Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa – SC 491

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa – SC 491 is a temporary Australian visa valid for 5 years, sponsored by a State or Territory. It allows individuals to reside, work, and study in a specific regional area of Australia. If eligible, it can lead to permanent residence through the Skilled Regional (subclass 191) visa.


To be eligible for this Australian visa, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Your occupation must be listed on the relevant skilled occupation list.
  • You need to have a suitable skills assessment for your occupation.
  • Receive a nomination from a state or territory government agency, or have an eligible relative sponsor you.
Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa – SC 491


You will need to provide the following as evidence to apply for the visa:

  • Have an occupation listed on the relevant skilled occupation list.
  • Obtain a suitable skills assessment for your occupation.
  • Obtain State/territory nomination from the relevant government authority.
  • If sponsored by a family member, submit a completed visa Sponsor declaration form along with evidence that they are an eligible relative residing in a designated area.
  • Receive an invitation to apply for the visa and be under the age of 45.
  • Meet the points test requirement with a minimum score of 65 or higher.
  • Demonstrate competent English language skills at the time of invitation.
  • Meet the health and character requirements.
Here’s how we assist:

Our experienced team can assist you in applying for a Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa – SC 491. We provide comprehensive support for all aspects of the general skilled migration program, including evaluating your situation to optimize your points, guiding you through the Skills Assessment process, preparing your Expression of Interest, visa applications, handling dependant applicants, managing bridging visas, and ensuring you receive the Australian visa grant.

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