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By September 9, 2021No Comments

Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional Provisional Visa (Subclass 494) / Permanent Residence Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 191)

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) was replaced by the Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional Provisional Visa (Subclass 494) on 16 November 2019. Once granted, the Subclass 494 Visa has a pathway to permanent residency after the applicant has worked and resided in regional Australia for 3 years.

What are the requirements from the sponsoring company?

  • your employer must be located in a designated regional area of Australia (excludes employers in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne).
  • your employer will need approval from the Regional Certifying Body which is the government authority designated for your location of proposed employment.
  • your proposed position will need to be on the relevant occupation list.
  • the position on offer must be full-time, offering a salary at market rates and likely to be available for five years.

What are the requirements for the candidate?

  • obtain a successful skills assessment for your proposed occupation
  • have at least three years of full time and relevant skilled work experience
  • be under 45 years of age
  • demonstrate Competent English which is equivalent to at least 6 for each of the 4 test components in IELTS (or a comparable score in other accepted English language exam).

What are the requirements for a pathway to Permanent Residency?

You can access permanent residence through the Subclass 191 visa when the following is met:

  1. have lived and worked in the designated regional area for at least three years, whilst holding a 494 or 491visa.
  2. show earnings of at least $53,900 plus super annually for three years.

Disclaimer: The above is the current information as per the government website, we strongly recommend you get professional advice, from a migration agent or migration lawyer, regarding the above information before lodging for a subclass 494 or 491 visa.

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Source: Department of Home Affairs

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