The Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa is a 4-year provisional visa which requires holders to live and work in a regional area to obtain permanent residence. To qualify, you need to be sponsored by either a relative living in a designated area or a State or Territory Government.
However, you must choose an occupation from the relevant occupation list and also need to get the sponsorship from that particular state or territory in Australia, which you have chosen to apply.
This visa provides a pathway to permanent residence. If you hold this visa and live for at least two years and work for at least one year in a specified region.
Benefits of 489 subclass visa:
A candidate has to be eligible in order to apply under this subclass and the requirements are:
The process works on the following steps:
Step 1: Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in DIBP's SkillSelect. Ensure that you meet DIBP 489 visa criteria.
Step 2: Apply to the relevant place for nomination and wait for the outcome. Ensure that you meet the participating Regional Development Australia’s (RDA) 489 nomination criteria.
Step 3: Once you have received a positive skills assessment, you will need to submit an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect. You can do this in or outside Australia, apply for the visa to DIBP.
Step 4: Once you have been issued an Invitation To Apply (ITA), you can continue to the DIBP stage of the application. Move to your nominating region and commence your commitment to live and work in the region. You will have 60 days to do this. Your application will require that you submit several documents. To apply, you will follow the instructions on your letter of invitation.
The following table will guide you about the language requirement:
|English Language proficiency level||Test component||IELTS||TOEFL iBT||PTE Academic||Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)*||OTE|
|Functional||Average/total/overall across test components only||4.5||32||30||147||n/a|
|Proficient(for points tested Skilled visas)||Listening||7.0||24||65||185||B|
|Superior(for points tested Skilled visas)||Listening||8.0||28||79||200||A|
Processing time becomes applicable from the date your application is lodged. The processing time depends on the number of application received for skilled immigration. However, Australia is one of the top ideal destinations for immigrants from around the world which receives numerous applications for immigration.
Aptech Global visa processing time:
You must score at least 60 /100 points against points test factors to be eligible to be invited to apply for this visa. If you are invited to apply, you must achieve at least the score specified in your letter of invitation.
The following point tables will show you those factors in which a candidate has to score at least minimum 60.
|18 to 24||25|
|25 to 33||30|
|33 to 39||25|
|40 to 44||15|
|45 to 49||0|
|Language Proficiency||Points Awarded|
|Superior English- IELTS 8 or more||20|
|Proficient English- IELTS 7 or more||10|
|Competent English- IELTS 6 or more||0|
|Work Experience||Points Awarded|
|At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years)||15|
|At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years)||10|
|At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years)||5|
|Work Experience||Points Awarded|
|At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years)||20|
|At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years)||15|
|At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years)||10|
|At least one but less than three years (of past 10 years)||5|
|Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other recognised standard||20|
|At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honours or Masters, from an Australian recognised Standards||15|
|Diploma completed in Australia, trade qualification completed in Australia, or qualification or award of recognised standard||10|
|Credentialed community language qualifications||5|
|Study in regional Australia or metropolitan area (excluding distance education)||5|
|Partner skill qualifications||5|
|Professional Year completion, for a period of at least 12 months in the four year||5|
|Nomination by State or Territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member, from Australia (visa subclass 489 only)||10|
The cost of visas changes from time to time. The cost of your visa is dependent on the date we receive your application. If there is a price increase between the date you lodge your application and the date we receive your application, you will need to pay the new application charge.
The visa application charge is the amount of money in Australian dollars (AUD) that must be paid for a visa application. In some cases the visa application charge is nil.
The Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa is a 4-year provisional visa which requires holders to live and work in a regional area to obtain permanent residence. To qualify, you need be sponsored by either a relative living in a designated area or a State or Territory Government.
In order to be eligible for visa subclass 489 a candidate must:
Skilled Occupation List (SOL) provides the list of opportunities available in Australia for people who are on Skilled Migration to Australia; the applicant has to nominate an occupation that matches with the skills, work experience and qualifications.
An Expression of Interest (EOI) is a method of showing your interest in applying for a skilled visa to migrate to Australia. It is an online form in Skill Select which asks a series of questions about your skills depending on the visa subclass you select.
To apply, you will first need to ensure that you meet all the requirements and then complete the Skilled Regional (Provisional) Renewal (subclass 489) visa application. The requirements for extended stay are:
You can apply for a Subclass 489 visa if you are sponsored by a relative living in a Designated Area. The relative must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen. The following relatives can sponsor for the Subclass 489 visa:
Yes, spouse, partner, dependent children and other dependant family members can be included in the application. The secondary applicants should meet the other relevant criteria set along health, character and English language requirement.
Once you are invited to apply for a skilled visa, you must lodge your application within 60 days, otherwise the invitation lapses. Accordingly, it is very important that you have all required documentation prepared to lodge as soon as possible after receiving the invitation.
No, it is not required to remain your spouse in the country residence for the process to complete..
You may be nominated for any of the following regions in Australia:
State or Territory — Designated Areas.
Aptech Global Immigration Services Pvt. Ltd. is a premium and registered Immigration Consultant Company in Delhi. We offer advisory services on immigration options. We are not a part of any government and department of immigration.