4 Years & 3 Years Subclass 485 Regional Visas

4 Years & 3 Years Subclass 485 Regional Visas

Subclass 485

With effect from 16th Nov 2019 Department of Home Affairs will give students studying in Regional Areas the following benefits

There will be  3 categories of Regional Australia from the 16th November 2019

Category 1

Metropolitan Cities’ of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will not have access to Skilled Regional Visa Incentives.

Category 2

‘Cities and Major Regional Centres’ of

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Newcastle
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong/Illawarra
  • Geelong and
  • Hobart

will have access to the following regional incentives:

  • International graduates with a bachelor or higher qualification from a regional campus of a registered institution will have access to 3 year Subclass 485 Visa.
  • Priority processing on regional visas applications (so shorter wait times)
  • Access to the dedicated 25,000 regional places
  • Access to the Regional Occupation List – more jobs compared to non-regional lists

Category 3

‘Regional Centres and Other Regional Areas’ will have access to the following regional incentives:

  • International graduates with a bachelor or higher qualification from a regional campus of a registered institution will have access to a 4 year Subclass 485 Visa.
  • Priority processing on regional visas
  • Access to the dedicated 25,000 regional places
  • Access to the Regional Occupation List – more jobs compared to non-regional lists
  • Priority in negotiating region-specific Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs)

If you know someone who is interested in Skilled Regional Visa then encourage them to contact Migration Guru to see how we can assist. Migration Guru has assisted in countless visa applicants and has more than 50 years of collective experience in a dynamic team of Business Development Managers, Solicitors and Migration Agents in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Melbourne and Hobart. This experience ensures that staff can advise and navigate client’s through the new changes to find their best visa options.  We wish to remind readers that the first consultation with Migration Guru is free of charge.

Our team may be contacted by via email on info at migrationguru.om.au or by calling 07 3036 3800. Readers are encouraged to follow us on Facebook for all the updates to Migration Law – https://www.facebook.com/migrationguru/

Disclaimer: – The above article constitutes only generic information on migration issues, and does not constitute specific migration advice to any entity or individual.

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