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How to immigrate to Australia under Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa?

09 Jul 2014

Australian Skilled Immigration program is intended for immigrants who possess exceptional skills that will contribute to the economic growth of the country.

Skilled people immigrating to Australia having qualification and aspects to be successful, will help in dealing with skill shortages in the country and at the same time will improve the skill level and strength of Australian labor force. Australian Skilled Immigration program is categorized into different ways namely points based skilled immigration, permanent Employer sponsored program, Business Innovation and Investment Program and Distinguished talent.

Australian Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa is an option available for people aspiring to immigrate to Australia under Australian Skilled Immigration program and this visa falls into points based skilled immigration category.

Australian Skilled Immigration through Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489)

Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa authorizes the skilled individuals along with their families to reside and work in a certain regional areas of Australia for maximum of four years. This Visa has two pathways namely the Invited pathway and the Extended Stay Pathway under which one is expected to already have a provincial visa in any of 487, 495, 475 or 496 subclasses.

Family members those who are included in the visa application in either of the visa paths  have to be family member of someone who has a Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489) or a provisional visa in subclass 487, 475, 487, 496 or 495.

Requirements for Australian Skilled Immigration under Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489)

Individuals gain the eligibility to apply for this visa upon receiving a letter of invitation during which they have to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Must be nominated by a state or a territory government agency of Australia or have to be sponsored by a qualified relative residing in the specified area.
  • Must  choose an occupation that is on the suitable occupation  list of skills and has to attain skill assessment of the chosen occupation
  • Not so far reached 50 years
  • Attained the score as mentioned in the letter of invitation depending on the point test
  • Minimum language proficiency in English

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