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Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 491)

Skilled regional visa - (Subclass-491)

Several regions of Australia are experiencing a low-population & struggle to develop their region. As a solution, the Government associated to these regions is looking for talent from outside and nominates them for a PR visa through the Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa – (subclass 491) . On this visa, an eligible skilled professional can reside in Australia for a period of 5 years and apply for permanent residence after serving three years.


  1. To apply for this visa, you must meet the following eligibility factors:

    • Be under 45 years of age
    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree as a minimum qualification
    • Have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience
    • Eligible score on Australia’s points-based grid
    • Nominate an occupation from applicable Skilled Occupation list

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    • Your partner
    • Your or your partner’s kid
    • Your or your partner’s relative

  2. This visa permits you and your dependents to:

    • Study in a predefined local zone of Australia
    • Temporarily live and work in an assigned provincial territory of Australia
    • To travel all through Australia while the visa is valid
    • To apply for permanent residency after certain conditions have been met

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  3. From November 16th 2019, the Subclass 491 visa – Skilled Worker Regional (Provisional) Visa will be replacing the 489 Subclass visa. Similar to the before selection process, the 491 subclass visa is point-based and skilled worker program.

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