Skilled Visa Subclass 489 Australia (Regional)

Skilled Visa Subclass 489 Australia (Regional)

Skilled Visa Subclass 489 Australia (Regional)

Visa 489 or the Skilled Regional visa(Subclass 489) enables the skilled workers from overseas to work in a regional area of Australia for up to four years. Victorian Government offers the nomination for this visa to the eligible and highly skilled professionals who wish to live and work in the specified regional area of Australia. This Visa provides a pathway for permanent residency in Australia.

Individuals who get sponsored by their Australian relatives, state government or a territory agency to visit Australia can also apply for this 489 Visa Australia. Interested candidates must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for invited pathway and apply for a Skilled Regional (Provisional) Renewal (Subclass 489) Visa for extended pathway.

An individual can apply for the 489 Visa Australia if the mentioned below is applicable to them:

  • Possess 60 points on the points table
  • Is proficient in English language
  • Be invited by an Australian government agency or an eligible relative (Invited pathway)
  • Possess work offer from relevant field
  • Pass a suitable skills evaluation for your area of work
  • Be under 45 years of age at the time of invitation

The Subclass Visa 489 offers all the benefits of Australian temporary residence for you and your family:

  • Work and live in Australia for up to four years
  • Opportunity to study in Australia
  • Opportunity to apply for Australian permanent residence
  • Sponsor family members for permanent residence
  • Travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want while visa is valid
  • Opportunity to include your partner and child or step-child (of yours or your partner) in your application.
  • Family members who are granted this 489 visa have the same rights and can do the same things as you.

The Subclass 489 visa has some general eligibility criteria for all applicants, and to obtain the visa they must fulfill them:

  • They must satisfy all the aspects of subsequent health requirements.
  • Must pass theset character requirements
  • Must not have any debtstowards Australian government and must repay if any
  • You may not be eligible if you had a visa rejection previously while you were in Australia.

General FAQ’s of Skilled Regional 489 Visa

How much will be the cost of this visa?
This visa application costs around AUD 3,755

How long does this visa takes to come through?

  • You are eligible to apply for a permanent visa if you have resided in a regional location of Australia for 2 years.
  • You also have to have employment for 12 months in any regional area of Australia.
  • You can also be self-employed for a period of 12 months in any regional state of Australia.

How do I apply for a Skilled Regional Visa?
There is a 3-point visa application process for 489Visa:

  • The 1st Step
    Firstly, the Department of Home Affairs has to judge you on your skill set and define the area you can work in.
  • The 2nd Step
    Once you have been approved, you have to make an application of interest through their Skill Select option.
  • The 3rd Step
    The final step will involve you applying finally after the state sends you an Invitation to Apply. This is the last step after which you will have to wait for the visa to be granted to you.

Provided information should not be taken as exhaustive, additional requirements for the visa do apply. Visa requirements may differ as per individual circumstances. For your eligibility assessment visit one of our qualified professionals.

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