Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)

Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)

Commences 16 November 2019,

Two streams – Employer sponsored stream and labour agreement stream.

Employer requirements: 

Nomination, application processes and sponsorship obligations largely mirror those applicable to Subclasses 457 and 482 sponsorship

Position must genuine, full time and likely to exist for five years,
Annual market salary rate

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Subclass 491 – Skilled Regional (Provisional)

Subclass 491 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) –

Commences 16 November 2019

Two streams – State/Territory sponsored and family member residing in designated area sponsored

State/Territory sponsored stream:

Must be nominated by State/Territory Government;
Review rights for refusal to grant this visa to an offshore applicant will extend to State/Territory authorities under Part 5 – reviewable

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Transitional Subclass 482 visa holders

Holders of Subclass 482 visas in the medium-term stream on 20 March 2019 or applicants for a Subclass 482 visa in the medium term stream on 20 March 2019, that was subsequently granted, are exempt from the closure on 16 November 2019 of the Temporary Residence Transition stream of the Subclass 187 RSMS visa.

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Skilled Occupation List changes Scl 186,187,189,190, 407, 482, 485 & 489

Five Legislative Instruments were registered yesterday Sunday 10 March 2019 and commence TODAY 11 March 2019.

Legislative Instrument – F2019L00276 – Migration (LIN 19/047: Specification of Occupations – Subclass 187 Visa) Instrument 2019

Applies to RSMS nominations made on or after 11 March 2019, this Instrument is not retrospective.

Includes the requirement for the Health Workforce Certificate for specified medical practitioner occupations.


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