The Australian Government has announced two new regional visa categories. The Skilled Regional (Provisional) 489 Visa will close to new applicants from 16th November 2019 and replaced by the new Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) 491 Visa. 14,000 places have been allocated to this visa subclass.
Applications for the permanent Regional Sponsored 187 Visa will also close on 16th November 2019, with the exception of applicants who are subject to transitional arrangements. This visa will be replaced with the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) 494 Visa. 9,000 places have been allocated to this visa subclass.
A third new visa, the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) 191 Visa will also be available from 16th November 2022 for491 or 494 Visa holders. Immi.homeaffairs.gov.au
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