For applying this visa, you have to meet some basic eligibility, such as:
- Nominated by an Australian employer in the regional area;
- Must be under 45 years old;
- Must meet the qualification for skills, English requirement, etc.
Once you are granted this visa, you will have the same rights as a Permanent Resident, such as:
- Stay in Australia indefinitely;
- Work and study in Australia;
- Enroll for Medicare in Australia;
- Travel to and from Australia for 5 years;
- Might apply for citizenship if meeting the eligibility.
You can include your family (partner and dependent child) to this application. The cost for this application is $4,045 AUD for the main applicant. The processing time for this application is between 5-8 months. This visa has 2 processes to be fulfilled which are the nomination and visa application. The nomination process is for assessing the employer while the visa application is focused on assessing the applicant.