCLASS 491)

The new 491 visa, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visa will enable eligible skilled workers and their families to live, work and study in designated regional areas of Australia for 5 years. Visa holders will be eligible to apply for a Permanent Residence visa after three years.


Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491: Your Gateway to Regional Opportunities

Are you seeking a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491? We are here to guide you through obtaining the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491.

This visa is designed for skilled workers who want to live and work in designated regional areas of Australia. On this page, you will find comprehensive information about the visa requirements, application process, and benefits of the Subclass 491 visa.


Eligibility Criteria for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491

➤ The department must invite you to apply for this visa.

➤ To apply for the visa, you must submit an expression of interest (EOI) in SkillSelect.

➤ For a Skilled Regional (subclass 491) visa, your occupation must be listed on the combined list of eligible skilled occupations.

➤ You can either nominate yourself or a relative can sponsor your visa application.

➤ To be invited to apply for the visa, you must be under 45 years old.

➤ Applicants must declare that they have a suitable skills assessment when applying.

➤ A minimum score of 65 points or more from your EOI is required.

➤ Family members 18 years or older applying with you must either have functional English or pay a second instalment fee.

➤ Your English must be at least Competent at the time of invitation.

➤ You must meet the Public Interest Criteria, including health and character requirements.


Benefits of the Subclass 491 Visa

➤ The advantages of the Subclass 491 visa include the opportunity to live and work in regional Australia, access to Medicare, eligibility for education and healthcare benefits, and potential pathways to permanent residency such as 191.

➤ The additional benefits available for Subclass 491 visa holders include bringing eligible family members and travelling in and out of Australia during the visa validity period.

➤ Include links to the official websites of each state/territory government for detailed information on their specific nomination processes and requirements.


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We hope this comprehensive guide has clearly understood the Skilled Work Visa Subclass 491. At Pathway Education, we are dedicated to assisting you throughout the visa application process. Contact us today to get started on your journey to living and working in regional Australia!

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