A new points-tested visa to assist regional Australia, for applicants with an eligible skilled occupation, nominated by a state or territory government agency or sponsored by an eligible family member residing in a designated regional area. Designated regional areas are all of Australia except for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane. This visa is a replacement arrangement for visa subclass 489 with few changes.
Commenced on 16 November 2019 and allows eligible skilled workers and their families to live, work and study in designated regional areas of Australia for 5 years.
Visa holders will be eligible to apply for a Permanent Residence visa 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 area and be invited to apply for the visa, following submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) in Skill Select.
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Holders of this visa are eligible to apply for a subclass 191 – Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa if:
Intending migrants must submit an expression of interest (EOI) through Skill Select. An EOI is not a visa application and is valid for two years. An invitation to apply for a visa maybe issued and the intending migrant has 60 days to lodge a visa application online. If a person’s occupation appears on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations, then a skills assessment and suitable English language test are required prior to submitting an EOI in Skill Select. If the intending migrant wishes to be nominated by a State or Territory government, it is recommended that a person contacts the State or Territory government, as each region has its own requirements.
There are numbers of new conditions associated with this visa. Conditions 8578, 8579, 8580 and 8581 must be imposed. The conditions require visa holders to:
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