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The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 494 was introduced by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) on 16th November, 2019, replacing previous visa Subclass 187. This visa allows skilled workers to live and work in a designated regional area of Australia for up to 5 years.
The Subclass 494 visa provides the holder with temporary residency in Australia, with conditions.
To be eligible to apply for the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa, applicants must meet the following requirements:
To be eligible to apply for a Subclass 494 Visa applicants must first be nominated by an employer, whose business is lawfully operating in Australia.
Before the visa application can be lodged, the eligible employer must first either be an approved work sponsor, or successfully lodge a nomination application.
Potential applicants can also be nominated for an occupation which is the subject of a labour agreement between the Commonwealth and the nominator.
Nomination and Visa Charges can be found here.
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