SKILLED VISA Australia
Skilled Independent Subclass 189
Skilled Work Regional Visa Subclass 491
Skilled State Nominated Subclass 190
Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Subclass 191
Skilled Recognised Graduate Subclass 476
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Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189
The Skilled Independent Visa is a Points tested visa targeting occupations in short supply within Australia. You will need a skills assessment and enough points to get an invitation before making your application.
An application for the skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 is a Permanent Resident Visa Australia application.
Skilled Work Regional Visa Subclass 491
Effective from 16 November 2019, the new Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visa is designed to allow eligible skilled workers and their families to live, work and study in designated regional areas of Australia for 5 years.
The visa provides a pathway to Permanent Residence after three years.
Applicants for this visa must be:
nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency, or
sponsored by an eligible family member residing in a designated regional
An invitation through Skill Select will be required to make application for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visa.
The Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa is a skilled and a points tested visa . It has a 45 year age limit and requires a positive skills assessment.
Holders of the new Skilled Work Regional Visa subclass 491 will be unable to apply for most other skills based visas in Australia unless they have completed at least three years in a designated regional area, unless exceptional circumstances exist.
Skilled State Sponsored Visa Subclass 190
One of our favorite Permanent Visas.
You will need to be qualified and skilled in an occupation that is "in demand" within an Australian State or Territory, have a skills assessment and meet or exceed the relevant points threshold for that occupation.
These attributes will generally get you an invitation to apply for a Permanent Australian Visa. There is also a temporary version of this visa with a pathway to PR.
An application for the Skilled State Sponsored Visa Subclass 190 is a Permanent Resident Visa Australia application.
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Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa Subclass 191
The Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa is designed to provide a permanent pathway for Skilled Work Regional Subclass 491 Visa holders.
As the Skilled Work Regional Visa Subclass 491 came into effect on 16 November 2019, the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Subclass 191 visa will start accepting applications from November 2022.
Requirements for the grant of the subclass 191 visa include:
held a Regional visa subclass 491 or 494 at the time of application for at least 3 years;
have earned a specified minimum income whilst holding a regional provisional visa; and
have complied with the conditions imposed to ensure that visa holders live, work and study only in regional areas (condition 8579)
Regional areas include Perth, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Lake Macquarie, Illawarra, Geelong, Newcastle, Wollongong, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra.
Similar to the Graduate Visa, only for Engineers.
You must have obtained your specified Engineering qualification (Bachelor Degree or higher) within the last 24 months from a Recognised institution.
You must be no older than 31 years of age and not have applied or hold the Skilled Recognised Visa or Temporary Graduate Visa subclass 485 (unless you were a dependent family member).
Health and character requirements apply.
SKILLED Visa Australia
Australian Skilled Visa seeks to match highly skilled workers with occupations experiencing skill shortages.
Increasingly, the Australian government is seeking to place skilled migrants in Regional areas of Australia so local economies can benefit, and visa holders are positioned where jobs can be found. Additionally, this is intended to remove pressure on infrastructure in the metropolitan areas.
Eligibility requirements for the skilled visa generally mean that you must be qualified in the occupation, hold a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience and have a good grasp of the English language.
Your Skilled visa choice will have significant consequences on where you’re able to live and work and the nature of your residency or Australian PR.
Please touch base to discuss how we can assist you in applying for a Skilled Visa that best suites your circumstances.