Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subsequent Entrant)


The Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subsequent Entrant) allows eligible family members of current Subclass 491 visa holders to join them in designated regional areas of Australia. This visa is designed to support family reunification and skilled migration to regional areas.


Eligibility Criteria

Key Points to Remember

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Eligible family members, including spouses, de facto partners, dependent children, and other dependent relatives, can apply.
Yes, subsequent entrants can apply for permanent residency, provided they meet the criteria for a Subclass 191 (Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional)) visa.
Designated regional areas include all of Australia except Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Specific postcodes can be checked on the Department of Home Affairs website.
Processing times can vary, but generally, it takes several months. Checking current processing times on the Department of Home Affairs website is recommended.
There are no work restrictions, but visa holders must work in designated regional areas as per visa conditions.
Applicants need to provide identity documents, relationship proof, evidence of the primary visa holder’s status, health and character documents, and other supporting documents.
Yes, dependent children can attend school in Australia under this visa.
Yes, applicants must demonstrate a competent level of English proficiency (e.g., IELTS, TOEFL, PTE).