With NSW now being the most popular location for foreign nationals, Subclass 491 is a blessing! Immigrants are welcomed with open arms into NSW's stunning landscapes. With the help of this Visa, you can now stay, study and work in designated regional areas for a period of 5 years.
The new skilled work regional 491 visa (Subclass 491 Visa) is a provisional visa that allows all skilled workers and their families to live, study, and work in designated areas of Australia. This visa is having 5-year validity.
The candidate must be either state-nominated or sponsored by an eligible family member who is an NSW permanent resident.
To be eligible for NSW nomination, you need to meet the following fundamental requirements:
Visa: You must meet all Home Affairs requirements for this visa subclass.
Skills: Be adept in the following occupations:
Residency: You must be currently resident in NSW or offshore and have been doing so for at least three months.
Work Experience and Point Score: You must have the required amount of skilled work experience and point total for your unit group.
There are two ways to get a Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) in NSW:
Pathway 1 – Apply to an RDA office directly
To apply through this route, you must:
Pathway 2 – Invited by Investment NSW
To be considered for this pathway, you must:
Common causes for application rejection include an applicant's:
Ineligible to claim all the points in their EOI
It is the EOI owner's obligation to ensure that they can produce evidence for all of the claims in their SkillSelect EOI. The following are common reasons for being denied for this:
Failure to meet the residence requirement
You must reside in NSW or offshore and have done so for at least three months.
If your skills evaluation showed a date when you were deemed proficient in your occupation, you could not claim points for skilled work before that date. This is especially true for ACS and most VETASSESS tests.
You cannot claim points for skilled employment before completing your qualification if your assessment does not include this date.
We strongly advise you to validate that you are entitled to claim all of the points in your SkillSelect EOI and that you have only claimed eligible skilled employment to guarantee you are qualified to accept your NSW invitation.
If you have claimed points incorrectly, you will not be able to accept an invitation to NSW if you are invited. No exceptions exist under any circumstances.
For potential skilled migrants, NSW nomination for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) is merely one of several visa options.
Home Affairs provides a variety of visas, including both temporary and permanent employer-nominated visas. You may also want to consult with a registered migration agent.
For more information and expert guidance on this matter, please contact our immigration consultants today at 8595338595 or mail at [email protected].