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Skilled Regional Provisional Visa - Subclass 489

Invited Pathway

If you don't have enough points to apply for permanent residence, this visa is an option. This four-year visa is for applicants who agree to live and work in regional areas of Australia. They must have qualifications suitable for occupations on the Medium to Long-term skill shortage list. After living in the local area for two years, and working in any job for twelve months, you may qualify for full permanent residency via the 187-visa pathway. Applicants must be nominated by a State or Territory Government or by an eligible Australian resident relative who lives in a Designated Area.

Extended Stay Pathway

This visa is for existing Australian residents who hold a subclass 475, 487, 495 or 496 visas and wish to live, work or study in a regional area. The 489 visa is valid for four years from the date their existing visa grants.

Our Service

Our Team has assisted many applicants over the years, to obtain a 489 visa and go on to receive a 187 permanent residence visa. We fully understand the regulatory requirements for the vis and can offer full support in gathering the supporting material and preparing and lodging the visa application. You may well have been referred to us by one of our many successful and grateful clients.

If you do have an interest in this visa, or would like more information, please register your interest below, and we will get back to you.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I get a FREE consultation?

Yes. Your first consultation with our registered migration agent is free.

How long does it take to get a booking confirmation?

On average it may take between 3 hours to 24 hours to get a booking confirmation on weekdays.

Any request received on weekends and public holidays will be confirmed on the next business day.

Am I going to get advice from a registered migration agent?

Yes. All our migration agents advisors are registered with OMARA - Australia's Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority and abide by the migration agents' code of conduct.

How can I get a status update on my application process?

Your case officer will keep you informed of any progress on your visa application through emails and phone calls.

Note: The Visa Office will not respond to requests for a status update. They will only contact us if they require more information, such as medical checks and police checks. Otherwise, we need to wait until we hear anything back from the Visa Office.

If you would like to discuss an urgent matter with your case officer then, please click here and fill in the primary applicant's contact details and your case officer will get in touch with you shortly.