NSW 491 Pathways and Application Criteria Update

NSW 491 Pathways and Application Criteria Update

Improved Guidelines for Skilled Work Regional Visa

• NSW has updated the criteria and procedures for the Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa, introducing clearer and more streamlined pathways for nomination.
• Two primary pathways now exist to secure NSW nomination for the subclass 491 visa:
  – Pathway 1: Direct Application – Tailored for candidates with a well-established work history with a regional NSW-based employer.
  – Pathway 2: Invitation by Investment NSW – A process where candidates are chosen by Investment NSW based on specific skill needs in the region.

2. Application Commencement:
• The NSW government is set to start accepting direct applications for ‘Pathway 1’ and plans to initiate invitation rounds for ‘Pathway 2’ in the near future.

Source: https://www.nsw.gov.au/visas-and-migration/skilled-visas/skilled-work-regional-visa-subclass-491

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