Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 489)

This is a temporary visa has been designed for those applicants, whose skills, experience and abilities are well in demand in the regional territories or specific states of Australia. This visa allows you to live and work in Regional territories of Australia for up to 4 years. However, you must choose an occupation from the relevant occupation list and also need to get the sponsorship from that particular state or territory in Australia, which you have chosen to apply

Note: Regional Skilled Migration Scheme Visa Subclass 489 has been closed by Australian government for new applications. A new visa, i.e. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 491 has replaced this visa with effect from November 16, 2019.

To become eligible to apply for this visa an applicant must:- Have an experienced in any of the occupation listed in the combined list of eligible Skilled Occupations of Australia.

Score at least 65 points based on his/her age, Qualification, experience, English proficiency, other components if applicable

  • Get a state/territory sponsorship.
  • Be under 50 years of age.
  • Obtain a positive skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority Have required level of English Proficiency from IELTS.
  • Experience as required by state/territory requirement Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 489)
  • Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).
  • Apply State sponsorship application.
  • Meet the health and character requirements.
  • Live in sponsoring state or territory for 2 years once visa is issued.

(Note: Subclass 489 visa will be replaced by a new visa category, i.e. Subclass 491 visa from November 16, 2019. Hence, the EOI applications for the subclass 489 visa will close on 10 September 2019.)

Benefits of subclass 489 visa:- This visa allows you and your family to Live and work in Australia for up to four years Travel in and outside Australia, till your visa is valid. Apply for permanent residency if you meet the required conditions

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 Visa Fees

Find below the visa fees for Subclass 489 Visa:

Visa CategoryQuantityFees
SP489 Skilled Regional Sponsored14,045.00
Additional Applicant Charge 18+12,025.00
Additional Applicant Charge Under 1811,010.00

Note: The visa fees given above is subject to change and revision periodically. Hence, for any clarification about the fees or to confirm the latest/updated visa fees, you may contact Visas Avenue immigration expert

Additional charges:

Medical Examination:-To be paid directly to the doctor conducting medical examination

Police check:-To the corresponding authorities in the respective countries where you have lived for more than 6/12 months based on your visa subclass

Certification/Translation of Docs-Depending on the certifying person and number of copies to be certified.

If you are applying for the Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 489), WEIS India can be your trusted mentor and guide. We have a team of certified migration experts for Australia, who have thorough knowledge of all the visa subclasses and point based immigration system of Australia.

All you need to do is fill the free assessment form , the expert at WEIS India will assess your profile and give you a call back with complete assessment report and key suggestion and advice as to how you can secure your subclass 489 visa

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