The 489 Skilled Regional Visa, popularly known as Subclass 489 visa, is a temporary visa. It allows skilled workers or skilled migrants to work and live in Australia.
Please remember that subclass 489 has been recently closed by the Australian government. It has been replaced by subclass 491visa (Skilled Work Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 491) effective from 16 November 2019.
Subclass 489 visa category is specially designed for applicants who possess
These factors have to be in demand in specified regional areas/territories or some specific states of Australia.
With this visa, you can
stay in Australia for 5 years from the date we grant you the visa
live, work and study in a designated region of Australia
travel to and from Australia as many times as you want, while the visa is valid
apply for permanent residence, if eligible, through the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) – which starts on 16 November 2022. You can’t apply for other permanent visas until you have held your subclass 491 visa for 3 years.
You and all members of your family unit who are also holders of the visa, will need to live work and study in a designated regional area of Australia. Your nomination must not be withdrawn, or you will not be granted the visa.
Pathways to Permanent Residence
If eligible, you will be able to apply for permanent residence through the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) – which starts on 16 November 2022.
Unless you have held your subclass 491 visa for 3 years, holders of the subclass 491 visa can’t:
Make a valid application for a subclass 820 (Partner) visa
Be granted any of the following visas:
Subclass 132 (Business Talent)
Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme)
Subclass 188 (Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional))
Subclass 189 (Skilled (Independent))
Subclass 190 (Skilled (Nominated))
Subclass 858 (Distinguished talent)
How long you can stay:
This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. The visa has a travel component that expires 5 years after the date of visa .
You can’t stay in Australia longer by extending this visa.
You can include members of the family unit in your application. You can:
include them when you lodge your visa application
add them after you lodge your application but before we decide on your visa.
Family members who apply for the visa must meet our health and character requirements.
If your partner or dependent children are not included in this application, tell us the reason why (for example, they already hold Australian citizenship or are a permanent resident).
The visa costs AUD4,115 for the main applicant.There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you.To work out what your visa will cost use the Visa Pricing Estimator.You might have to pay an extra charge for any applicant 18 years old or older who has less than functional English. This charge is the second instalment. Pay it only when we ask you to. We ask for the charge only if we are going to grant the visa.The second instalment charge for family members is AUD4,885.The Visa Pricing Estimator does not include the second instalment or other costs. You might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa and when we decide on your application, but not in immigration clearance.
If you apply in Australia, you must hold a substantive or a subclass 010 Bridging A visa, a subclass 020 Bridging B visa or a subclass 030 Bridging C visa, otherwise your application will not be processed.
You can travel out of Australia and return as many times as you want while the visa is valid.
The time you spend outside Australia does not extend the visa.
Processing Time for Subclass 489/491 Visa
You will have 60 days to apply for your subclass 489 provisional visa from the date of receiving an invitation. We are mentioning the step-by-step guide to make you understand the application process.
Log into your Skill Select account.
Then press the ‘Apply for Visa’ button.
Now, you will be asked to create an Immi-Account. Remember that the username and password of your Immi-Account should be different from your Skill Select account.
Fill in the details in the required fields and attach the scanned images of your documents.
You will be directed to pay the visa application fees.
You and your family must comply with all visa conditions and Australian laws.
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We assess applications on a case-by-case basis, and actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances including:
whether you have lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents
how quickly you respond to any requests for additional information
how long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided
how long it takes to receive additional information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements
for permanent migration visa applications, how many places are available in the migration program
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