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New Skilled Visa Regime Introduced – 491 All Set to Replace 489

There’s some brilliant news for the regional applicants. There are two new skilled regional visa regimes that will debut on 16th November 2019. These new visas are all set to encourage regional migration.

The Skilled Work Regional Provisional Visa subclass 491 will be replacing the subclass 489 – The first provisional stream. Also, the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Provisional Visa sub class 491 will be taking over the subclass 187 direct entry stream regional sponsored migration scheme.

The legislation also indicates that if you have lived and worked full time in the South Australia for 2 years – 12 months of which working full time – on a 489; you might become eligible for the Australian permanent residency through the subclass 887.

The regional employers are also being given advantage with one SAF Levy instead of dual subclass levy. Previously, the employers were subjected to dual – 482 and 186 – subclass levy which added to the costing burdens.

The new bill also enforces swifter and prioritized processing of regional applicants. The acquirers of the 491 visas will be able to move freely between regions without having to apply for new visas for different regions.

This is a developing story because the bill also allows debate on new inclusions in the regional areas. We will keep updating this news as we get more confirmed information on the proceedings.

Source: Best Migration Services