Australia’s New Regional Visa Subclass 491

Australia’s new regional subclass 491 visa which came into effect from November 16, 2019, has opened its door for skilled migrants to get permanent residency and eventually, citizenship.

What is Australia’s new Regional Visa?

Australia Skilled Work Regional Subclass 491 visa targets the aspirants who get a nomination from territory government or designated regional area or sponsorship from eligible family members for working and living within a designated regional area of Australia.

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Amid high cut-off and stringent Australian Immigration rules, there is a relaxation for International Immigrants who want to settle in Australia. The Australian Government has introduced a new pathway for Immigrants to get settled in the nation. This time, the pathway to get permanent residency is through staying and working in regional areas of territory.

By residing and working in regional areas, the doors of Permanent Residency are open for you and years later, you are eligible to apply for Australia citizenship. As per the Australian government’s new rules, International Immigrants who are willing to live and work in regional areas can apply through New Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 491.

Under the designated regional Subclass 491 visa, there are a bunch of occupations that are in demand in the market including journalists, real estate agents, filmmakers, paramedics, etc. Applicants who get regional visa subclass 491 will be eligible to apply for Australia PR after residing for three years in the designated regional area.

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What are the benefits of applying through a Regional subclass 491 visa?

The Australian Government has surely changed the definition of Regional by presenting Australia’s entirety as regional other than Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. This move states that migrants can stay in cities such as Geelong or Newcastle, Wollongong and Gold Coast. Juan Rincon, the Australian Migration Agent explained this whole new change and said that the migrants living in a regional area will be rendered with Health facilities like Medicare. Also, public education access is there for children.

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What advantages International students hold through this visa program?

Students who have taken their courses in Regional areas for two years will be able to get the benefit of extending their stay to 3 or 4 years under the ‘Graduate visa’ that will be applicable for students who have studied in Australia. In addition to that, most of the states have their permanent residency programs for Graduate students, making study a path to get permanent residency.

For availing more information about the subclass 491 visa, you can call on Toll-free number +91-7042184185 or send your queries at info@makevisas.com.