Several regions of Australia have a low-population & struggle to develop for this reason. As a solution, the Government associated with these regions looks for talent from outside and nominates them for a PR visa through the Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa- subclass 489. On this visa, an eligible skilled professional can reside in Australia for 4 years and become a permanent resident.

What are the prerequisites to apply for a subclass 489 visa?

To apply for this visa, you must meet the following eligibility factors:

1. Be under 45 years of age

2. Hold Bachelor’s degree as a minimum qualification

3. Have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience

4. Eligible score on Australia’s points-based grid

5. Nominate an occupation from the applicable Skilled Occupation List

For Family – Only the following members can be incorporated in your visa application:

1. Your partner

2. You or your partner’s kid

3. You or your partner’s relative

Benefits of subclass 489 visa:

This visa permits you and your dependents to:

1. Study in a predefined local zone of Australia

2. Temporarily live and work in an assigned provincial territory of Australia

3. To travel all through Australia while the visa is valid

4. To apply for permanent residency after certain conditions have been met