You must be aged under 45 to be invited to apply for the visa
EMK Global is a leading expert in the field of international education and migration to Australia. Our head office is located in Sydney, Australia and we have branch offices in Vietnam and Pakistan.
Where are the designated regional areas?
How does visa 491 lead to permanent residency?
Visa 491 is a 5-year visa, allowing you to apply for the permanent residence through the Subclass 191 – Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional). In order to apply for the permanent visa you will need to live, work or study in the designated regional area for at least three years, whilst holding a 491 visa
If I have not worked in the regional area for 3 years, can I still apply for PR?
If you do not work in the regional area for 3 years, you do not meet the requirements to apply for the 191 permanent visa. You may be able to move to another regional area
Do I need an employer to sponsor me for visa 491?
You do not need an employer to sponsor you for visa 491. However, many regional or state may require you to work and live in a state for nomination approval
Can I apply for PR while on visa 491?
If you live and work in a regional area for three years on the subclass 491 visa and meet the requirements for at least three years, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency through the subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa.