From 16 November 2019, Sub class 489 and 187 visas will be closed to new applicants and a new 491 visa will take its place. This new visa will be classified as a GSM (General Skilled Migration) visa. They have a lot of similarities. Subclass 491 is a provisional visa. It is for skilled workers who want to live and work in regional Australia.
Under Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass-491 visa applicant will be able to live, work and study in designated regional areas of Australia for 5 years with their family.
Visa holders will be eligible to apply for a Permanent Residence visa after three years. This visa will be accessible for more people; with over 500 new occupations eligible under the new 491 visa (Check the Occupation list of Subclass 491 ). Moreover, the definition of regional Australia will be simplified and broadened to include all areas of Australia except the metropolitan areas of; Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth. The notable changes here is that Newcastle, Wollongong and the NSW Central Coast will be classified as regional.
|Number of dependents||Australian dollars (A$)|
|6 or more||$80,000|
As we all know that immigrating to any country is not an easy task and the applicant has to meet the eligibility criteria decided by the country so to apply for Australia subclass 491 also applicant need to evaluate his profile. So before submitting an EOI for Australia Skill select, applicant need to calculate his points for Australia visa and the minimum points require is 65 points.
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