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UPDATE - 491 Regional Skilled Visa in NSW - November 2023

NSW have announced there will be two invitation pathways for the 491 visa

Pathway 1: Direct Application with NSW


· If you have been living and working in regional NSW for at least 12 months, and

· Working with the same employer for at least 12 months,

· After the date you are legally “deemed skilled”, and

· Working in your nominated (or closely related) occupation, and

· Being paid a minimum salary of $70,000 (pro rata if you are working under 38 hours per week), and

· Can meet all the other usual requirements.

Pathway 2: Invitation by NSW


If you are not eligible to submit a Nomination application with NSW for a 491 visa under Pathway 1, you may want to try being invited under Pathway 2.


You must have been residing in NSW for a minimum of 3 consecutive months, or if you are currently offshore you must have been offshore for at least 3 months.


These two pathways will open soon.


Whether you are eligible for Pathway 1 or 2, or just want advice on these changes, we're here to guide you through the process. Start your migration adventure with us!




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