[Talk Talk S Pod] Information for the ‘Skilled Work Regional Visa’
Talk Talk S Pod with Producer Tae Kyung Hong! Essential information on living in Australia will be explained in an easy and fun way here.
Talk Talk S Pod, it is time to find out essential information that you all have been curious about, on living and settling down in Australia. Today we will be discussing ‘Skilled Work Regional Visa’ and this will be the fourth episode which will provide information on the basic necessities to live abroad.
Was it the last weekend? There will be people who are curious about the new Skilled Work Regional Visa which will be in introduced on 16 November. The existing 489 visa will be cancelled from 10 September with applications for the 491-visa beginning from 16 November. As it has become difficult to obtain skilled visa in large cities such as Sydney or Melbourne, more people have become interested in this visa.
Let us ask Sydney based John Kim from H & H Lawyers, what kind of visa is the 491 visa and what conditions and requirements must be met.
Let us briefly discuss the 491 visas before moving on.
Lawyer Jinhan Kim:
I see. I will continue to ask you questions.
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So, this would mean that for the 491 visa, immigrants who receive invitations for local government sponsors, they are to reside in the region and work for 3 years. In order to obtain a 191-permanent visa, are there any different with the pre-existing visa?
There is a regional 494 visa that is being introduced in November, which is not a skilled visa but it is slightly different as it is a regional employer sponsored visa. We will explore the 494 visa in more detail at a later stage. In addition to the 491-state sponsored skilled regional visa, there is the 190 visa whereby you can obtain permanent residency. For those that have resided in regional areas for 3 years and have been struggling to find work, what requirements must they meet in order to obtain permanent residency through the 190 visa?
Through the 190 visa, they would obtain the permanent residency straight away and reside in the specific region, are there any conditions in relation to that?
Since, the 16th we have examined the application requirements and method in applying for the Skilled Regional Visa.
Now that it is difficult to obtain skilled migrant visa in the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane region, for those that prepared for the skilled visa may probably be considering in moving to regional areas. You must check each state government website to identify which occupation matches your academic scoring and technical assessment.
Further, NSW and ACT have announced they will be administering invitations from January next year instead of issuing stated-administered nominations. If you are thinking of applying for the regional skilled visa, you will need to look at the relevant website and plan ahead. I wish all the listeners preparing for the skilled migrant visa a smooth settlement in Australia.
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