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January 25, 2024

Nominations now open for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) Pathway 1

We are pleased to announce that applications for New South Wales nomination for the Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa under Pathway 1 are now open. In the following sections, we will provide a detailed explanation of the nomination process and the essential guidelines applicants must follow.

This opportunity is designed to support skilled individuals already contributing to New South Wales’ thriving community and economy.

Nomination Process for NSW Skilled Work Regional Visa (Subclass 491) – Pathway 1

  1. Confirm Eligibility: Ensure that you fulfill all the visa requirements outlined by the Department of Home Affairs and meet the specific criteria set by NSW for nomination.
  2. Submit your EOI: Lodge your Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect, specifying the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) and indicating NSW as your preferred nomination location. Note that once submitted, your EOI cannot be amended, so accuracy and completeness are crucial.
  3. Apply: Complete the application form provided below. Compile all necessary supporting documents into a single .zip file for submission.
  4. Assessment: Upon submission, our office will assess your application against our nomination criteria. Please allow up to six weeks for this evaluation.
  5. Outcome: If your application aligns with our criteria, you will receive an invitation from the Department of Home Affairs to apply for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491). The invitation will be sent to the email address provided in your SkillSelect EOI.

Guidelines for NSW Nomination Application

Before proceeding with the NSW nomination application, it is crucial to adhere to the following key guidelines:

  1. Previous NSW Nomination: If you have previously received NSW nomination for any skilled visa, you are ineligible for further NSW nomination.
  2. Single Active Application Rule: You are allowed only one active NSW nomination application at any given time.
  3. Validity of Supporting Evidence: Ensure that all supporting evidence remains valid for at least 5 business days from the date of your NSW nomination application.
  4. Accuracy of Information: Provide accurate and truthful information in your application. Incorrect or misleading details may result in delays during the assessment process or lead to the declination of your application.
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