The Skilled Work-Regional (Provisional) Visa - Subclass 491 is a provisional visa which if all eligibility criteria is met leads to the permanent Subclass 191 Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa.
Skilled migrants that have eligible relatives or are nominated by a state or territory government agency in designated regional areas in Australia can apply for this provisional skilled work regional visa. Focused on developing the regional areas of Australia this provisional visa is geared towards attracting skilled migrants to live in and develop regional parts of Australia.
Migrants can be nominated by:
An eligible relative can be:
Your sponsor must be:
This is a 5-year temporary visa that allows you to work and study in specified parts of Australia and if eligible provides a pathway to permanent residence via the 191 permanent residence Skilled Regional visa.
Commencing on the 16th of November 2022, this visa rewards Provisional visa holders who have lived and worked in designated regional areas of Australia a pathway towards permanency. Requirements of this visa include:
Once the permanent visa is granted skilled migrants can