Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa

Skilled Employer Sponsor Regional (Provisional) Visa

Subclass 494

The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa is temporary and is designed for skilled workers who wish to reside and work in regional Australia.

It enables skilled workers to be sponsored by an Australian employer in a regional area for a duration of up to five years. Unlike the Temporary Skill Shortage visa, applicants must be under 45 years of age at time of application. This visa provides a direct pathway to permanent residence through the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa after three years of regional work.