If your brother has an Australia PR, he may sponsor you. Applying for the 491 visas, also known as the skilled work regional (provisional) visa subclass 491, is what you can accomplish. You must have a nomination from an Australian state or sponsorship from an eligible family member who is a permanent resident or citizen of Australia in order to apply for a 491 visa.

Australia Skilled Regional Work Visa 491

To live and work in remote Australia, skilled individuals must be sponsored by an eligible relative or nominated by a state or territory government. For the duration of the visa's five-year validity, you are permitted to make as many trips to and from Australia as you like. After three years have passed after you received your 491 visas, you may submit an application for Australia PR (subclass 191 visa).

Eligibility Requirements for Visa 491

You should make sure you meet the conditions for the visa before applying.

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Among them are:

  • You currently fall within the age range of 18 to 45 years old, and you have a positive skill assessment for a job on the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491 Occupational List.
  • You are in possession of a passport that has been approved or you have competent English (6 minimum in the IELTS)
  • You have been nominated to submit a visa application by a Region or State.
  • You are in good physical and moral health.
  • You score above the current cut-off of 65 on the skilled migration points exam.

Australia 491 visa application process

Your first step in expressing interest in applying for this visa is to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through Skill Select. Kill Select does not charge fees to create or submit EOIs since they are not visa applications. The assertions in your EOI will be used by Skill Select to determine your point total. To be eligible to apply for a visa, you must receive at least 65 points.

If you have said that you are interested in being nominated, state and territory government organizations will be able to see your EOI. You'll receive a request to submit an application for this visa if they recommend you.

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Once the EOI is finished, it is saved in Skill Select and is good for two years. At any time, you can update your information and see your EOI. To update your information if your circumstances change, access your EOI. Skill Select will send you an invitation if you are chosen to apply for a visa. You must submit the required documentation to prove your identification, skills assessment, level of English proficiency, relationship, partner, sponsor, and character claims made in your EOI and to demonstrate that you meet all visa requirements.

The invitation will thereafter be valid for 60 days after the date of the invitation, after which the invitation will expire.

Australia regional sponsor visa subclass 491 cost

The primary applicant fee is $4,045. Anyone above the age of 18 who applies but does not speak English fluently may be requested to pay The Second Instalment. Only when the immigration department requests it, do you have to pay this. When you submit your application, you are not required to pay this.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491 Processing time

An estimated 12 to 14 months are needed to process a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 visa.

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