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Australia Held Its Latest Round Of Invitations On January 15, 2021

The Australian Government held its latest round of invitations on January 15, 2021 and issued invitations to the candidates who submitted their application under the skilled nominated visa subclass 190 and skilled work regional (provisional) visa subclass 491.

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Have a look at the table mentioned-below to gain a clear understanding about the latest round of invitations issued on January 15, 2021.

Invitations issued for State Nominated Migration Program as on January 15, 2021

Intending Visa Subclass

SNMP (General Stream)

SNMP Graduate Stream (for higher graduation candidates)

SNMP Graduate Stream (Vocational Education and Training Graduates – VET)

Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190




Skilled work regional (provisional) visa subclass 491




 The cut-off score in the latest invitation round conducted by Australia has not been released yet. So, don’t worry as you will receive an email regarding your invitation from the DHA (Department of Home Affairs).

What is the 189 visa and 491 visas all about?

The 189 visa is the skilled nominated visa which allows the immigrants to get settled in Australia on a permanent basis. For this, a candidate is required to receive a nomination from an Australian state or territory. Also, apart from receiving the nomination from the states, there are certain eligibility requirements that a client needs to fulfill!

On the other hand, the 491 visa is a provisional visa which allows the immigrants to reside and stay in the designated regional areas of Australia for a period of 5 years. The potential candidates who want to receive an invitation to live and work in the designated regional areas of Australia need to have either a nomination from an Australian state or a sponsorship from an eligible family member living in Australia either as a permanent resident or Australian citizen.

Both the visa subclasses are not permanent residency visas, a 190 visa is a permanent one, however, a 491 visa is a temporary one. The main thing about the 491 visa is that it can be converted into Australian PR if you complete the 5 year period in the designated regional areas of Australia. Good Luck!


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