This is a special category temporary visa leading to permanent residency in up to four years. This is a state specific regional relocation opportunity to Australia. Nominations are offered to aspirants who have skills and experience in occupations that are in particular demand in the specific regional areas of a state or territory.
Skilled workers who are nominated by Australian state or territory government agency or sponsored by eligible relatives living in a designated area in particular state fall under the Australia Skilled Nomination Sub-Class- 489 visa program. Visa holders who belong to this category are required to live and work for minimum of up to four years in the nominating state’s specific regional areas before applying for permanent residency through Skilled-Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887) pathway.
Australia Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass- 489) is perfect for candidates who cannot meet the prerequisites of Australia Skilled (subclass -189 /subclass -190) Visa for any reason and who wish to have a faster migration through state/region / relative sponsorship.