Skilled Regional (Provincial) visa – Subclass 489

The Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) is intended for the skilled workers who wish to live and work in Australia. It permits you to continue your job in the low-population or regional metropolitan areas of the country. To attain this type of visa, there are three pathways namely the extended stay pathway, the invited pathway and the subsequent entry pathway. One must fulfill the requirements and formalities of any one of these pathways in order to get into the country.

  • The applicant should have an invitation to apply
  • Must hold a subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496 visa (Extend stay pathway)
  • Should be nominated by the territory government or any relative
  • Must attain 65 points or more
  • Must be below 45 years of age
  • A competent English level is required
  • Must hold a relevant occupation and suitable skills assessment

The visa subclass 489 allows you and your family to reside in Australia for 4 years. After attaining this visa, you can live, work and study in a specific territory or a state of this nation. You will not be restricted to move in and out of the country. It will give you a liberty to travel to and from the country for unlimited number of times until the visa is valid. With this, the visa holders can also apply for the permanent residency after getting eligible for Skilled-Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887). Note that, the selected applicants must comply with the laws of Australia and other conditions mentioned in Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).

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