Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491 | Bansal Immigration

This is a visa for skilled nominated by a state or territory government to dwell and do job in regional Australia.

Basic Eligibility Criteria: – 

  1. Applicant needs to be invited to apply for this visa
  2. Applicant must be nominated to apply by a state or territory government agency, or must be sponsored by an eligible relative
  3. Applicant must satisfy the points test
  4. You need to have an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
  5. You must have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa- Main Applicant

It is a provisional visa and is for skilled workers who want to reside and do job in regional Australia.

This visa permits you: –

  • Reside in Australia for 5 years from the date of grant of the visa
  • Dwell, do job and entitled to enroll in a study course in a designated regional area of Australia
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want, while the visa is valid
  • If eligible, apply for permanent residence, through (Subclass 191) (Skilled Regional )Visa which commences on 16 November 2022.

Eligibility Criteria: – 

  1. Applicant needs to be invited to apply for this visa
  2. Applicant must be nominated to apply by a state or territory government agency, or must be sponsored by an eligible relative
  3. Obligations: You and your family members must obey all Australian laws.
  4. Applicant must satisfy the points test. You must be able to score 65 points or more.
  5. You need to have an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
  6. You must have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation: for that you will need to provide a copy of this skills assessment with your application
  7. Applicant must meet the Health and Character needs.
  8. Family members, applying for the visa must qualify health and character requirements of Australian Government.
  9. Family members, even if not migrating to Australia, might also have to qualify health and character requirements.
  10. Australian Values Statement: – You must sign the Australian values statement, which assures that you will abide by all Australian laws and will respect their way of living.
  11. Have paid Outstanding debt (if any) to the Australian Government: –If applicant or any family member of the applicant owe any debt to the Australian Government, it must be paid back

Not be eligible: – In case of Previous Cancelled Visa.

Duration of Stay: –

  • This is a temporary visa.
  • Applicant can stay in Australia for 5 years from the date of grant of visa.
  • You can’t stay in Australia longer by extending this visa. 

Family: –

  •  Family members can be added in application too
  • Family members can be included at the time of submission of your application
  • Family members, applying for the visa must qualify health and character requirements of Australian Government.
  • If the applicant’s partner or dependent children are not included in this application, he/she needs to give the reason.
  • Family members, even if not migrating to Australia, might also have to qualify health and character requirements.
  • Dependent child must be added after submission of application but before decision is made.

Cost: –

  • For main Applicant the visa cost is AUD4,045.
  • Additional charges are there for other family applicants applying.
  • Also, application can’t be processed if correct visa application charges are not paid.
  • Family members having age 18 years or above need to pay Second Installment, those who:
  • Applies with the applicant for this visa.
  • Has less than Functional English.
  • Second installment cost is AUD4,890.
  • Pay the second installment only when asked to. It is charged only if visa is going to be granted.
  • Other costs include are those of health checks, police certificates and biometrics.

Places to Apply From: –

  • You must be inside or outside Australia when you apply and during the decision of the visa, but not in immigration clearance.
  • If you apply in Australia, you must hold:
  • a substantive visa or
  • a Subclass 010 Bridging A visa,
  • a Subclass 020 Bridging B visa or
  • a Subclass 030 Bridging C visa,
  • otherwise your application will not be valid.

Processing time

There are no standard processing times available for this pathway

  1. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Processing time depends on individual situations as well.
  3. Also, application can’t be processed if correct visa application charges are not paid.

Factors that can affect the processing time of your application include:

  • whether you have given a complete application, including all the supporting documents
  • how speedily you respond when we ask for more information or documents
  • the time it takes to check the information you have provided.
  • the time it takes for information from other agencies, usually for character and national security requirements
  • Applications might take a longer time to process
  • If not filled correctly.
  • All documents are not provided.
  • It takes time by us for verification of your information

Visa Label: – Your visa will be digitally linked to your passport so you won’t get label in your passport.

Conditions for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa- Main Applicant

  • 8515- Not marry or enter into a de facto relationship before entering into Australia, otherwise applicant’s visa might get cancelled.
  • 8578-Need to notify if applicant’s passport or contact detail changes.
  • 8579-Dwell, study and work in a designated regional area.
  • 8580-Give evidence of applicant’s live, study or address of working place if requested.
  • 8581-Attend an interview if asked in a letter.

Book an Appointment: –

  • We at BANSAL Immigration consultants offer the much needed help so as to convince the Australian Immigration authorities about your actual intention to stay and work in Australia.
  • We do everything possible to present you as a true candidate and that you will adhere to all rules and commitments during your stay in Australia.
  •  Also, we will assure that your interview round goes well, which is yet another growing step to get this Subclass visa in Australia.

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