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NSW open a direct pathway for Subclass 491 nominations

NSW have opened additional pathways for NSW nomination for a Subclass 491 visa.

There are three pathways:

1. Regional NSW - based direct pathway

This requires the applicant to:

· Be currently living and working in their nominated (or closely related) occupation in a designated regional area of NSW, and have continuously done so for the past twelve (12) months with the same employer for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

· Have a valid skills assessment in an occupation within a unit group that appears on the NSW Regional List and is eligible for the visa.

· Are paid at least the TSMIT level of $53,900 per annum (full-time equivalent), excluding superannuation

2. Pathway 1: Apply directly to an RDA office:

This requires the applicant to:

· Meet the minimum point score and years of skilled work experience for the occupation as outlined on the NSW occupation list.

· Currently be residing in NSW or offshore, and have continuously done so for a minimum of 3 months.

3. Pathway 2: Be invited by Investment NSW.

This requires the applicant to:

· Meet the NSW basic eligibility.

· Applicants will be invited during an invitation round.

Meeting the published guidelines is no guarantee that you will receive an invite to lodge a nomination application.

For further assistance in understanding your visa options, speak to one of our registered migration agents today.

Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please contact SCA Connect.

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