How to apply to Australia Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489) from kuwait

Nominated or Sponsored (provisional) (Sub-Class 489) Visa is a temporary entry permission that is available on endorsement of your candidature either by a provincial/state authority or by a qualified relative defined and deemed as eligible for sponsorship. Proceedings for this visa are initiated by creation of a profile by way of expression Of Interest – EOI on skill select platform. EOI can be created for an occupation indicated in skilled occupation list – SOL. EOI must also indicate you preference of state you wish to be nominated by or details of relative you wish to be sponsored by. In case you do not choose any specific state your details will be available for access to all provincial authorities

Visa 489 is a provisional Visa which is granted for a period of 4 years for individuals who cannot meet the requisites of Skilled Independent Visa either subclass 189 or 190 – Skilled Regional Sponsored visa subclass 489 is a pathway to an Australian permanent resident visa.

Eligibility criteria and key requirements for Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489)


  • The applicant must secure sponsorship either from a sponsoring state/ Territory or form a relative residing in the area
  • The applicant must meet the 65 point benchmark
  • The applicant must live for 2 years in the sponsoring state and work for at least 12 months to be eligible to apply for Permanent Residence.

Australia Skilled State Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489) Visa Benefits

You get several benefits such as:

  • Reside in Down Under for a maximum of 4 years.
  • Stay, do a job, and pursue studies in a specified regional area of the country.
  • Take a trip in and out of Australia while the permit is legally legitimate.
  • You also get a corridor to the prized Permanent Residence (PR).


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