Overview of Australia Visa Subclass 491

Do you want to pursue your career in Australia? Great decision! Australia offers many skilled migration visa subclass programs for migrants. Regional Visa in Visa Subclass 491 is one of the skilled immigration programs for Australian migration. This state-nominated provisional visa for skilled migrants allows you and your families to work and live in an Australian region for up to five years. Holders of this form of visa can apply for PR after three years based on the territory requirements. State nomination helps you to get additional points to help you qualify for a Visa subclass 491 under the Department of Home Affairs points test for individuals and business migrants.

DM Consultant Kuwait can provide the professional support you need to acquire the Australia visa subclass 491 and to find a suitable job under skilled occupation list. You can send us an inquiry today to learn more details.

Key Features of Subclass 491

Subclass 491 is a temporary visa for intending applicants interested in living and working in a designated regional area in Australia and having an eligible family member who can sponsor them. You and all family members holding the visa will need to work and live in a designated regional area of Australia excluding dependent child.

The skilled visa candidates must be nominated by a territorial government agency in Australia or sponsored by an eligible family sponsor residing in a designated area and fulfilling the Australian visa eligibility requirements.

  • The candidate must receive an invitation to apply for this visa after submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) in the skills list according to the region.
  • 491 visa can act as the nomination pathway to apply for Subclass 191 permanent residence.
  • Refrain from withdrawing your nomination, or you can’t be granted the visa.

DM Consultants in Kuwait will help you to become an eligible citizen of Australia while priority processing your visa based on the territory government agency requirements.

Benefits of 491 family sponsored visa

Once you receive the 491 family sponsored visa, you can enjoy the following list of benefits:

  • Visa validity period. You can stay in Australia for five years
  • Study, live, and work in a nominated regional area of Australia
  • Travel to and from Australia until the visa is valid amid current travel restrictions
  • Health scheme/Nomination for Health
  • Apply for permanent residence in Australia if eligible through the Skilled Regional subclass 191 visa.

So do you fit the bill and want to apply for family sponsored visa 491? Get help from our MARA-Certified immigration consultants in Kuwait for a successful skill assessment test. We will guide you through the entire application, selection from list of occupations, and a valid skill assessment process as per the requirements of immigration authorities.

Eligibility Requirements to Apply for Australia Visa Subclass 491

To be eligible to apply for the Australia Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491), applicants must:

  • Be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency, or sponsored by an eligible family member;
  • Have a suitable skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority in relation;
  • Meet the points test pass mark of 65 points or more;
  • Be under 45 years of age at the time of invitation to apply;
  • Meet the English language requirement;
  • Have a suitable skills assessment from a relevant assessing authority for their occupation;
  • Meet the work experience requirements as specified in their nominated skilled occupation and/or in their skills assessment;
  • Meet health and character requirements; and
  • Provide evidence of the financial capacity to support themselves and any family members included in the visa application.

Additional eligibility criteria may apply depending on the applicant’s nominated occupation, qualification, requirements of character, or state sponsorship nomination. It is important to check with the relevant state or territory government agency to ensure all eligibility requirements are met.

If applicants have been nominated by a state or territory government agency, they will also need to submit evidence of their nomination with the visa application. This can include proof of a suitable skills assessment and acceptance as a skilled migrant in that particular occupation. The Department of Home Affairs has the right to refuse any visa application that does not meet the eligibility requirements or fails to provide satisfactory evidence of claims made. All documents and evidence provided with a visa application must be genuine, valid and up-to-date.

Documents Required to Apply for Australia Visa Subclass 491

To submit the Expression of Interest for a particular province, you need the following documents to supply when applying for skilled Australian immigration under Visa in Subclass 491.

Main documents required are as follows

  • A valid copy of the Passport
  • Police clearance certificate
  • IELTS Language competency test results
  • Relationship status certificate and other details

Other documents required

  • Positive skill assessment documents
  • Birth certificate
  • Financial stability proof
  • Physical and mental health condition certificate
  • Australian work experience as skilled employment/non-skilled employment from a permanent employer
  • Character certificates along with character essentials
  • Details of the sponsor
  • Partner documents and any other members of the family

If you require assistance arranging the visa application documents, you can get help from DM Immigration consultants in Kuwait as your skilled partner! Schedule a FREE Consultation with us to know your visa requirements and skill assessment in detail.

Schedule a FREE Consultation with us to know your visa requirements in detail today.

Why choose DM Consultant Kuwait?

Applying for AU 491 visa can be complex, and the slightest mistakes can derail your immigration plans. You will receive professional support from our registered immigration agents to proceed with your skilled migration visa and visa application. DM consultant Kuwait is here to help you in the entire nomination application process! Our services include:

  • FREE eligibility check and understanding of the visa type
  • FREE IELTS preparation with certified trainers
  • Assistance in filling out the visa application form
  • Free counselling sessions to figure out the best immigration visa program for you

Schedule a FREE Consultation today to get your skilled visas and hassle-free immigration process. We have successfully assisted over ten thousand immigrants to land in their dream country via Australia Regional skilled visa and other range of visa options. Talk with our legal practitioner today to know more about skilled visa subclass, visa strategy, student visa, subsequent visa, visa applications, and visa eligibility requirements!


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Frequently Asked Questions on Visa Subclass 491

Subclass 491 allows you to work and live in Australia for five years. To begin with, the application process, schedule a FREE Consultation with DM Immigration consultants in Kuwait.
Only apply as an individual with visa if you can score the required points and satisfy other eligibility criteria. The Expression of Interest gets canceled if an invitation to apply is issued. However, you can later update your application for visa once the 60-day time of invitation is expired.
You can't extend the 491 visas. You must apply for another subclass visa (191) to stay more than five years from the visa issue date. The visa holders must work, live and study in designated areas of Australia. If your nomination gets withdrawn, you will not get a visa grant.
A Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa - Subclass is one of the migration pathways to applying for an Australia Permanent Resident Visa. If you stay inside the country for three years, you can be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency visa Australia through a Skilled Regional visa subclass 191 as a permanent pathway to PR.
Applicants must score at least 65 points to receive Invitation rounds to Apply. Scoring more points will strengthen your profile and increase your chances of getting an Australian PR or to become an Australian citizen.
Your family members who don't apply for subclass 491 visa with you can apply to join you in Australia later as subsequent entrants.
You can contact our expert counsellors to discuss the best visa options for you to study or work in regional Australia and explore permanent residency pathways. In our FREE consultation, you will find out the following: ·
  • Course entry requirements and permanent visa application processes
  • Work experience according to minimum visa requirements
  • Permanent residency pathways for regional areas
  • Gain an extra year on a post-study work visa with a regional study
  • Average processing time
The processing time for a family-sponsored visa 491 can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the application, whether any documents are missing or need to be verified, the level of demand for the visa, and the time taken for processing health checks. Generally, applications can take up to 12 months to process.
To be eligible for a 491 Australia visa, applicants must meet the English language requirement. The minimum IELTS score to qualify is 6.0 in all four components of the IELTS test, with no band score lower than 5.0.
Yes, there are some circumstances where you may be able to apply for a visa without taking an IELTS test. However, it is important to note that certain visa types, such as the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491), require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 in all four components of the test, with no band score lower than 5.0.
Yes, you can include your dependents on your visa application. This includes a spouse and any dependent children.
No, a family sponsored 491 visa is only available to applicants who are sponsored by an eligible family member. Eligible sponsors include parents, siblings, and other close relatives who are Australian citizens or permanent residents. You cannot sponsor a relative such as a brother, aunt, or uncle.
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