Australian Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa is for the skilled workers who wish to live and work in regional or low-population growth metropolitan of Australia for the period of four years under Australian Immigration. Candidates need to obtain a nomination from state/territory government or must have sponsorship from relatives living in a designated area of Australia. Under this visa program, you have to live for 2 years and work for at least 12 months in the designated area of Australia. You have to score minimum 60 points that include factors like Age, Qualification, Work experience, English Language Skills etc on the points system.
You can apply for this visa under two pathways :
To be eligible to apply under Invited pathway,
To be eligible to apply under Extended pathway,
Candidates have to fulfill the below-given basic requirements in order to be eligible to apply for this visa.
Designated Areas of Australia
|State or Territory||Designated areas|
|New South Wales( Except Sydney, Newcastle, and Wollongong)||Post areas 2311-2312, 2328-2333, 2336-2490, 2535-2551, 2575-2739, 2787-2899|
|Queensland (Except Brisbane metropolitan area)||Postcode areas 4019-4028, 4037-4050, 4079-4100, 4114, 4118, 4124-4150, 4158-4168, 4180-4899|
|Australian Capital Territory||Anywhere|
Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa application process:
Candidates have to go through following steps in order to file the visa application:
Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa processing time:
The processing time may vary if a candidate has to include additional data or health or character requirements.
|Stream||75 % of applications processed in||90% of applications processed in|
|Subclass 489( Skilled Regional -GSM)||6 months||8 months|
|Subclass 489( State or Territory Government)||5 months||8 months|
Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa cost:
Cost of Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa changes with time. The final cost depends on the date when Immigration Authorities receive the application.
|Subclass||Base application charge||Additional applicant charge ( 18 & above)||Additional applicant charge (less than 18 years)|
|Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa||AUD3,670||AUD 1800||AUD 900|
Candidates have to pay other costs like – health certificate cost. Character certificate cost, or other documentation costs etc.
Benefits of Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa:
Once Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 Visa granted, you are allowed to –
|Skilled Independent Visa- Subclass 189||Parent Visa- subclass 03|
|Skilled Nominated Visa- Subclass 489||Partner subclass 820|
|Student Visa- Subclass 500||Business Talent Visa- Subclass 132|
|Student Guardian Visa- Subclass 590||Visitor Visa- Subclass 600|
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