The 489 Skilled Regional Visa, popularly known as Subclass 489 visa, is a temporary visa. It allows skilled workers or skilled migrants to work and live in Australia.
Please remember that subclass 489 has been recently closed by the Australian government. It has been replaced by subclass 491 visa (Skilled Work Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 491) effective from 16 November 2019.
Subclass 489 visa category is specially designed for applicants who possess
These factors have to be in demand in specified regional areas/territories or some specific states of Australia.
In order to be eligible to apply for a Subclass 489 Provisional Visa in Australia, you must fulfil the following conditions to satisfy the immigration law:
The Subclass 489 visa is a four-year provisional visa that requires you to live in a regional area for at least two years and work full time (minimum 35 hours a week) for at least 12 months, before you become eligible to apply for permanent residency.
Here is the list of the documents that you need to arrange before applying for a Subclass 489 Visa:
You can submit the following identity proofs.
Following documents are considered as great evidence of your professional credentials –
4. Educational Qualification Documents
You also have to furnish the copies of your
These will establish your educational qualification when you apply for a Skilled regional provisional Visa.
5. Language Proficiency Proof
Proof of English language proficiency is required to be submitted along with your visa application. IELTS score is the best to serve the purpose as it is preferred by immigration authorities across the world. A minimum score of 6 in each section is recommended
7. Medical Report
You will have 60 days to apply for your subclass 489 provisional visa from the date of receiving an invitation.
We are mentioning the step-by-step guide to make you understand the application process.
The cost of Subclass 489 is variable and it depends on the pathway that the applicant has taken.
Here is a chart that explains the cost for each pathway :
|Types of Visa Application
|Subsequent Entry Pathway
This chart mentions only flat rates. You may have to bear additional costs to cover expenses for health assessment, biometrics, and police certification.
You can take the help of this Visa Pricing Estimator to have a better idea of the pricing for several types of Australian visas.
The Skilled Regional Provisional Visa or Subclass 489 is a temporary visa that allows skilled professionals to work and live in Australia. This visa comes with three different pathways that enable temporary 489 visa holders to secure permanent residence in Australia for up to 4 years with help of a state/territory/family sponsorship.
Here are the pathways and approximate processing time for each of them :
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With Subclass 489 visa, the applicant can:
The 489 visa subclass is a 4-year provisional visa that entitles you to live in a specified regional area in Australia for a maximum of 4 years. It also allows you to work full time for a minimum period of 12 months. You are allowed to convert your subclass 489 visa into a Permanent Residence Visa only when you fulfil the following requirements:
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