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.
The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon David Coleman MP, has asked the Joint Standing Committee on Migration to inquire into and report on migration in regional Australia.
South Australia has released its new State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) for skilled migration, and its good news for prospective migrants. State nomination applications will be open again at 12pm (ACST) on 3 July 2019.