Documents Required for 491 Visa
For all Applicants to be included in the application
The following documents will need to be provided by all the applicants for Visa 491:
- Identity documents such as passport, birth certificate, proof of name change such as marriage or divorce certificate.
- If you are or have been married, widowed, divorced or permanently separated, provide proof such as marriage certificates, divorce documents, death certificates, separation documents or statutory declarations.
- Provide an overseas police certificate from every country, including your home country, where you spent a total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years since you turned 16, any military service records or discharge papers if you served in the armed forces of any country.
- Passport size photographs.
For Primary Applicant
The following documents will need to be provided by the primary applicant for Visa 491 Australia:
- All academic certificates and transcripts.
- COE's of your course completed from Australia; and Course completion letter.
- English test results such as IELTS or PTE Academic or TOEFL or OET.
- Professional Year certificate (If you have).
- NAATI Certificate (If you have).
- Evidence of any specialist qualification.
- Skills Assessment outcome letter.
- Any professional registration or license certificate.
- Employment reference letters and evidence of payslips, bank statements, tax records and superannuation record.
- Your curriculum vitae or resume that includes your full employment and educational history, including dates and positions held within last ten years.
- If you have a close family member living in 'Designated Regional Area' of Australia then their ID and proof of residence.
For Spouse or De facto Partner
The following documents will need to be provided by the primary applicant for 491 Visa Australia:
- English test results such as IELTS or PTE Academic or TOEFL or OET (if you are claiming partner English points).
- Skills Assessment outcome letter (if you are claiming partner skilled occupation points).
- Marriage certificate (if applicable); or for de facto relationship provide either evidence that your relationship is registered by an Australian State or Territory; or enough documents to prove you have been in a de facto relationship with your partner for at least 12 months before you apply.
All documents are to be color pdf files. Where documents are not in English, an authorised translated version needs to be provided.
Subclass 491 Checklist for State Nominations
Subclass 491 Visa Document Checklist SA
While applying for Subclass 491 Visa Nomination you will need to provide:
- Bank statements in your name showing salary transactions and daily expenses for the work experience period required for your nominated occupation.
- One of the following in your name, Current lease agreement(s) with proof of rental payments, Utility bills for the past six months (for example, gas, electricity, water, or rates bill), and Current Vehicle Registration.
If you are a 'Long Term Resident of South Australia', you will need to provide evidence of continuous residency for the period required in South Australia. You can provide a combination of any of the following documents to demonstrate continuous residency in South Australia over that period:
- Residing in South Australia documents.
- Work experience documents.
- Qualification documents.
- Confirmation of Enrollment (COE) for courses.
- Visa grant notices.
If you are submitting a 491 Visa ROI application under the 'Highly Skilled and Talented Stream', then you will need to provide the following:
- A copy of your curriculum vitae (CV).
- A copy of your current employment contract.
- A letter of job offer, if you are applying from onshore and have a job offer in South Australia or intend to relocate to the South Australian office of your current company.
Subclass 491 Visa Checklist VIC
If you have indicated in your Visa Subclass 491 Registration of Interest (ROI) that you are currently working in Victoria, then you will also need to provide the following:
- Employment contract.
- Payslips (most recent four weeks).
- Superannuation statement.
- Position description.
Subclass 491 Visa Documents Checklist WA
Have a contract of employment for full time employment for at least 6 months in the nominated or closely related occupation in Western Australia.
Documents Required for 491 Visa NSW
If you are resident in Australia then you must show proof of residence in New South Wales in the last 6 months such as:
- Lease agreement.
- Bank Statements.
- Utility Bills.
- Job contract or payslips.
- License or registration details.
Subclass 491 Visa Checklist QLD
Provide evidence that you have been living in Queensland and undertaking full-time post qualification employment of a minimum of 35 hours per week over the past 6 months in your nominated occupation, and that your job is available to you for a further period of 12 months:
- Job Offer and Employment contract.
Subclass 491 Visa Checklist TAS
If you or any family members (including those who don't apply for nomination with you) owe fees to Tasmanian Government agencies, such as for education or health, the debt must be paid or arrangements for payment must be made prior to seeking nomination. You will not be eligible for nomination until the debt has been paid or a payment plan has been accepted by the agency.
If you are applying under 'Tasmanian Skilled Employment Pathway':
- If you are working in a role classified as Skill Level 1 – 3 according to ANZSCO then you must have been working in Tasmania for at least six months immediately prior to your application. Your employment must average at least 20 hours per week over the six-month period immediately prior to lodging your application. If you have a skills assessment and related employment in an occupation listed on the Tasmanian Onshore Skilled Occupation List (TOSOL), then you may be eligible for nomination after three months of employment.
- If you are working in a role classified at ANZSCO Skill Level 4 or 5 then you must have been working in Tasmania for at least twelve months immediately prior to your application. Your employment must average at least 20 hours per week over the 12-month period prior to lodging your application.
If you are applying under 'Tasmanian Skilled Graduate Pathway':
- You must have completed a course of study and obtained a letter of completion from a tertiary institution in Tasmania registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Your course of study must be AQF 5 (Diploma) or higher, or at least Certificate III related to an ANZSCO Major Group 3 or Group 4 occupation, and be listed on CRICOS with a duration of at least 40 weeks.
If you are applying under 'Tasmanian Established Resident Pathway':
- You must have been living in Tasmania for at least two years (with no more than 50 per cent of total Australian residence period spent in another Australian state or territory) and currently be employed in Tasmania in either: a role equivalent to ANZSCO Skill Level 1-3, including a cumulative six months experience at the same level in the last 12 months (a minimum 20 hours per week), or a role equivalent to ANZSCO Skill Level Skill Level 4 or 5, with a cumulative 12 months experience at the same level or higher in the last 18 months (a minimum 20 hours per week).
If you are applying under 'Tasmanian Business Operator Pathway':
- You must demonstrate that you have established and operated a business (solely owned or co-owned with spouse) in Tasmania for at least 12 months. Your business must have provided a personal taxable income to you of at least 85 per cent of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (A$59,500).
If you are applying under 'Overseas Applicant Pathway':
- You must have received a formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania that is closely related to your nominated occupation.
- You, or any of your dependents must not have lived in another Australian state or territory within the last 12 months.
- Your employer must have a well-established business that has been actively operating in Tasmania for at least the past 12 months.
Subclass 491 Visa Application Document Checklist for NT
If you already live in Australia:
- If you or any of your migrating dependents are currently living interstate, you will not be eligible for the Northern Territory (NT) nomination.
- If you or any of your migrating dependents are currently on a student visa and have not completed studies in an NT institution, you will not be eligible for NT nomination.
If you apply from outside Australia:
- Offshore applicants will generally only be nominated for a subclass 491 visa.
- Priority Occupation Stream: Offshore applicants under this stream must have a full migration skills assessment in an occupation listed on the Northern Territory Offshore Migration Occupations List (NTOMOL).
- NT Family Stream: Offshore applicants under this stream must have a family member in the NT who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen or hold one of the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491, Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 494, Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 489, a bridging visa granted in association with an application for a Skilled Regional Visa subclass 887 or Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) subclass 191 visa, and is usually resident in the Northern Territory, and has been living in the NT for at least 12 months.
Subclass 491 Document Checklist for ACT
If you want to meet Canberra resident applicant eligibility:
- Your bank statements / transaction history must record ACT banking activity for this period. You may also live within a 30-minute commuting distance in NSW e.g., Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra, and Googong. You worked in Canberra for at least 13 weeks. You can work for more than one employer, be self-employed, and/or be a Small Business Owner.
If you want to meet Overseas applicant eligibility:
- You must attach an employment statement explaining the research undertaken and confirming that you are employable in Canberra. The statement should include recent job vacancies you are eligible for.
- Evidence that you and any migrating dependents (except children enrolled at school in the ACT) are living overseas, and have not lived in Australia for the last 12 months, and do not hold a current Australian visa (or bridging visa) with the exception of an Australian visitor visa.
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