Overview of Australia Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa

Do you want to migrate to a particular region in Australia? You can do that with Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa. It is one of the skilled immigration programs in Australia, which enables successful applicants to work, live and study in designated regional areas of the country.

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AU 491 visa is designed for skilled workers who want to reside and work in a designated area in Australia. Most locations in Australia outside major cities (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane), like Perth and Gold Coast, are classed as designated regional areas for migration purposes. This state-nominated provisional visa for skilled migrants allows you and your families to work and live in an Australian region for up to five years. Holders of this visa can apply for PR after three years. State nomination helps you to get additional points to help you qualify for a Visa subclass 491 under the Department of Home Affairs points test.

Main Features of Visa Subclass 491

It is a temporary visa for which the candidate must be nominated by a territorial government agency in Australia or sponsored by a family member residing in a designated area and fulfilling the eligibility requirements.

The candidate must receive an invitation to apply for this visa after submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) in the listed skillset according to the region. Visa Subclass 491 can act as the pathway to apply for Subclass 191 permanent residence.

Refrain from withdrawing your nomination, or you can’t be granted the visa.

Once you receive the 491 visa, you can enjoy the following privileges:

  • Stay in Australia for five years
  • Study, live, and work in a nominated regional area of Australia
  • Travel to and from Australia until the visa is valid
  • Apply for permanent residence in Australia if eligible through the Skilled Regional subclass 191 visa.

Get Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa – Subsequent entrant for family members who can stay until your family member’s visa ends.

So do you fit the bill and want to apply for Subclass 491 Provisional Visa? Get help from our MARA-Certified immigration consultants in Oman. We will guide you through the entire application process.

Eligibility Criteria for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa from Oman

To become an eligible applicant for a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa from Oman, you must fulfil the following general requirements:

  • Your job category must be relevant to eligible skilled occupations in the region
  • Get an invitation to apply, nomination by a state or territorial government agency or sponsored by an eligible relative
  • Perform the skill assessment through an authorised authority.
  • Required proficiency in the English language
  • Must be aged 18-45 years
  • A minimum score of 65 points is mandatory
  • Positive health and character certificate
  • No debt to the Australian government and no visa cancellation or refusal record
  • Commitment and willingness to stay in Australia for long

Sponsorship by an eligible relative

  • 18 years old or more, and usually living in a specific region of Australia
  • Should be an Australian permanent resident, an Australian citizen, or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Be your or your partner’s eligible relative

An eligible relative can be a parent, children or step-children, brother and sister, adoptive brother and adoptive sister, step-brother and step-sister, an uncle, aunt, adoptive uncle, adoptive aunt, step-uncle or step-aunt, a niece, nephew, adoptive niece, adoptive nephew, step-niece or step-nephew, a grandparent, or a first cousin.

To check your eligibility to apply for a 491 family sponsored visa, get in touch with our Best Australian immigration consultants in Oman. We will assist you in making the application process easy and help you succeed in your immigration plans.

Documents Required to Apply for Australia Visa Subclass 491

To submit the Expression of Interest for a specified province, a candidate needs the following documents when applying for skilled Australian immigration under Subclass 491.

  • A valid copy of the Passport
  • Police clearance certificate
  • IELTS Language competency test results
  • Relationship status certificate and other details
  • Other general documents required are as follows:
  • Skill assessment documents
  • Birth certificate
  • Financial stability proof
  • Physical and mental health condition certificate
  • Australian work experience
  • Details of the sponsor
  • Partner documents and any other members of the family

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Application Process for Skilled Work Regional Provisional Visa?

The application process for Australia 491 visa consists of the following steps:

  • Check your eligibility for subclass 491 and arrange all the required documents with guidance from our best Australian immigration consultants in Oman.
  • Show Expression of Interest (EOI) Skill Select to Australia’s Department of Home Affairs.
  • The EOI is stored in SkillSelect and valid for two years. You can examine your EOI and update information at any time.
  • If you score more than 65 on SkillSelect, the territorial government agencies can nominate you depending on your occupation, and you will receive an Invitation to Apply.
  • After the nomination certificate, you can submit your visa to the Australian Government containing all the necessary documents.
  • Your visa will be granted, and it will be valid for five years. After residing for three years in Australia, you can apply for permanent residency.

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Applying for AU 491 visa can be taxing and time-consuming, and a minor error can derail your immigration plans. You will receive professional support from our registered immigration agents to proceed with your skilled immigration and visa application. DM consultant Oman is here to help you in the entire application process! Our services include:

  • FREE eligibility check
  • FREE IELTS preparation with certified trainers
  • Assistance in filling out the visa application form
  • FREE counselling sessions to figure out the best immigration program for you

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Frequently Asked Questions on Visa Subclass 491

Subclass 491 allows you to work and live in Australia for five years. To begin with, the application process, schedule a FREE Consultation with DM Immigration consultants in Oman. Satisfy the following requirements:
  • Be nominated by a state or territorial government agency, or an eligible relative must sponsor you.
  • Have relevant job skills on an appropriate skilled occupation list.
  • Relevant Skills assessment
  • Be invited to apply.
  • Satisfy the points test.
Only apply for the visa if you can score the required points and satisfy other eligibility criteria. The Expression of Interest gets cancelled if an invitation to apply is issued. However, you can later update your application once the 60-day invitation is expired.
You can't extend the 491 visas. You must apply for another subclass visa (191) to stay more than five years from the visa issue date. The visa holders must work, live and study in designated areas of Australia. If your nomination gets withdrawn, you will not get a visa grant.
A Skilled Regional Provisional Visa is the pathway to applying for an Australia Permanent Resident Visa. If you stay inside the country for three years, you can be eligible to apply for Permanent Residence in Australia through a Skilled Regional subclass 191 visa.
In some circumstances, skilled people over 45 can migrate to Australia. Applicants must score at least 65 points to receive an Invitation to Apply. Scoring more points will strengthen your profile and increase your chances of getting an Australian PR. Our experienced migration team enjoys a complete success rate with skills assessments and Skilled Regional visa / Subclass 491 visa applications.
Your family members who don't apply for subclass 491 visa with you can apply to join you in Australia later as subsequent entrants. To be eligible, you must be one of the members of the family unit of a subclass 491 visa holder. With this visa, you can:
  • stay in Australia while the visa is valid
  • live, work and study in a particular region of Australia
  • travel freely to and from Australia while the visa is valid
You can contact our expert counsellors to discuss the best options for you to study or work in regional Australia and explore permanent residency pathways. In our FREE consultation, you will find out the following:
  • Course entry requirements and application processes
  • Work experience according to specific requirements
  • Permanent residency pathways for regional areas
  • Gain an extra year on a post-study work visa with a regional study

Application Process

Check Your Score

To qualify for this visa, the applicant must be applying under a job category that is listed on the skilled occupation list. The applicant must have a score of 65 or more.

Lodge an EOI

The applicant must submit an Expression of Interest.

Receive Your Invitation

The Australian immigration authorities shall review your case and provide an invitation.

Submission of Visa Application

Upon receiving an invitation, a formal visa application will need to be submitted within 60 days.

Migrate to Australia

If your application is successful, DM Consultant shall provide you with all the necessary help to migrate to Australia from Oman.

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