Transitional arrangements for the new Skilled Work Regional visa

Transitional arrangements for the new Skilled Work Regional visa

The special edition March 2019 of the skilled visa newsletter provided details of the new regional visas coming into effect in November 2019.

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa will commence on 16 November 2019. The Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa will cease at 11:59pm on 15 November 2019. This will affect the ability of states and territories to nominate and issue invitations for the subclass 489 visa and for intending migrants to lodge EOIs and lodge applications for this visa in accordance with the table below.

Key dates to note are:

Date Action
   
10 September 2019 LAST day for states and territory governments to nominate and for invitations to be issued to an intending migrant for a subclass 489 visa. LAST day for intending migrants to lodge an EOI in SkillSelect for the subclass 489 visa.
   
15 November 2019 LAST day for people who have been invited to apply for a subclass 489 visa to lodge a subclass 489 visa application.
   
From 16 November 2019 Intending migrants can lodge an EOI for the subclass 491 visa. State and territory governments can nominate and invitations are able to be issued to an intending migrant for a subclass 491 visa. Visa applications can be lodged for the subclass 491 visa for intending migrants issued with an invitation to apply.

It is important to note that throughout this period nominations, invitations, EOIs and applications are NOT affected for the 189 or 190 visa subclasses.

If you need help with your Visa application contact This is Australia on (+61) 07 5592 0755 or use our online contact form.

Skilled Work Regional