491 VISA

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491

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MARN 0961 448 | UPDATED MAY 2019

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Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491 Brief Overview

This visa was previously known as a skilled regional (provisional) visa, subclass 489, then replaced by Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 491 on 16 November 2019.

The 491 visa allows you to stay temporarily in Australia for five years, and you can live, work and study in a designated regional area of Australia.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491

The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs also increased the regional migration level to 25.000 on 26 October 2019, and the expansion of the regional areas.

After those changes, this visa has been a favorite to most people around the world who want to work and migrate to Australia.

This visa also updated a new schedule for points where it brings another benefit to the applicant, and here are the updated points:

Nomination by a State, Territory Government Agency, Sponsorship by a family member residing in Australia, to live and work in regional Australia  15 Points
Applicants without a Spouse or De facto Partner 10 Points
Certain Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Qualifications 10 Points
Skilled Spouse / De Facto Partner 10 Points
Spouse and De Facto with competent English 5 Points

This visa allows you to stay temporarily in Australia for five years, and you can live, work and study in a designated regional area of Australia. You can apply for permanent residence, if eligible, through the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) – which commences on 16 November 2022.

Happy 491 Visa holder