The Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 491 is a provisional visa type that requires the visa holders to live & work in a regional area of Australia to obtain permanent residency in Australia. Its validity is 4 years. You must be sponsored by a State/Territory Government or a relative living in a Designated area of Australia.
In order to apply for a Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 491, you must first submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) profile through Skill Select and must get the invitation by the Immigration to Apply Department.
Once you get the invitation, you must lodge your visa application within 60 days of time period or else it will lapse. You should prepare all required information and data to lodge your visa application as soon as possible once you get the invitation.
A candidate in order to be eligible for Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 491, must:
You can apply for Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 491 if you have the sponsorship by a relative living in the designated area of Australia. Your relative must be either a permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand Citizen, or an Australian Citizen. Look below for the list of relatives who can sponsor you for visa subclass 491:
You must pass the Skills Assessment in any occupation listed in the Family-Sponsored or Independent Occupation List prior to receiving the EOI invitation.
If you get the sponsorship from a relative, you must live for 2 years and work for 12 months in a regional or low population growth area of Australia to qualify for Australia PR through Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 887.
A list of occupations is published in each State/Territory Government of Australia in short supply. There might be particular requirements in terms of English language proficiency, work experience, or specialised skills.
You must pass the Skills Assessment in any occupation listed in the State/Territory Nominated Occupation List prior to receiving the EOI invitation.
You can be either in Australia or outside of Australia at the time of application for Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 491.
When lodging from Australia, you should hold either a substantive visa or a bridging visa type A, B, or C. Once you apply, you will be receiving a bridging visa that will allow you to remain in Australia during the whole process of your visa application.
You can include the below family members in your application:
You can include your partner and dependent child even after lodging your application, but other dependent family members must be included at the time of application lodge.
The Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 491 is a 4-year provisional visa. It allows you and your included family members to live, study, and work in only approved regional areas of Australia. The approved regions depend on whether you are sponsored by a State/Territory Government or by a relative.
If sponsored by a:
The major cities of Canberra, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast are considered as Australian Designated areas. They are generally wider than the Regional or Low Population Growth areas of Australia.
If you are outside of Australia at the time of visa grant, then you and your sponsored family members must enter into Australia before your health and police clearances get expires.
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