Subclass 491 is a provisional visa which lets the skilled workers live and work in regional Australia for a period of five years. Subclass 491 has an option to apply for the permanent residency in the future.

How to apply for this visa?

Subclass 491 is a point-tested visa for which the applicant need a score of 65 points. The points can be claimed for skills, experience, English skills, age, partner skills, and so on.

Apart from the points scored, the applicant’s occupation must be nominated by the state or territory, or the applicant must be sponsored by an eligible relative.

What are the basic requirements to apply for this visa?

To apply for this visa subclass, the primary criteria is for the applicant to be below 45 years of age and have a total minimum score of 65 points. Apart from these criteria,  the applicant needs to have a positive skill assessment from the relevant skill assessment body.

Does each regional area have a separate occupation list?

Each regional area has a separate occupation list and has a set of conditions that need to be satisfied. For more details, or to calculate your current scores, we would recommend you to contact us.



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