- have an occupation on a relevant State Government Occupation List or be nominated by that State OR be skilled in an occupation on the MLTSSL and be sponsored by an Eligible Family Member.
- have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
- be invited to apply
- satisfy the points test whether you are applying on the basis of a State nomination or a Family Member nomination, all applicants must meet a minimum score of 65 points on a points test.
- Have Competent English
- Meet health and character requirements
Note: Your nomination must not be withdrawn, or you will not be granted the visa.
If eligible, you can apply for permanent residence after 3 years from the time your visa is granted.
Applicant needs to lodge an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect and be invited to submit a visa application by the Department of Home Affairs.
An applicant for a 491 visa must be issued with a nomination by their State or Territory, or obtain family sponsorship.
Once you are invited to apply for your 491 visa, you must lodge your application within 60 days.
Other visa criteria also apply. Contact us to book a consultation and discuss the above with our team.