The Department of Home Affairs has announced the transitional arrangements for the new Skilled Work Regional visa (491).
The current information Home Affairs has supplied is that:
- 10th September 2019 is the last day for States and Territory Governments to nominate and for invitations to be issued to applicants for the subclass 489 visa.
- 15th of November 2019 is the last day for applicants who have been invited to apply for a subclass 489 visa to lodge a subclass 489 visa application.
- 16th November 2019 is the first day that intending applicants can lodge an EOI for the new subclass 491 visa. State and territory governments can nominate and invitations are able to be issued for the 491 visa from this date.
This is the only information the Department of State Growth has been provided. Ongoing updates will be communicated when available. Please refrain from contacting the Department about these changes until further updates have been given. If you require migration assistance, contact a registered migration agent.