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How to apply for Skilled Regional (Provisional) Australia 489 Visa ?

Australia 489 visa is a temporary visa for those applicants who are in demand in the regional territories of Australia.

The visa is valid for 4 years. During this period, you are allowed to live and work in that region/territory.

In order to apply for this visa, you need to comply with these mandatory requirements:

  • Must obtain a sponsorship from a particular region
  • Your Job profile must be mentioned in the relevant occupation list
  • Must live and work in the sponsoring region for at least 2 years
  • Must score at least 60 points out of 100 on your Australia immigration point assessment grid
  • Must be holding a relevant work experience as required by the region
  • Must be younger than 50 years of age
  • Must be having required level of English proficiency

Application for 489 visa can be filled by following the below mentioned steps:

Step 1:

In DIBP’s Skillselect, take the first step to submit an online EOI (Expression of Interest). Before submitting, make sure to comply with DIBP 489 laid down criteria.

Step 2:

Apply at every possible place (state, territory, relative sponsorship, etc.) for nomination. You cannot be granted immigration via 489 without a nomination from either state/territory or a relative living in Australia. Make sure to comply with participating Regional Development Australia’s 489 nomination criteria.

Wait for the nomination till granted and after sanction, move to the next step.

Step 3:

After getting a positive skill assessment, you can apply for the visa.

Step 4:

DIBP will issue you an Invitation To Apply (ITA), after which you need to submit relevant documents to them. You also need to submit a declared commitment to live and work in that particular region which has nominated you. The maximum time to do away with this is 60 days.

These are the general guidelines and procedure for Australia Visa Subclass 489. To get a detailed view in this regard, we suggest you to contact our panel of experts and avail a FREE first consultation over phone.

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