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Australian Skilled Work Regional Visa: NSW Accepts Applications Shortly

February 2020, 10
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Australian Skilled Work Regional Visa: NSW Accepts Applications Shortly
While the new Skilled Work (provisional) Regional (subclass 491) visa program was started in Nov 2019, this program is yet to start in the Australian most populated state.

Visa applicants will have to wait for some more time for the new Australian skilled regional (provisional) visa for New South Wales as it is the most populous state in Australia is yet to start applications for the new Skilled Work Regional (provisional) (subclass 491) visa program.

The latest regional visas were started by the government of Australia in Nov 2019. Actors, Goat farmers, Archaeologists, Nurses, Pilots, and Carpenters are all among workers who are suitable to come to Australia by new regional visa pathways.

The new visas were started to reduce the pressures of population on Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane and to increase population in regional communities and provides a path to skilled immigrant workers.

It has been longer than 2 months since the latest visas were started but NSW is yet to start applications for this. There is presently a delay in the program starting in NSW. Shortly, we will publish when NSW starts accepting applications.

More Offshore Candidates are Waiting Eagerly

Migration experts say that offshore candidates are actively waiting for NSW to kick-start the subclass 491 visa program.

Unlike before, those who live in the state of Victoria or other parts will not be suitable for this program. N.S.W has limited this program to those working or studying and living in regional N.S.W and offshore candidates. Experts believe that the program has been postponed due to changes in structure.

Previously the subclass 489 visas were managed by regional certifying bodies in N.S.W. Now, the subclass 491 visa program will be controlled entirely by the N.S.W government, with applications to be delivered directly to N.S.W Treasury. The delay may be due to they are operating on building this process.

New Subclass 491 Visa

The new Skilled Work (Provisional) Regional (subclass 491) visa will permit eligible skilled workers along with their family members to live, study and work in selected Australian regional areas for a tenure of 5 years. Visa holders will be qualified to apply for an Australia PR visa after 3 years.

Aspirants for this visa need to be nominated by an Australian territory or state government; (or) sponsored by a suitable family member living in a selected regional area and then they need to be invited to appeal for the visa.

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