The subclass 491 visa allows invited skilled workers to live and work in specified regional areas of Australia for up to five years. Pending meeting continued eligiblity, this visa leads to the permanent (Skilled Regional) (subclass 191) visa.
In order to apply for the subclass 491 visa, you must first obtain a positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation and then lodge an Expression of Interest. If this is successful, you will be invited to lodge a visa application.
At the time that you are invited to apply for this visa, you must:
NOTE: In each case, the test must have been undertaken within the last three years (with the exception of the CAE test, which must be dated on or after 1 January 2015)
NOTE: In order to be ‘eligible’, your (or your partner’s) relative must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible NZ citizen; at least 18 years old; and a close family member (i.e. a parent, child, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, or first cousin)
Feel free to contact us for a personalised eligibility assessment based on your circumstances, or if you would like us to manage this process for you.
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