Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491)
Freqently asked questions about the nomination criteria
Why is RDA Central West not currently accepting offshore applications?
This will be reviewed as travel and border restrictions change.
What is the employment requirement under Stream 1?
The employment must qualify as skilled employment under the Home Affairs points scheme, i.e. a minimum of 20 hours per week.
The employment does not need to be located in the region being applied to.
I've been residing in regional NSW for less than 12 months, am I still eligible to apply?
I have a job offer in regional NSW, but my current visa conditions mean I am unable to accept it, can I still apply under Stream 3A?
The genuineness of the job offer you provide with your application will be scrutinised during assessment.
I studied at a regional NSW University, but I no longer reside in NSW. Am I still eligible under Stream 2?
However, we ask that you make a genuine effort to relocate to the Central West region if you apply for a NSW nomination through RDA Central West.
I currently reside in Australia, am I eligible to apply for NSW nomination under Stream 3b?
Although there is no designated timeframe that an applicant must be residing offshore when applying, an applicant must demonstrate they have genuinely established residency outside Australia when applying. Applicants residing in Australia who relocate offshore solely to meet this criteria will have their applications declined.
Please note that RDA Central West will not be accepting offshore applications under Stream 3b until further notice due to the national border restrictions currently in place.
Freqently asked questions about the 491 visa
Can I apply to RDA Central West if my occupation is not on the Central West Occupation List?
Do I need to work in my field when I have the 491 visa?
Where can I live and work in NSW under the subclass 491 visa?
Can I travel while on the 491 visa?
Current COVID-19 restrictions, State and National border closures and quarantining requirements/costs should be researched and considered carefully.
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