NSW has announced that it will start accepting the 491 visa applications from 15th June onwards. The state is accepting the visa applications for the first time from when it was framed in November 2019. The applications for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491 will be held from 15th till 23rd June.
The following 3 highlights will give you a comprehensive idea of what NSW is contemplating its 491 visa applications.
The entire procedure will be conducted by the New South Wales treasury the state declared just after the announcement of this news.
Many applicants of the 491 visa lost hope to migrate to NSW due to the Covid-19 crunch. The moment the NSW government declared this news, it lit up the hopes of all those applicants right then. Experts say that the news came at a time when every applicant lost hope to apply for the 491 visa. The state launched the visa subclass in November 2019. After that, this is the first time they have decided to accept its applications in June this year.
The NSW Treasury will start accepting the applications of the visa subclass 491 from Monday, 15th June 2020. The state has said that it won’t accept the visa applications for more than a week. That’s why it will accept the visa applications only till 23rd June, not after 5.pm. These applications will be evaluated at the end of the financial year i.e. on 30th, 2020.
New South Wales decided to open applications for the 491 visa last in February, this year. The entire process got delayed somehow. This is the reason it decided to shelve the program for the time being. Just after that when this news came out, everybody got quite surprised. The prime reason is most of the Australian states have opted for closure in their visa programs. The chief objective of this visa was to alleviate the massive population pressures in states like Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne.
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