Skilled – Nominated or sponsored (Provisional) (Sub-class 489) visa

This visa is a temporary entry permission that is available on endorsement of your candidature either by a provincial/state authority or by a qualified relative defined and deemed as eligible for sponsorship. Proceedings for this visa are initiated by creation of a profile by way of expression Of Interest (EOI) on the skill select platform which will be online.

EOI can be created for an occupation indicated in skilled occupation list – SOL. EOI must also indicate you preference of state you wish to be nominated by or details of relative you wish to be sponsored by. In case you do not choose any specific state your details will be available for access to all provincial authorities.

Australia Skilled Immigration Salient features of this visa subsection include

  • Able to live in Australia temporarily
  • Study in parts of the country travel in and out of the country within the validity period of
  • visa
  • Include some family members in application for visa
  • Ability to file for       permanent residence of       Australia via Skilled       Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887) after fulfilling required parameters
  • Validity of the visa is for 4 years

There are certain prerequisites that you must satisfy before filing for visa under this section. You must

  • Be under 50 years of age
  • Have minimum certified English linguistic skills (through IELTS or at par exam)
  • Be sponsored by a state or a territory or a qualified relative residing in specified region of Australia
  • Have submitted an EOI to be sponsored by relevant authority or relative
  • Be working in SOL listed occupation
  • Have your credentials evaluated from designated evaluation authority in premise of your trade
  • Be able to score a minimum of 60 points in points based assessment

Moreover it will be obligatory for you to

  • Reside and work in the region sponsoring your visa or specified area for a minimum of 2 years
  • Keep authorities updated of any changes in your residential details
  • Participate in surveys and furnish required information from time to time

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