For skilled workers who are looking to move to Australia for permanent residency. It is a point-based program for the immigrants who are nominated by a state or territory to allow them to live in a regional or area with low population growth Area, or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area in the country – Australia. Validity for this visa is for four years, and the condition with the visa is that the immigrants have to live and work in the specified regional area. Applicant is able to include eligible family member in the visa application also.
Skilled nominated or sponsored provisional visa (Subclass 489) replaced both the offshore skilled – regional sponsored subclass 475 visa and the onshore subclass 487 visa in 2012-13.
Candidates, who are looking for permanent residence in Australia from India, can apply for the same when they are able to spend 2 years of their living and 12 months of working in a regional or low Population growth area with the help of this visa. After the said time period, candidate will be able to get the legal permanent residence in the country.
To be able to apply for this type of visa, an eligible candidate needs to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) via the Skill select program. For applying for the visa candidate can be inside or outside of Australia.
Skilled applicants are issued invitations to apply for the same. Now, in order to get the invitation, applicants need to meet the following requirements:
Applicant can include following family members in their application for the visa:
When the applicant submits the application for the visa with their dependents, they are entitled with the following:
When the candidate is able to land the subclass 489 visa, they need to withhold some obligations in case they are nominated by state or territory to live in a regional or low population growth area in the country. The obligation includes:
To be eligible to get sponsored, candidate must live and work in a designated area. For holder applying for permanent residence, they need to prove that they have spent the specified time in the designated area.
In case the applicant is not able to comply with the conditions, then following actions can be taken:
In order to sponsor and be an eligible employer they need to be at least of 18 years of age and must be residing in country as one of the following things:
Eligible sponsor needs to be related to the applicant or applicant’s partner as:
Applicant’s sponsor must be a resident in a designated area of Australia at the time of sponsorship.
Following are the list of the states or territories that are part of Australia subclass 489:
Holders of the visa subclass 495 and subclass 496 can apply for visa extension with the help of the Australia visa subclass 489. If they are able to meet all the conditions of the visa, then they are able to apply for subclass 489 visa, which allows the holder to stay in Australia for one more year. Applicant’s dependants who were not included in the original application can also be eligible to apply for the visa.
Below mentioned are the fees that one needs to pay to apply for Australia subclass 489 visas: