You can claim an extra 15 points towards meeting skilled migration points test, if you are successful in receiving 491 state nomination from Victoria.
State nomination from state of Victoria for subclass 491 can help you claim an extra 15 points towards meeting skilled migration points test.
The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visa allows skilled migrants to study, live and work in designated regional areas for a period of 5 years, with a pathway to permanent residency. You must receive 491 state nomination from Victoria before you can apply for subclass 491 visa.
After 3 years being on Subclass 491, the visa holders may be eligible to apply for the subclass 191 visa which provides permanent residency to the visa holders.
To be eligible to apply for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) nomination, you must satisfy the following 491 visa Victoria requirements:
Designated Regional Area - Designated City or Major Regional Centre Postcodes
Victoria - 3211 to 3232, 3235, 3240, 3328, 3330 to 3333, 3340 and 3342.
Designated Regional Area - Regional Centre or Other Regional Area Postcodes
Victoria - 3097 to 3099, 3139, 3233 to 3234, 3236 to 3239, 3241 to 3325, 3329, 3334, 3341, 3345 to 3424, 3430 to 3799, 3809 to 3909, 3912 to 3971 and 3978 to 3996.
The visa 491 Victoria requirements application process consists of four steps:
If you are offshore, you are eligible to submit a Registration of Interest in any occupation in 491 visa occupation list. State of Victoria is currently prioritising health, social worker and teaching occupations, however encourages applicants in other occupations to submit a Registration of Interest as you may be considered. Offshore applicants will need to provide the following documents:
If you are onshore and invited to lodge a subclass 491 state nomination application, you will need to provide the following documents to show meet the requirements:
To be selected for Victorian 190 visa nomination, you must first submit a Registration of Interest (ROI).
You will be notified of state's decision by email:
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