With Australia being the top destination for foreign nationals today, Subclass 491 is a blessing! Immigrants are being welcomed to Australia’s beautiful landscapes with open arms. You can now work, settle, and become a resident of Australia for 5 years with the help of this Visa. Read along.
The new skilled work regional 491 visa((Subclass 491 Visa) is a provisional visa that enables all skilled workers to live, pursue education, and work in appointed areas of Australia and their families. This visa is valid for a tenure of 5 years.
The applicant for this visa has to be either state-nominated or sponsored by an eligible family member who is a permanent resident in Australia.
For becoming eligible for a 491 visa, you need to meet the following criteria:
How many points do you need to apply for the 491 visas? How to earn 65 points?
You need to provide all the supporting documents for the information provided in your EOI:
For applicants between the age of 18-23, there is a requirement for the following documents:
Applicants above the age of 23, but are still dependent on their parents because of some physical impairment or cognitive issues.
There is a requirement of the following:
The following are the documents associated with your claims on EOI that you need to provide:
If you have a sponsor, then your sponsor needs to provide the following:
The Skilled work Regional visa subclass 491 has an application cost of AUD 4115 for the primary applicant. For each subsequent entrant of eligible family members, there is a separate cost involved.
Let us now take a look at the prices involved in the application process:
|Reliant 18 years and above
|Reliant 18 years and below
|For each applicant and dependent
|Police Clearance Certificate
There is no specific time for processing the application for visa 491. But the regional application processes are given more priority.
There are multiple steps involved in applying for a subclass 491 visa starting right from checking if your occupation is a part of the List, collecting your documents, getting your skill assessed, to applying for your visa.
Let’s go through the whole process one step at a time: Step 1: Skilled Occupation ListStep 2: Skills AssessmentStep 3: Points System
You can stay for 5years with a visa in subclass 491 in Australia. There is no extension given to the Skilled Regional visa. However, after the 3rd year, if you would like to continue living there, you can start applying for a PR visa after three years of fulfilling the necessary conditions.