Applicants need to pass the points test and receive 10 bonus points for having a sponsor. Holders of this visa are permitted to apply for a permanent visa after they have lived for 2 years and worked for at least 1 year in a Specified Regional Area.
489 Skilled Regional Sponsored Temporary Visa is a temporary work visa for individuals who have the qualifications and skills required to address Australia's skill shortage, but cannot meet the pass mark required to obtain a Skilled Independent or Skilled Sponsored visas.
Applicants are required to obtain a minimum of 60 points on a point assessment and must either obtain sponsorship from an eligible relative living in a Specified Regional Area of Australia or nomination from a participating State or Territory government.
To be sponsored by a relative, an applicant's Australian relative must live in a Specified Regional Area of Australia* and the applicant (or their spouse) must be related to their sponsor as either:
*The definition of Specified Regional Area of Australia depends on whether the applicant is sponsored by a relative or nominated by a State or Territory government. As a general indication, the following areas are considered regional:
To be nominated by a State or Territory government, applicants must satisfy specific criteria, as set by the particular State or Territory. These may include:
Holders of this visa are permitted to apply for a permanent visa after they have lived for 2 years and worked for at least 1 year in a Specified Regional Area.
We can assist with all stages of the application process, from first assessment, preparation of the necessary supporting documents, skills assessment, State Sponsorship, lodgement of the EOI and finally preparation and lodgement of the visa.
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