The Australia Skilled Regional Subclass 489 visa is a temporary visa allows an individual to live and work in regional or designated areas of Australia for the duration of four years. It is a pathway for permanent residency through Skilled Regional visa subclass 887. In this page, we will discuss eligibility criteria, processing time, benefits, cost, procedure of 489 visa .
Note : This visa subclass has been replaced by Australia Skilled Work Subclass 491.
The candidates have to live for at least two years in a state and should have minimum work experience in the designated area of country to transform Subclass 489 visa to Permanent Residency. For being eligible to apply, you must receive nomination from state/territory government or sponsorship from the relatives living in designated area of Australia.
If you are sponsored by relatives then, you have to live in the designated area of the Australia up to four years. The sponsor should be more than 18 years of age and live in the designated area of the Australia.
The sponsor should be your:
a) child/step-child or parent/grand parent
c) adopted brother/sister, step brother/sister
If you are being nominated by the state/territory government, you have to live in low-metropolitan area of that state/territory. The terms and conditions of the visa of every state/territory differs.
|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|
The candidates who are willing to migrate to Australia have to fulfill the checklist to be eligible.
Candidates have to go through following steps in order to file the Visa application:
2. After receiving positive skills assessment, you can submit Expression of Interest (EOI). If eligible, you will be invited under Skill select program.
3. If finalized, you will receive Invitation to apply (ITA). You have to apply for Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 Visa within 60 days after receiving the Invitation to apply. Before applying for this visa, you must be nominated by State/Territory government or sponsored by eligible relatives living in a designated area of Australia.
4. Candidates have to submit all the required documents mentioned in the visa application to avoid delays in processing time.
The processing time may vary if a candidate has to include additional data or health/character requirements.
|Stream||75 % of applications processed in||90% of applications processed in|
|Subclass 489 (Skilled Regional -GSM)||No standard processing Time||No standard processing Time|
|Subclass 489 (State or Territory Government)||No standard processing Time||No standard processing Time|
|Subclass||Base Application Charge||Additional Applicant Charge ( 18 & above)||Additional Applicant Charge (less than 18 years)|
|Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 489 (Invited Pathway)||AUD 4,045||AUD 2,025||AUD 1,010|
|Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 489 (Extended Pathway)||AUD 360||AUD 180||AUD 90|
Candidates have to pay other costs like – health certificate cost. Character certificate cost, or other documentation costs etc.
If you want to apply or to attain the information about this Regional Visa, Call on the official helpline +91-7042184185 or Email your queries at email@example.com. Check out our YouTube video to know more about the visa process.
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