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Applications for 491 Visa Nominations are Now Open

Skilled migrants play an important role in filling identified skill shortages in our region and in helping our local businesses prosper. We are pleased to advise that we are now accepting applications for Skilled Work Regional (491) Visa nominations for the Northern Inland region.

Our website has been updated with a wealth of information, including how to apply for a 491 visa nomination which breaks down the process for applicants into a simple 7-step process, making it easy for applicants to determine their eligibility and apply.

As a result of COVID-19 and significant reductions in Australia’s Migration Program Planning Levels, the chances of being nominated are currently low and you must meet the published nomination criteria to apply. Applicants are encouraged to pay close attention to the eligibility criteria, our occupation list and the information on the form for the stream being applied for before proceeding with an application. We have also created a list of frequently asked questions and helpful information for visa holders to assist applicants as well as information for employers.

At this stage, we will are unable to accept offshore applications under stream 3a, 3b and 3c until further notice. This is due to the request from the Australian Government to prioritise on-shore applicants and the national border restrictions because of COVID-19. This will be reviewed in April and while we understand that many are currently facing difficult situations, no exceptions can be made.

If you have any questions about applying for a 491 visa nomination after reading through our frequently asked questions please contact our Senior Skilled Migration Officer, Gary Fry on 02 6771 0700 or at migration@rdani.org.au

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