491 Visa NSW

NSW 491 Visa Program

The Skilled Work Regional 491 visa allows points-tested skilled workers and their families to live, study and work in designated regional areas for a period of 5 years. This visa is for people who wish to settle in regional Australia who have skills that are in high demand in Australia’s labour market.

Here we would like to provide you the latest update about the requirements and process to apply for the 491 visa for New South Wales.

2020-21 Financial Year Update

NSW Government has been provided a limited number of interim nomination places for the 2020–21 financial year.

These places will be filled by applications held on-hand from the 2019-20 financial year, who have:

  • maintained their eligibility, specifically regional NSW residency, and
  • whose occupations are in health, ICT and engineering occupations, in line with direction from Home Affairs.

NSW is not accepting new applications at this time, and does not provide a time frame when applications will open by phone or email.

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