Australia is the top destination for foreign nationals today, and one of the main programs that help them settle in the country is the Subclass 491 visa. Immigrants are being welcomed to Australia’s beautiful landscapes with open arms, and with this visa, you can work, settle, and become a resident of Australia for 5 years.
The Subclass 491 Visa, which is a provisional visa that permits skilled workers to live and work in designated areas of Australia, is valid for five years. It is granted to state-nominated or sponsored applicants by their family members who are permanent residents in Australia.
To qualify for a Subclass 491 visa, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
To be eligible for the application process, you must score at least 65 points. The higher your total score, the more likely you are to get an invitation.
For immigration to Australia, you need to earn 65 points on the Australian Points Test system. The scores are dependent on the given below factors:
|Age (lesser than 45 years)||30|
|Work Experience in your home country as well as Abroad.||15 (Outside Australia)|
|IELTS Certificate showing proficiency in English||20|
Other than these factors, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has made some changes to skilled migration points, which will likely affect Visa Subclass 491.
The following changes have been made to the point system:
State nominations are ranked according to the points system, with the following order of priority:
You must provide the supporting documents included in your EOI.
For applicants between the ages of 18 and 23, you must provide these documents:
Applicants who are physically impaired or cognitively challenged and dependent on their parent’s financial support are above the age of 23.
There is a requirement for the following:
These are the documents you need to provide in order to substantiate your claims on EOI:
If you are sponsored, your sponsor should provide:
The Skilled Regional Work Visa subclass 491 has an application fee of AUD 4115 for the primary applicant. Each eligible family member incurs a separate cost.
Here is a breakdown of the costs involved in applying for a visa:
|Primary Applicant||Subclass 491||4115|
|Reliant 18 years and above||Subclass 491||2055|
|Reliant 18 years and Below||Subclass 491||1030|
|For Each Applicant and Dependent|
|Police Clearance Certificate||Depends|
It is impossible to specify a time for processing visa applications. However, immigration officials tend to prioritize cases filed in their own regions.
To apply for subclass 491 of the Skilled Occupation List visa, you must first check if your occupation is on the list. Then, you will need to collect the necessary documents and have your skill assessed by an approved body before applying for your visa.
Let’s glide through the whole process one step at a time:
The Skilled Regional visa entitles holders to remain in Australia for a period of five years, with no extension given. However, after the third year of holding this visa, if you would like to continue living there, you can apply for a permanent residence visa after three years of fulfilling the necessary conditions.
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