NSW skilled migration program is now open and accepting nomination applications for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491) until 5pm Friday, 26 June 2020.
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa allows the applicant to temporarily live and work in regional or low-population growth metropolitan area of Australia for up to 5 years. It is based on a points-based system and requires sponsorship by either a relative living in a designated area or a State/ Territory government. To be eligible to apply, the applicant must:
- Meet all the requirements Subclass 491 visa, such as age requirement, points claim, English language requirement
- Have an occupation that is on the current NSW regional skilled occupation list, and
- Be living in a designated regional area of NSW currently.
Regional centres and other regional areas of NSW include areas with postcode: 2250 to 2258, 2260 to 2263, 2311 to 2490, 2527, 2536 to 2551, 2575 to 2739, 2753 to 2754, 2756 to 2758 and, 2773 to 2898.
The current NSW regional skilled occupation list comprises 328 occupations, last updated on 09 December 2019, and can be accessed here.