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Subclass 494

Subclass 494

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa

This visa enables regional employers to sponsor skilled workers to fill a position in Australia, and gives the Employee 5 years visa to work, live and study in designated regional area of Australia.  

The Employee must:

  • be nominated by an Australian employer, and that employer must be an approved sponsor with an approved nomination;
  • be nominated to work in an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list;
  • have at least 3 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation;
  • have a relevant skills assessment, unless exempted;
  • work only for the sponsoring Employee or associated entity, unless exempted;
  • be under 45 years of age, unless exempted;
  • Possess Competent English. 

The Employee may be eligible to apply for Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) after 3 years.


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