Skilled Work Regional – Provisional (Subclass 491)
The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 491) is a type of General Skilled Migration visa that allows skilled workers to live and work in regional areas of Australia for up to five years. This visa is designed to address skill shortages in regional areas of Australia and encourage migrants to settle in these areas.
To be eligible for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 491), you must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the SkillSelect program and be invited to apply for the visa. You must also be sponsored by a relative or nominated by a state or territory government agency in Australia.
You must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for your occupation and score enough points on the points-based assessment system. You must also be under 45 years of age, have good English language skills, and meet health and character requirements.
If your application is successful, you will be granted a provisional visa that allows you to live and work in regional areas of Australia for up to five years. After three years, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency through the Skilled Regional Visa (subclass 191) if you meet certain requirements.
It is important to note that the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 491) is subject to quotas and availability, and the nomination process is competitive. It is recommended that you seek the advice of a registered migration agent to determine your eligibility and improve your chances of successfully obtaining this visa.