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Subclass 491 visa (Pathway 1) for New South Wales is OPEN

by | Feb 9, 2024 | Migration

The New South Wales Government in Australia has opened its Skilled Work Regional Subclass 491 program under Pathway 1: applying directly to Investment NSW if the applicant has an established work history with a regional NSW-based employer.

The stated aim of this pathway is to ‘bolster those applicants who area already making a significant contribution to regional NSW and have been working in regional NSW for 12 months.

Pathway 1 has additional criteria to the alternate pathways, including:

• that the applicant is currently living and working in a designated regional area of NSW and have continuously done so for the past 12 months
• the qualifying skilled employment in the twelve months immediately before applying must be with a single regional NSW-based employer and In the nominated (or closely related) occupation
• the occupation must be deemed skilled by NSW
• the position must be paid at the minimum TSMIT of $70,000 (prorated if under 38 hours per week) by the qualifying employer.
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