Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 

The Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) is designed for skilled workers who aspire to live and work in regional areas of Australia. This visa allows you and your family to experience life in Australia's regional communities. The visa is temporary and valid for four years, with the possibility of applying for permanent residence through the Skilled—Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887) if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) provides a pathway to apply for the Skilled—Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887), which grants permanent residency in Australia.

While not mandatory, it’s advisable to have health insurance to cover unforeseen medical expenses in Australia. Some countries have reciprocal healthcare agreements with Australia, which may provide limited coverage.

: Yes, you can travel as many times as you want while the visa is valid. However, the time spent outside Australia does not extend the visa duration.

No, this visa is digitally linked to your passport, so you won’t receive a label in your passport.

You and your family must comply with all visa conditions and Australian laws. Depending on your specific circumstances, there may be additional conditions related to marriage, specified work, or study areas.

The processing time varies, with the fastest 25% of applications processed in approximately 43 months and the slowest 10% in around 47 months. The actual processing time depends on various factors, including document completeness and checks.

No, you cannot extend the subclass 489 visa. If you wish to stay longer in Australia, you should explore other visa options or consider applying for permanent residency through the subclass 887 visa.

Currently, there are no frequently asked questions available for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114).