491 and 191 visa replaced 187 visa. As of November 2019 regional visa can be obtained in two stages process.
First step is to apply fro 491 temporary visa. This visa lets skilled workers to live and work in Australia for up to 5 years and apply for permanent visa.
- Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa – Main applicant
- Include family
- include family members in your application when you apply
- add family members to your application after you apply but before we decide on your visa
For 191 visa, your family members are:
- your partner
- your dependent child or stepchild
- your partner’s dependent child or stepchild
- the dependent child or stepchild of your or your partner’s dependent child or stepchild
You can include members of the family unit in your application if they currently hold an eligible visa. You must include each family member who is eligible to apply for this visa at the time you lodge your application. You can’t add family members after you have submitted your application.
You can include family members who no longer meet the standard definition of member of the family unit provided they hold an eligible visa that was granted on the basis that they were a member of your family unit. This provision would apply, for example, if you want to include a child in your application who has turned 23 years of age since they were granted an eligible visa
Family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our health and character requirements.
Family members who do not apply for the visa with you might also have to meet the requirements.
Basic Eligibility for training visa.
- be sponsored
- be nominated (unless your sponsor is a Commonwealth Government agency)
- be invited (if your sponsor is a Commonwealth Government agency)
The 491 visa involves a two-step process:
Step 1: The first part of the application process is the nomination application. This is regarding the position to be filled, salary details, efforts to hire Australian workers and the ‘genuineness’ of the position. The business must also be viable to sponsor from overseas.
Step 2: a visa application by the nominated employee. The visa applicant must demonstrate that they meet the skills required for their occupation as well as health and character requirements.
407 training visa is a temporary visa. We might grant you a visa allowing you to stay in Australia for up to 2 years.
407 training visa allows you to complete a workplace-based training (to improve your skills for your current occupation, area of tertiary study or field of expertise), or a professional development training program
How much cost visa to Australia
You will need to pay an extra charge called a second instalment for any family member aged 18 years or older who:
- applies for the visa with you, and
- has less than Functional English
If you need to pay the second instalment for a family member, they will be eligible for English
You can be in or outside Australia when you loading your 491 visa application. Application lodged in Australia, will give you a bridging visa.