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Skilled Work Regional Visa Subclass 491 - Financial Year Update for the year 2020-2021

Posted on: Tue, Dec 15 2020

Skilled Work Regional Visa Subclass 491 - Financial Year Update for the year 2020-2021

Subclass 491 is a skilled work regional (provisional) visa which allows the immigration candidates to work and get settled in the designated regional areas of Australia. It is a point-tested temporary visa which allows the candidates to get settled for a period of 5 years and moreover, paves the way to become permanent residents of Australia. The Morrison Government has made a financial year update for the year 2020-2021 stating that the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Offices will commence assisting NSW (New South Wales) Treasury managing applications for the subclass 491 visa in early February 2021 once the additional allocation has been confirmed.

Under this new arrangement, each RDA will be responsible for settling their skilled and eligible occupations on their own for nomination, accepting and assessing nominated occupations. The further information for nomination by taking the pathway of participating RDA’s including a list of eligible skilled occupations will be available on respective websites.

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On the other hand the nomination criteria for the skilled work regional subclass 491 in NSW will remain consistent across all regions. Well, as you all know that due to the ongoing pandemic, the processing time of visa categories has been increased. So, it’s advisable that you must meet the entire eligibility criteria so that things go in the right direction.

Have a look at the criteria in any one of the three following streams if you want to become eligible for NSW nomination.

  • Living and Working outside regional NSW
  • Living and Working inside regional NSW
  • Completed a course of study in regional NSW recently

Also, the above streams have further conditions that you need to meet if you want a nomination from NSW without any hassle. Good Luck!

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