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491 Visa (Skilled Work Regional)
The 491 visa will replace the 489 visa on 16 November 2019.
The Department of Home Affairs has allocated 14,000 places to this visa subclass.
The 491 is a points-tested visa for applicants sponsored by:
1. a designated regional area of an Australian state or territory, or
2. an eligible family member residing in a designated regional area of Australia
All of Australia but Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth and Melbourne
“PR” or “TR” Skilled VISAS: 189 visa, 190 visa and 485 visa.
(If you have a job offer see our section for “workers” ENS or you had a visa refused or cancelled.
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SKILLSELECT: EOI (expression of interest)
SkillSelect is an online service that enables skilled workers and business people interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be identified for a skilled visa through an expression of interest (EOI). People could be found and nominated for skilled visas by Australian employers or state and territory governments, or they could be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a visa application.
If you want to migrate to Australia as a skilled migrant and you have the skills Australia needs, you may need to submit an EOI in SkillSelect.
Expression of Interest (EOI)
An EOI is not a visa application, it is an indication that you would like to be considered for a skilled visa.
To submit a complete EOI you will need to provide a range of information online depending on the visa(s) you wish to be considered for. This could include:
basic personal information nominated occupation work experience study and education level of English skill details of a Skills Assessment, related to nominated occupation business and investment experience.
For more details on what questions and information you will need to supply in your EOI, you should read the relevant booklet for the visa(s) you are submitting an EOI for.
Visa programs supported by SkillSelect
You are required to complete an EOI and receive an invitation before you can apply for the following visa programs:
- Subclass 189 Skilled – Independent (Permanent) (Class SI)
- Subclass 190 Skilled – Sponsored (Permanent) (Class SK)
- New 491 & 494 – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (Class SP)
- Subclass 132 Business Talent (Permanent) (Class EA)
- Subclass 188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) (Class EB).
You can also express interest in the following visa programs if you would like potential employers to view your EOI:
Under this group: you must have work, skills or abilities that will benefit Australia. There are a number of classes of skilled visas.
- Independent Category – for those who do not have a sponsor or who choose not to be sponsored.
- Skilled – Independent – you must be highly skilled and have education and skills which will contribute to the Australian economy. You must pass the points test as well as satisfy basic migration requirements.
- Skilled – Independent Overseas Student – This is an exciting and new sub-class of the independent offshore visa. Once again you must be highly skilled and have education and skills which will contribute to the Australian economy. You must pass the points test as well as satisfy basic migration requirements, but you can apply in Australia.
- Skilled – State/Territory Nominated Independent – if you pass the points test or meet the pool mark, you can also complete the skill matching part of your application form and the details will be placed in a skill matching database for possible nomination by a State or Territory government for employment.
- Skill Matching – this category is not points tested. Consider this category if you are not certain or it is unlikely you will pass the points test but you satisfy the basic requirements for skill, age and English language proficiency.
- Family-Sponsored Categories – applications have a greater chance of success if an applicant or their spouse has a relative in Australia who is willing to sponsor and provide financial support.
- Skilled – Regional Sponsored – under this category the Australian Government is seeking migrants to settle in certain regions of Australia. You must have a sponsor (you or your spouse must be related to the sponsor) and an assurer (a person living in Australia who agrees to provide financial support so you will not have to rely on Government forms of support).
- Skilled – Australian Sponsored – for potential skilled migrants whose sponsors live outside certain designated (high growth) areas. You must have a sponsor and assurer.
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Student visa applications and Course Counselling, Refugee/Protection Applications and General Partner Visa Application Information.