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Australia Skilled Regional and
Sponsored Visa – 489


Australia Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 489) permits skilled workers to reside and work in regional or low – population growth metropolitan areas of the nation for up to 4 years. It can lead to Subclass 887 Australia PR Visa.
The following are the three pathways to the visa:
Extended Stay Pathway –
You should hold any one of these visa categories:
Australia Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa-subclass 475
Australia Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa-subclass 487
Australia Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) Visa-subclass 495
Australia Skilled Designated Area Sponsored Visa-subclass 496
Invited Pathway-
An individual must be nominated by a state or territory government agency or be sponsored by an eligible relative for the invited pathway. You are permitted to live, work and study only in parts of Australia if you are nominated by:
A state or territory government agency (regional or low-population growth metropolitan area)
Sponsored by a relative (designated area of Australia)
Subsequent Entry Pathway-Applicants who are a member of a family of someone who already holds a Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (subclass 489) or a subclass 475, 487,495 or 496 Australian Immigration Visa can opt for Subsequent Entry Pathway.
The following requirements should be met:
• You should hold a subclass 475,487,495 or 496 Visa (Extended Stay Pathway)
• Be nominated by a territory government agency or a state or get sponsored by an eligible relative. (Invited Pathway)

• Get invited to apply (Invited Pathway)
• Score at least 60 points in the points test for the Australia Work Permit Visa
• Have a skills assessment for the occupation
• At the time of invitation you should be less than 45 years of age
• Clear the English language, Medical and Character requirements
• Have an occupation which is on Australia’s Skilled Occupation List.
Like the Australia Permanent Residence Visa, Work Permit of the nation is a pathway to a better future.