The Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489) is a provisional Visa which is granted for a period of 4 years for individuals who cannot meet the requisites of Skilled Independent Visa either subclass 189 or 190 – Skilled Regional Sponsored visa subclass 489 is a pathway to an Australian permanent resident visa.

The Basic Requirements for a subclass 489 visa are,

  • The applicant must secure sponsorship either from a sponsoring state/ Territory or form a relative residing in the area,
  • The applicant must meet the 60 point benchmark
  • The applicant must live for 2 years in the sponsoring state and work for at least 12 months to be eligible to apply for Permanent Residence.