NSW nominations open on 15 June for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)

Hicksons Partner and Registered Migration Agent (#1797237), Najeh Marhaba, has welcomed the announcement of the opening of NSW nominations for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491). This visa is for up to 5 years and provides a pathway to permanent residency via the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191). The subclass 191 visa commences on 16 November 2022.  
Applicants need to have employment experience in a skills shortage area listed on the NSW Stream 1 Regional Skilled Occupation List. They also need to have been living and working in a designated regional area in NSW for at least the last 12 months. The regional area list for visas was expanded in November last year and now includes Newcastle, the Hunter Region and the Illawarra.

The NSW Government will open the subclass 491 nomination application on Monday, 15 June, and will stop accepting applications at 5pm Tuesday 23 June 2020. All applications will be assessed by the end of the financial year - Tuesday 30 June 2020. 

The experienced Hicksons Migration Assistance Service team are available to provide more information on visa options, including nominations for the subclass 491 visa, and are available to assist with finalising applications before the 23 June cut-off date.

For a confidential discussion with Najeh, please click here.

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