The Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visa is a 4-year provisional visa which requires holders to live and work in a regional area to obtain permanent residence. To qualify, you would need be sponsore
The visa subclass 489 allows you and your family to:
The visa subclass 489 provides a pathway to permanent residence through the Skilled-Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887).
If you are invited to apply for 489 visas (in the Invited Pathway), you will have 60 days to do so. Invitations are based on claims you made in your expression of interest, so your application must be consistent with the information you provided in your expression of interest and it must be supported by evidence.
This visa allows skilled workers to live and work in regional or low-population growth metropolitan areas of Australia for up to four years.
There are three pathways to the visa:
Step 1: Check if your occupation is on the Skilled Occupation Lists
This visa is only available to people who can fill a position on this list.
Step 3: Complete a Skills Assessment
You must complete a Skills Assessment and obtain an acceptable score for your occupation in order to be eligible for the Subclass 489 visa. Instructions on how to get a proper Skills Assessment can be found on the DHA website.
Step 4: Submit an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect
Next, you will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. The SkillSelect program will ask you a number of questions related to your background, skills, and relevant work history. Your EOI will be seen by the Australian authorities who may be looking for someone of your skill-set to hire.
If you obtain a nomination or sponsor and your EOI meets the requirements of the visa, you be invited to apply for the 189 visa.
Step 5: Find a sponsor or obtain a government nomination
The Skilled Independent Work Visa (subclass 189) requires you to be sponsored by a family member or nominated by a state or territory government. Once you find a suitable sponsor, they will send you a letter of invitation to apply for the visa. You will have 60 day from the time you receive the invitation to lodge your application.
Step 6: Apply for the Skilled Regional Provisional Visa (Subclass 489)
After you receive an invitation, you can lodge your application. You will have 60 days to do this. Your application will require that you submit several documents. To apply, you will follow the instructions on your letter of invitation.
Step 7: Wait for a decision
It can take several months for the DHA to make a decision on your visa application. In 2016, the processing time for the 489 visa was 3 months.
Step 8: Receive your visa and start working
Once your application is approved, you will receive your visa and can start work in Australia.
This visa might lead to the permanent Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887).
How much 489 visa costs?To be able to apply for a skilled immigration to Australia through subclass 190, a candidate needs to have:
Q)1. Is the 489 visa a temporary visa?
A). Yes the 489 visa is a temporary visa. The visa allows the holder to live and work in Australia for a specified period of time. However the applicant can seek to extend the visa after stipulated period is over and even apply for permanent residence afterwards. Reach out to our immigration consultants for more details about the same
Q)2. What is the eligibility for 489 visa?
A). The 489 visa is a state nominated visa and you must receive nomination from a state in order to apply for this visa. for a general list of conditions please refer to the article above. You can contact our immigration experts for any queries you may have
Q)3. How can I get a state to nominate me for 489 visa?
A). You will need to file an Expression of Interest with the state you prefer to settle in and wait for their response. If successful you will be issued an ITA or Invitation to Apply, using which you can apply for state nomination through 489 visa. for more details about applying for 489 visa get in touch with our expert Australia immigration consultants
How can you move from a provisional visa to a permanent visa?
It normally takes AUD 3,670 and 6 to 9 months for the visa to come through.