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Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491

The individuals wanting to work in Australia for as much as 5 years can go to Australia with a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa subclass 491 if they satisfy the attached conditions for the same. This visa subclass 491 allows you to live, work and study in Australia for the maximum of 5 years if you are nominated by a state or territory government for the purpose of living and working in Australia in a regional area. For being able to apply for a Visa subclass 491 you must have been invited to apply. The Australian Visa 491 is somehow dependent on the points test based on your skills.

The visa subclass 491 allows you to work in Australia, but that does not mean you can choose any work of your choice, rather your work should be listed in the skilled occupation list of Australian Skilled Migration program. Whether you are the main applicant or the subsequent entrant, get in touch with our expert Migration Agent Australia and get yourself connected with the ISA Migrations and Education Consultants to get the best results regarding your visa concerns.

What Visa subclass 491 lets you do in Australia?

The visa subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa is a temporary visa that allows an applicant to stay in Australia for a maximum of 5 years where they can work, study or live in a regional area in Australia. There are two different streams of the 491 Visa Australia which provides the following entitlements:

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa- Main Applicant stream:

  • The skilled work regional visa main applicant stream allows you to live and work or study in Australia for a maximum of 5 years.
  • You may live, work or study in an Australian designated region.
  • This visa stream allows you to travel to and from Australia as many times as you want through your visa validity.
  • You may also find yourself eligible to apply for a permanent residence if you satisfy the required conditions through Permanent Residence Subclass 191 which is going to commence on 16th November 2022.
  • You are also allowed to include members of your family unit with you in your visa application on fulfillment of certain attached conditions.
  • This visa subclass can be applied from inside or outside Australia, but not during the immigration clearance.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa- Subsequent Entrant Stream:

  • Just like the main applicant stream, the subsequent entrant also entitles you a stay in Australia until the visa validity.
  • You may live, study and work in a designated Australian region.
  • You will be able to travel to and from Australia as many times as you want through your visa validity.
  • You may also be able to apply for a permanent Australian residency on satisfying the attached conditions.
  • This visa subclass allows you addition of members of family unit in your visa application.

Requirements for Skilled work Regional Visa Subclass 491 Australia

The Visa subclass 491 is a temporary visa type which can also let you apply for a PR depending on your requirements fulfillment. The Australian visa 491 demands fulfillment of certain 491 visa requirements after which you can successfully gain access to the Skilled Work Regional Visa subclass 491. Following are the visa requirements for subclass 491:

  • The visa 491 Australia requires you to satisfy the English language level requirements in accordance with the attached conditions.
  • The Australian Visa 491 demands fulfillment of health and character requirements according to the Australian policy.
  • You will be required to sign the Australian value statement where you declare that you will respect the Australian cultures and lifestyle.

Skilled Work Regional Visa Subclass 491 Eligibility Criteria

The Visa Subclass 491 can only be applied for by those who fulfill the general eligibility criteria of the 491 visa. Usually to apply for a visa 491 Australia, you must be nominated to apply for by a state or territory government agency or must be sponsored by an eligible relative. The work or occupation for which you are applying to go to Australia must be listed on the Skills Occupation List of the Australian Migration program. Your applied occupation must have undergone appropriate skills assessment. Most importantly, you must be invited to apply for the visa subclass 491. Your skills assessment must satisfy the points test requirement. There are two streams of Skilled work Regional Visa Subclass 491 being the Main applicant stream and the Subsequent entrant stream which somehow differs in eligibility criteria.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa- Main Applicant Stream:

  • You must be invited to apply for the visa subclass 491
  • An Australian state or territory government must nominate you or you must be sponsored by an eligible relative to apply for the visa Skilled work regional visa
  • The relative sponsoring you for the Skilled work regional visa must be above 18 years in age and a resident of an Australian designated area.
  • When you apply for the visa, you must be under 45 years in age.
  • You must have undergone an appropriate skills assessment at the time of invitation to apply for this visa.
  • You must have scored at least 65 points or more in the points-test of your skills assessment.
  • You must be having Competent Level of English language when you are being invited to make an application of visa subclass 491.
  • You must meet our health and character requirements in accordance with the Australian framework.
  • You must not hold any due debts from the Australian government and should have paid back if any taken in the past.
  • Any of your visa or visa applications must not have been refused or cancelled.
  • You must have signed the Australian values statement.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa- Subsequent Entrant Stream:

  • To find yourself eligible for a subsequent entrant stream of Skilled Work Regional Visa subclass 491 you must be one of the members of the family unit of a 491 visa subclass holder.
  • There is no specific age requirement for the visa subclass 491 subsequent entrant stream.
  • If you or any family member applying for this stream is above 18 years of age, you must have functional English language level.
  • As a subsequent entrant to Australia you must fulfill the health and character requirements according to the Australian policies.
  • You must have paid back any debts if held from the Australian Government.
  • You must not have had any visa or visa application refused or cancelled in the past.

Skilled Work Regional Provisional Visa subclass 491 Checklist

The Subclass 491 visa being the temporary visa allows an individual a maximum stay of 5 years in Australia. This visa subclass needs to consider the following checklist to be successfully applied and granted for. The following points need to be considered for Australian Visa 491:

  • You must be invited to apply for the subclass 491 visa and be sponsored by an eligible relative or nominated by a state or territory Government agency in Australia.
  • You must have a skill or occupation listed in the skills occupation list as declared by the Department of Home affairs in the Skilled Migration program.
  • The points test criteria must be successfully satisfied.
  • The character and health requirements should be fulfilled successfully.
  • Must not have a visa or visa application refused or cancelled in the past.

For any kind of further assistance regarding the visa subclass 491, you must consider getting in touch with the expert Migration Agent Australia or visit us at the ISA Migrations and Education Consultants for a free consultation.

Processing times for Visa Subclass 491

The visa subclass 491 being a visa of the Skilled migration category is a temporary visa that allows you to stay in Australia for a maximum of 5 years. The verification of the documents may take different time in case of different individuals and applicants and therefore there is no specific processing time available for Skilled work Regional Visa 491 subclass.

To get easy and quick access to the Visa subclass 491 get in touch with our expert migration agent Australia and proceed with a hassle free visa application processing.

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