Subclass 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa is a temporary visa for those who have the skills, capabilities, and experience and looking to live and work in an Australian regional area, bring their family, and apply for the Skilled Regional (Permanent) visa (subclass 887).
Its different pathways are:
- Invited pathway
- Extended stay pathway
- Subsequent entry pathway
Obligations for the 489 visa applicant
To avail of this category of visa, there are certain requirements that you will need to fulfil according to the pathways.
|Invited pathway||Extended stay pathway||Subsequent entry pathway|
|Stay Duration||Up to 4 years||4 years from the date your current skilled visa was granted||Until the visa that the family member holds ends.|
|Visa Cost||Starts from AUD 4,045||Starts from AUD 360||Starts from AUD 4,045|
|Things you must/ need to have||You must: |
`Be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government agency
`Sponsored by an eligible relative
`Complete a Skills Assessment
`Have an occupation on a relevant skilled occupation list
`Be invited to apply
|You must: |
`Hold a subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496 visa (Extended Stay pathway)
|You must: |
`Be one of the members of the family unit, of a subclass 475, 487, 489, 495 or 496 visa holder
|Activities in Australia you can undertake||You can- Stay and work in Australia for up to 4 yearslive, work and study in a specified region of AustraliaTravel to and from Australia, while your visa is validApply for permanent residence, if eligible Include members of the family unit in your visa application|
FAQs of Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 489) Short term stream
- Do I need to be invited to avail myself of this subclass of visa?
Yes, you can apply for Invited Pathway if you will need to be invited.
2. What is the minimum age to apply for this subclass of visa?
You must be aged under 45 years of age to apply for Invited Pathway.
There is no age limit to apply for this visa in the case of Extend Stay Pathway and Subsequent Entry Pathway.
3. Is there any specific document I will need to avail this subclass of visa?
|Invited Pathway||Extend Stay Pathway||Subsequent Entry Pathway|
|Nomination: You must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency or indicate that you will be sponsored by an eligible relative to avail of Invited Pathway.||Have this visa: To avail of Extend Stay Pathway, you must hold 1 of the following and have complied with all conditions of that visa for at least 2 years: |
Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (subclass 475)
Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (subclass 487)
Skilled Independent Regional visa (subclass 495)
Skilled Designated Area Sponsored Provisional visa (subclass 496)
|Have this visa: To apply for Subsequent Entry Pathway, you must: Be one of the members of the family unit, of a subclass 475, 487, 489, 495, or 496 visa holder Hold a substantive visa or a subclass 010 Bridging A visa, a subclass 020 Bridging B visa, or a subclass 030 Bridging C visa if applying for this visa while staying in Australia|