Benefits of the 491 Visa

491 Visa

491 Visa - Pathway to Permanent Residence

To qualify for a 491 Visa you are required to have an occupation on the Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List or State List, be aged under 45 and score over 65 points.

Take our Free Visa Checker to see if you qualify for the 491 Visa. We’ll give you the candid facts about your chances. If you don’t qualify then we’ll check and see if there’s any other Australia Visa options for you.

During your free consultation we’ll also discuss eligibility, time frames, costs, relocation and answer all the questions you’ve been searching. Emigrate Australia guarantees an exceptionally personal service at an industry-beating affordable cost.

Steps Required for the 491 Visa

Key Elements of Your 491 Application

The 491 visa provides a pathway to apply for permanent residence in Australia. To then apply for the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa (Subclass 191) you must have held an eligible visa (491 or 494) for at least 3 years, have had a taxable income at or above the income threshold ($53,900/year) for at least 3 years, and all applicants must have complied with the conditions of their visa.

Expression of Interest

Applicants for this visa must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) online in order to be invited to apply. Once you have been invited to apply, you must be able to satisfy the basic visa requirements to qualify for a visa in the General Skilled Migration program, which includes Skills Assessment.

Get Nominated

You must be either nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency or indicate that you will be sponsored by an eligible relative. Submit an expression of interest (EOI) for the visa to get an estimate of your points score. If you score enough points, state and territory government agencies can see your EOI and nominate you for the visa.

Invitation to Apply

After being selected from the EOI pool you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The ITA can be thought of as 'approval in principle'. It means that all things being equal, based on the information provided in the EOI then Australia would like to issue your visa. However, this stage required the Formal Application. Visa fees are due at this stage, and also background and medical checks.

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We believe that all Families & Individuals wanting to Immigrate to Australia should be able to do so. Securing your visa is a complex legal process as no two applications are the same. Our prices represent the very best value available and we pride ourselves on our affordability.

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