Employer Sponsored stream (Subclass 494)

The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa, subclass 494, offers a unique opportunity for skilled workers to live, work, and study in designated regional areas of Australia for a duration of 5 years. This visa also allows multiple entries to and from Australia while it is valid. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can even apply for permanent residence after holding the 494 visa for 3 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can apply for permanent residence after holding the subclass 494 visa for 3 years.

Yes, you can include eligible family members in your application, provided they meet health and character requirements.

Processing times vary but generally range from 5 to 14 months, depending on individual circumstances.

Failure to comply with the visa conditions, such as working in the nominated occupation and regional Australia, may lead to visa cancellation.

The visa cannot be extended. You can explore other visa options if needed.

Yes, you can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid.

A history of visa refusals may impact your eligibility. It is essential to meet all the criteria for a successful application.

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