Last Updated: 3 November 2023
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.
How long is a visa 494 valid for?
Visa 494 is valid only for five years. You cannot extend this visa, but you may apply for permanent residence after three years if you meet the eligibility criteria
Can I get permanent residence with visa?
While the visa 494 doesn’t get you permanent residency automatically in Australia, you can apply for permanent residence after three years of residing in Australia via191.
Can I change my sponsor after applying for visa 494?
No, you have to start the whole process again with the new sponsor.
Can I provide a skill assessment outcome after submitting a visa 494 application?
No. You have to submit them at the same time.
I’m holding visa 482. Can I submit the skills assessment when applying for visa 482 to apply for visa 494?
Yes. You can also consider whether you meet the requirements to apply for the Subclass 186 visa to become an Australia permanent resident