AUSTRALIA – SUBCLASS 489
One visa subclass for Australia that is often overlooked by applicants is that of subclass 489, Skilled Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional).
This is a 4 year visa which allows the applicant to apply for permanent residence after living in designated area of Australia for 2 years and working for 1 year.
Applicants can be sponsored by a state government or by a relative living in a designated area.
One crucial difference is that the applicant does not need to work in an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List but instead occupations on the much broader Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) can be included.
Your relative must live in a designated area of Australia which includes all of the following states / territories; Western Australia, South Australia, ACT, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Victoria.
New South Wales is included apart from Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle.
Queensland is included apart from the Brisbane metropolitan area.
The following relatives are eligible to sponsor for this subclass;
– Brothers and Sisters
– Uncles and Aunts
– Nephews and Nieces
– First Cousins
If you are interested in applying for migration to Australia, then please contact us so that we can check your eligibility.