The Australia 491 visa or regional (provisional)subclass 491 is a major replacement that has been made in place of visa subclass 489. This visa category is an apt choice for skilled professionals and their families who wish to live, work and settle in the regional areas of Australia for a period of 5 years. Well, it is not a type of permanent residency visa. However, visa 491 can be converted into a permanent visa post living of three years in Australia.
In order to apply Australia 491 visa subclass, you need to meet any one of the conditions such as:
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Benefits of Australia Visa 491
As 491 visa is a provisional visa that gives you priority to live and work in Australia, although the visa grants you some of the major benefits as summarized given below:
Applicants applying for visa Subclass 491 must meet the below-mentioned requirements to become eligible for visa subclass 491:
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491 step by step process.
As an applicant, you must submit your Australia Expression of interest, but before creating your EOI, you need to make sure you must be meeting Australia visa subclass 491 eligibility criteria in term of minimum points requirements, your profile must be in demand, English language, Skill assessment outcome, etc.
Once you are in EOI, then Skill select will rank your profile where the minimum points requirement is 65 points as per the Australia points system.
Once you are in the pool, your profile will be accessible by DHA Australia and regional nomination bodies if you are nominated by a designated regional area. It is mandatory for the applicant, and all family members to live, work and study in only certain areas of Australia.
If you have an eligible relative in the designated area and they are willing to sponsor you, then you may also get an Invitation.
Once you receive an Invitation, then you have 60 days to apply for the visa. Please note DHA does not extend Invitation.
Now you can apply for your visa by paying the visa application fee and also need to provide documentary evidence to prove your claim.
Providing incorrect information, documents, or insufficient documents may lead to the rejection of your application.
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The following occupations are eligible to apply for Australia 491 visa and another visa subclass also such as Australia visa189, Australia visa 190.
To know more about the ANZSCO code, their qualification, skill level and employment requirements, please click here.
Individuals, who are qualified to work or train in an eligible skilled occupation in Australia and can meet all other requirements.
Here is the updated current eligible occupation list Australia that is currently in-demand.
The Australia visa subclass 491 is a point-based visa, and the minimum points required to be eligible for visa subclass 491 is 65 points as per the Australia points system. Please note if you are unable to score a minimum of 65 points, then you will not be invited to apply for the Australia visa subclass 491.
Australia visa subclass 491 points depend upon your
To check how many points can be awarded through Australia visa Subclass 491 calculator or points table.
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The visa subclass 491 fee or cost may change at any time without prior notice, and the visa subclass 491 application cost totally rely on the date you are applying for the visa subclass 491 application. The entire 491 visa subclass fees have to be paid in Australian dollars (AUD) terms. Fee has to be paid either through a Debit card or through a credit card.
Please find the Visa subclass 491 visa fees and another cost associate in your application filing.
Skill assessment Fee
Another cost associated with Visa subclass 491
Second instalment charge
Please note the second instalment charges only apply if any applicant 18 years old or older who has less than functional English.
Please note Department of Home Affairs Australia (DHA) has the right to revise the visa subclass 491 fees at any point in time.
We assess applications on a case-by-case basis, and actual processing times can vary due to individual’s circumstances, including:
However current processing time of Australia visa subclass 491 is
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