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494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa

494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa

This is a temporary residency visa (with five-year travel facility) that allows an employer to hire a skilled overseas employee directly if they operate within a designated regional area (DRA).   DRA is a very misleading term. DRA’s currently mean NOT Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane but may expand over time to include those areas which are borderline (ACT, Perth, Gold Coast) – time will tell.

This visa process is very similar to the 482 Temporary Skilled Shortage visa process except it is a five year visa leading to the subclass 191 Permanent Residence visa where the client has worked for three years living, studying and/or working in a DRA.

There is also a Labour Agreement stream as discussed in the 186 visa webpage.

You must:

  • be nominated by an approved work sponsor
  • have an occupation on a relevant skilled occupation list
  • have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation
  • be under 45 years of age
  • meet minimum standards of english language proficiency

How can TranQuill Legal help you?

There is so much more to this visa than can be concisely conveyed in a webpage.  We highly recommend you arrange a consultation with us so we can discuss further with you. Contact one of our Registered Migration Agents today by calling our Canberra office on +61 (0)2 61405311 or email [email protected] or use our contact form and one of the team will be in touch to arrange a consultation within 24 business hours.