Arrangements for Finalisation of the Subclass 489 (Skilled Regional Provisional) Visa

The Subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa will cease forever on the 15th November 2019.  It is being replaced by another Visa, the Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional  (Provisional).

The Department of Home Affairs has now announced key dates in relation to the closure of the 489 Visa.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the Regional Visa which will soon replace the Subclass 489 Visa, click here to download our Regional Visa Factsheet.

Are you Holding a 489 Visa and worried about your permanent residency pathway?

People already holding, or who have applied for, the 489 visa, are unaffected by these changes.  You will continue on as before, until you are eligible for permanent residency through the Subclass 887 Pathway.   So no need to be concerned.   The changes just apply to new applicants for the visa. 

Like to know more about your Visa options?

Leanne Stevens

CEO, Emergico // Registered Migration Agent (#1171279)