Australia Skilled Regional Nominated visa 489 is a point based skilled migration visa that is valid for up to 4 years. This visa is a pathway towards your Australian Permanent Residency.

As a Australia Skilled Regional Nominated visa 491 visa holder, you are allowed to live and work in a regional area for up to 4 years. Out of which, you are expected to live at least 2 years and work for at least one year in a designated area of Australia that nominated you for the Australian permanent Residency.

Nowadays, as the visa rules are becoming stricter for Australia Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 and Australia Skilled Nominated Visa subclass 190, the potential applicants are trying to go for Australia provisional visa subclass 489 that is comparatively easy.

The potential applicants may face difficulty in receiving an invitation from the Australian government for filing 189 or 190 applications. This risks their ability to migrate as a permanent resident in Australia. Therefore, this is the reason of considering Australia Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 489.

How to apply for Visa Subclass 489?

A point based immigration system follows to migrate the potential applicants under regional provisional visa subclass 489. A minimum of 60 points are required to be eligible to apply for Australia PR. The points are calculated for the following factors:

  • Age
  • Educational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Relevant Skills
  • Language ability
  • Other factors

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However, with the recent immigration round results, it has become extremely difficult to receive ITA from Australian government with 60 points. Thus, an applicant must try to score immigration points 75 and above to be able to receive ITA.

To apply for Australian Visa subclass 489, an applicant needs 80 and above more points to be able to get TA.

There are several advantages that are given to an applicant applying for Australia Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 489:

  • Entitled to receive additional immigration points

As already discussed above 60 points are required to be eligible to apply for Australia PR. but 60 points in today scenario are very less to get ITA. Any individual who gets a nomination under visa subclass 489 receives and additional 10 points towards overall immigration point score. Suppose, you have scored 70 points and you get a nomination from Australian state to apply for Vis subclass 489, in such a case, you will get 10 additional points and your points from previous 70 will now be 80 points. Thus, the higher immigration score, the better are your chances to receive Australia PR.

  • Faster processing times

There are many occurrences where the invitation to apply for 489 visa were quickly offered in cases the nominating areas sponsor the applicants.

  • Work Experience

The work done in subclass 489 can be counted as valid to apply for subclass 887 (permanent visa). It can also include casual jobs provided the total hours of work equate at least 35 hours a week.

  • No point test required

To transition from subclass 489 to subclass 887, you need not provide point test requirements again to apply for subclass 887 visa.

  • No minimum language requirement

No language requirement is required when you transition from subclass 489 to subclass 887 visa.

  • No age requirement

As we all know, to be able to apply for Australia skilled regional subclass 489 visa, an applicant must not fall over 45 years of age at the time of visa application. There is no requirement for transitioning to the 887 visa.

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