The 491 Pathway to PR

491 pathway to PR

The 491 pathway to PR is one of the most popular options for skilled migrants. This visa allows you to live and work in regional Australia for 5 years and provides a pathway to permanent residency. It’s a great option for those who want to enjoy all the benefits of Australia as a permanent resident, including full-time work rights, Medicare, etc.

To be eligible for subclass 491, you need to be nominated by either an Australian state or territory government agency or sponsored by an eligible relative who lives in the region. You also need to meet the minimum taxable income and living expenditure requirements of the visa.

491 Visa vs. 190 Visa: Choosing the Right Path to Australian PR

You can use the Australia points calculator to check your eligibility for visa subclass 491. Generally, you need at least 65 points to be invited to apply for this visa. However, the minimum point score can vary on a case-by-case basis. For example, it might be higher for people with a higher age, higher qualification, or more work experience.

Applicants must nominate a regional area of Australia (ACT, Queensland, or Tasmania) to be eligible for the subclass 491 visa. They must also meet the occupation and state nomination requirements of the nominating agency and have passed the skills assessment.

If you are interested in applying for the 491 visa, it’s important to seek expert advice from a professional migration agent. At No Borders Law Group, our team of experts will be able to help you navigate the complex visa application process and make sure all your documents are in order. Contact us to book your free initial assessment today!