Today marks the final day that new invitations for the subclass 489 visa will be issued. With the new subclass 491 visa beginning on 16 November 2019, we farewell the subclass 489 and look ahead to what the future holds.
From 16 November 2019 the Department of Home Affairs will introduce the new Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visa to replace the current subclass 489 visa. With many jurisdictions already closed to new nomination applications and invitations ceasing on 10 September 2019, here is what you can do to make sure you are prepared for when they re-open.
Just like the subclass 489 visa, the new subclass 491 visa will have certain requirements that will need to be evidenced, some of which take time to organise. When the expression of interest (EOI) opens for the new subclass 491 visa, you will need to provide details of your positive skills assessment and English test results.
By researching these requirements now and having these ready by 16 November, it will put you in a greater position to apply. Work Visa Lawyers can help you navigate this and provide an eligibility assessment before advising you to proceed with a visa application.
Demand for the new subclass 491 visa is expected to high, especially after the closure of state and territory nominations - which will have been for almost three months by that stage.
At Work Visa Lawyers we are experienced in assisting applicants in all matters relating to Australian visa applications. Our areas of expertise include Partner Visas, Skilled Migration visas, Business Skills Migration visas, Employer Sponsored Work Visas and other Family Migration visas as well as the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Review, Judicial Review and Ministerial Intervention.
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