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Australia Immigration Unveils Details of New Skilled Work Regional Visa

December 2019, 31
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Australia Immigration Unveils Details of New Skilled Work Regional Visa

The subclass 491 visa will offer 14,000 positions every year for the international skilled workers who are planning to live and work in the regional areas. Australia's PR pathway is also accessible for qualified applicants and their family members.

Australia has launched two latest visas as the Federal Government intends to settle a higher number of skilled migrants in the Australian regional areas.

Two temporary visas, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) Visa and Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (subclass 494) (Provisional) visa were made accessible from 16 Nov 2019.

The much-anticipated visas grant 23,000 positions every year and replace the current subclass 489 and subclass 187 visas.

These visa holders will be needed to work and live in the Australian selected regional areas till they become suitable for Australia PR.

This is a much-anticipated work visa that will grant skilled workers a chance to work and live in the Australian regional area for tenure of five years. They can appeal to Australia PR after 3 years of stay and full-time paid-work experience in a selected regional area.

Important features of subclass 491 visa 

It is a temporary visa that is open for qualified skilled workers and their family members to live, study and work in Australian regional areas for 5 years.

It is a point-based where an appellant requires either a nomination from a state or a sponsorship from a qualified member of a family who settled in selected regional areas.

Pathway to Australia PR

It is a temporary visa through this visa you can get a pathway for Australia PR.

The holders of this vias will require to stay and fulfill work criteria in a regional area for a tenure of 3 years before being able to file a subclass 191 visa which leads to Australia PR.

The appellants will require meeting the minimum taxable income criteria of $53,900 per year for the 3 years. However, it is unclear if any permission will apply in this condition. The Australia PR pathway will be accessible from 16 Nov 2022.

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