All about Australia Regional 489 Visa - How to Apply?

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Aishwarya Bhatnagar
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Updated on Feb 9, 2022 14:42 IST
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What is Australia Regional 489 Visa?

The Australia Regional Visa Subclass 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa is tailor-made for skilled workers who want to live and work in regional Australia. Applicants are allowed to bring their family members. Once the applicant is granted the Subclass 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa the candidate is eligible to apply for the Skilled Regional (Permanent) visa (subclass 887).

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There are three ways by which candidates can apply for this particular visa. Read on to know more about it. 

Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489): Invited Pathway

This visa is closed to new applications.

Stay Period

4 years

Cost

From AUD 4,045

Processing Time

 

75% of applications: 7 months

90% of applications: 10 months

Australia Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489): Extended Stay Pathway

Applicants who are skilled workers and who want to live and work in regional Australia can apply for the temporary Australia Regional 489 Visa. Applicants would be required to live, work and study in specified regional areas of Australia. Candidates are required to hold a subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496 visa. Applicants in possession of this Visa are eligible to stay in Australia for 4 years from the date of issue of their subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496 visa. They would be allowed to live, work and study in specified regional areas of Australia, and allowed to travel to and from Australia as many times as the applicant desires, while the visa is valid

Factors

Description

Stay Period

4 years

Cost

AUD 360

Processing Time:

There are no standard processing times available for this pathway.

Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489 Visa Australia): Subsequent Entry Pathway

This particular visa is for a member of the family unit of someone who holds a (Provisional) Skilled Australia Regional 489 Visa or a subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496 Visa. The applicant is required to live, work and study in specified regional areas of Australia. It is mandatory for the candidate to be a member of the family unit of someone who holds a 475, 487, 489, 495 or 496 Visa. The applicant is permitted to stay in Australia while the visa is valid, live, work and study in a specified regional area of Australia and travel to and from Australia as many times as you want, while the visa is valid.

Factors

Description

Stay Period

Until the visa that your family member holds ends.

Cost

From AUD 4,045

Processing Time

There are no standard processing times available for this pathway.

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