Upcoming closure of the Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 489

Department of Home Affairs has announced a Transitional arrangement for replacing the Subclass 489 with Subclass 491.

10th September 2019 - Last day to issues invitations on the submitted EOI's by any State and Territory Authority.

15th November 2019 - Last day for any invited applicant to lodge their visa as post 15th September 11:59 PM, Subclass 489 will be ceased and no longer be available for application lodgement in the Immi Portal.

16th November onwards - Migrants will be able to lodge EOI's for the Subclass 491 as new point test will be introduced.

16th November 2022 - Introduction of the Subclass 191, which will allow applicants with Subclass 491 to apply for their Permanent Residency

Note: During this transition, Migrants who have lodged their EOI's for the Subclass 189 and 190 will not be affected and will be issued invitation as it is.

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