SC494 Visa

The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa is a temporary employer-sponsored visa that allows a potential employer to sponsor a highly skilled person in a regional area to meet their business needs for up to 5 years.

Getting an offer of employment from an Australian company is one of the best routes to living in Australia – and if your job offer happens to be in regional Australia, there are even more visa options available to you. One such option is the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) SC494 Visa, which is a temporary visa that allows you to work in the country for up to five years. After three years, you may become eligible to obtain permanent residency in Australia.

SC494 Visa holders can:
• live and work in Australia for up to five years
• include immediate family in their 494 visa application
• transition to permanent residency (if eligible) via the 191 Regional Skilled Visa Pathway

Applying for a SC494 Visa

The Subclass 494 visa is open to applicants since November 2019. To be eligible to apply for this visa, applicants must:

• be under 45 years
• have at least 3 years work experience
• have a valid skill assessment
• demonstrate competent English
• meet the health and character requirements

More benefits of the SC494 Visa

• Regional areas include all areas except the areas of; Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
• Increased number of eligible occupations
• Provisional visa with option to transition to permanent residency after three years
• Priority processing of applications

We can help with each step of the process, including advice and assistance with a skills assessment if necessary. So, speak to our registered migration agent to check your eligibility to apply for the Subclass 494 Visa.

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