June 18th, 2020

NSW 491 criteria expanded to NO minimum residence time in regional area

Message from NSW Stat Government
Applications extended to candidates residing in regional NSW

Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491)
NSW Treasury is extending applications to all eligible candidates who are currently residing in a designated regional area in NSW. Please see detailed information below.
Applications must be received by 5pm Friday, 26 June 2020.
We will endeavour to assess applications by the end of the financial year; Tuesday, 30 June 2020.

Who can apply?
Only candidates who meet all the requirements below are able to submit an application.
If you do not meet these requirements, we strongly urge you not to apply as your application will be declined.
The NSW nomination fee is not refundable.

You can only apply for NSW nomination if you meet Department of Home Affairs’ requirements for this visa and:
1. have an occupation on the NSW Regional Skilled Occupation List, and;
2. are living in a designated regional area in NSW.
There is no minimum time-frame for how long you have been residing in regional NSW, however you must be able to demonstrate your place of residence through evidence.

If you do not meet all of these requirements, you are not able to apply for NSW nomination.

How to apply
Instructions on how to apply are published on our Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) web page.

Your application
As we have a short time-frame to assess your application, it is important that your application is complete.
Before submitting your application, please carefully review our frequently asked questions and document checklist which is included in our application form.