The skilled regional provisional visa subclass 489 is just a step away from the visa for permanent residence, if you are eligible, through the Skilled-Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887).
With the help of this visa, you can work and study in a specified regional area of Australia, up to four years, depending upon the extended pathway, invited pathway, or the subsequent entry pathway.
This visa lets you and your family:
- stay in Australia for up to 4 years
- live, work and study in a specified region of Australia
- Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid.
- Apply for permanent residence, if eligible, through the Skilled-Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887).
You can include your partner and you or your partner’s child or step-child in your application.
Family members who are granted the visa have the same rights and can do the same things as you.