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Australia 491 visa Family Sponsored Expression Of Interest (EOIs) Waiting for An Invite

Posted on: Tue, Mar 31 2020

Australia 491 visa Family Sponsored Expression Of Interest (EOIs) Waiting for An Invite

Australia 491 Visa under Family sponsored category has faced with two major issues. The parameters of selecting an occupation on MLTSSL not being a pro rata occupation and an eligible relative to sponsor who are living outside Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane leave too little Expression of Interest in order to sustain the program. The second issue is that most of issued invites are not being received by candidates instead people are patiently waiting for further invite for Visa category 189 or 190.

It must be remember that if skilled applicants are granted a 491 visa, they cannot be granted for other Australia skilled PR visa for 3 years.

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Also, it is to be remembered that DHA has policy to allow only pro rata occupations to be given in each round if all the invites for these pro rata occupations have not been used under 189 visa invites. So, sometimes applicants may have chance with lower scoring points to apply under pro rata occupations. Though, only non pro rata occupations should get an invite under 491- Family Sponsored in each round.

There are not simply sufficient eligible EOIs to make recent narrow selection process to produce enough 491- Family Sponsored program. DHA invites around 50 invitations in February and 300 in March. The table given below shows current Expression of Interest (EOIs), waiting for an Invite.

Points

(Including 15 sponsor points)

Total EOIs submitted

Pro Rata Occupation

Non Pro Rata Occupation

100

136

134

2

95

178

176

2

90

147

138

9

85

243

190

53

80

284

130

154

75

177

83

94

70

130

70

60

65

51

19

32

Total

1346

940

406

 From the above table, it can be seen that there are only 406 eligible EOIs under Non Pro rata occupations in whole of Australia. DHA is surely going to invite more Pro Rata Occupations under 491 visa- Family sponsored especially for profession of Accountants, Auditors as well as under Engineering. It also expands the program in order to include some NONE- MLTSSL occupations.For further information in this regard or other Australia visa services, get in touch with Aptech Global. Once you fill the online assessment form, one of our Australia immigration consultants will soon contact and reach you.  

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