Family Sponsored Visa 491

If you have an eligible relative living in a Designated Area of Australia then you may be eligible to apply for this visa.

Subclass 491 Family Sponsored

Visa 491 Family Sponsored visa is a provisional visa for 5 years. You can be eligible for Skilled Regional Subclass 191 Permanent visa, if you live and work in a designated regional area of Australia. All members of your family must live, work or study in a Designated Regional Area of Australia.

491 Family Sponsored Visa Requirements

In order to apply for 491 visa you must:

  • Be nominated to apply by a state or territory government agency, or an eligible relative must sponsor you.
  • Have an occupation on a relevant skilled occupation list.
  • Have a suitable skills assessment for your nominated occupation.
  • Be invited to apply through Skill Select system.
  • You must achieve a minimum of 65 points.

491 Family Sponsored Visa Invitation

Subclass 491 Family Sponsored is an invitation only visa. You must apply for and be invited to apply for subclass 491 visa in 491 visa invitation round.

491 Family Sponsored Visa Processing Time

Visa subclass 491 family sponsored processing times can vary due to individual circumstances of each application such as:

  • Whether you have lodged a complete 491 visa application. This includes all necessary supporting documents.
  • How promptly you respond to requests for more information.
  • How long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided.
  • How long it takes to receive information from external agencies in relation to your skilled regional 491 visa Australia application. This particularly relates to health, character, and national security requirements.
  • Changes in application volumes.
  • Changes in Ministerial policy and directions.

Many applicants finalised recently had been lodged for some months with processing time as follows:

  • 25% of applications: 5 Months
  • 50% of applications: 12 Months
  • 75% of applications: 15 Months
  • 90% of applications: 20 Months

491 Family Sponsored Visa Points

The subclass 491 Family Sponsored is a points tested visa. Therefore you will need to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) in Skill Select and indicate various points you claim under various categories. You must obtain a score of 65 points in order to be invited to apply for this visa. If you are invited to apply for subclass 491 family sponsored visa, then you will need to prove all the 491 visa points claims you have made with evidence.

491 Family Sponsored Visa Conditions

When you are granted 491 family sponsored visa it will be granted subject to 491 visa conditions. You must abide by all visa conditions attached to your visa.

491 Family Sponsored Visa Occupation List

You can nominate an occupation for 491 Family Sponsored visa from Subclass 491 Skilled Occupation List.

Subclass 491 Family Sponsored Visa Frequently Asked Questions

Who can sponsor 491 visa?

Your sponsor for visa 491 Australia must be:

  • 18 years old or older.
  • Usually resident in a designated area of Australia.
  • Be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • Be your eligible relative or your partner’s eligible relative if your partner is also applying for this visa.

An eligible relative can be:

  • A parent.
  • A child or step-child.
  • A brother, sister, adoptive brother, adoptive sister, step-brother or step-sister.
  • An aunt, uncle, adoptive aunt, adoptive uncle, step-aunt or step-uncle.
  • A nephew, niece, adoptive nephew, adoptive niece, step-nephew or step-niece.
  • A grandparent.
  • A first cousin.

Disclaimer: ‘Atlantis International Pty Ltd’ and its associates are independent consulting entities which are not associated in anyway with the Australian ‘Department of Home Affairs’ (DOHA). Information on this website does not constitute personal migration advice. For a customized migration advice based on your personal circumstances, please call and talk to one of our Immigration Consultants or register your interest with our Associates.

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