Australia Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 489 is closed W.e.f. September 16, 2019

State Nomination applications for the Skilled Provisional Visa Subclass 489 are no longer accepted by the Australia Immigration Department. Applications received before September 16, 2019, will be considered by the Department but from September 17, 2019, applicants will not be able to submit their visa applications for the temporary resident visa. Also, no new Invitation to Apply (ITA) will be issued to candidates applied under Subclass 489 visa.

Candidates who haven’t received Invitation to Apply (ITA) for this visa till this date; there are no chances to get ITA in the future. Candidates who have received ITAs can submit the visa application till November 15th, 2019.

Learn more : What is Australia Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 489 ? 

Skilled Provisional Visa Subclass 489 will be replaced by a new Skilled Worker Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 visa from November 16, 2019. Candidates under subclass 190 visa need not worry as the state nomination applications are still in process.

Learn more : How to apply for Australia State Sponsored Visa Subclass 190 ? 

What is Skilled Work Regional (Provisional ) Subclass 491 visa?

This subclass 491 visa allows skilled workers and their families to live, work and study in designated areas of Australia for five years. After residing in this visa for three years, subclass 491 visa holders can apply for permanent residency status in the country.

To be eligible to apply for this visa, an applicant must have a nomination from Australian state or territory government or sponsorship from an eligible family member living in a designated regional area. The annual intake of this visa program is 14,000 places.

Learn more : Apply for Australia Permanent Residency to gain PR status

Candidates below 45 years and with nomination/sponsorship from the Australian government/family member can apply for this visa program and easily get permanent residency status.

If you want to know more about this visa program and looking for assistance, you can contact our Immigration experts. Talk to our Immigration experts over helpline number +91-7042184185 or send your queries to info@makevisas.com.