Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa – Subclass 494

Secure Your Future in Australia with CIS: Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa (Subclass 494)

 Why Opt for the 494 Subclass Visa?

CIS (Chiltern Immigration Services) is dedicated to assisting skilled professionals in obtaining the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 494). This visa enables individuals to live, work, and study in Australia for up to five years, with the possibility of applying for permanent residency after three years. It’s an ideal option for those seeking long-term opportunities in Australia’s regional areas.

 Subclass 494 Visa: A Pathway to Australian Residency

The Subclass 494 visa is designed for skilled workers who are sponsored by an employer in a regional area of Australia. This visa caters to individuals possessing skills in high demand, yet scarce in the Australian workforce.

 Advantages of the Subclass 494 Visa
  • Extended Stay: Reside in Australia for up to five years.
  • Employment Flexibility: Work in any sector within regional Australia.
  • Family Sponsorship: Bring your family members to Australia.
  • Pathway to PR: Potential for permanent residency after three years.
  • Medicare Access: Eligibility for Australia’s public healthcare system.
 Eligibility Criteria for the Subclass 494 Visa
  • Employer Sponsorship: Sponsored by an approved Australian employer.
  • Age Limit: Applicants must be under 45 years old.
  • Skills Assessment: Positive skills assessment in a nominated occupation.
  • English Proficiency: Meet the minimum English language requirements.
  • Health and Character: Comply with Australian health and character standards.
 Subclass 494 Visa Streams
  • Employer-Sponsored Stream: For applicants nominated by an Australian employer.
  • Labour Agreement Stream: For applicants nominated under a labor agreement with the Australian government.
  • Subsequent Entrant Stream: For family members of Subclass 494 visa holders.
 Subclass 494 Visa Requirements
  • Nomination: Sponsored by a verified employer in Australia.
  • Age: Below 45 years at the time of application.
  • Occupation: Listed on the Skills Occupation List.
  • Skills Assessment: Successfully completed for the nominated occupation.
  • Health and Character: Compliant with Australian standards.
  • English Proficiency: Sufficient level as per Australian criteria.
  • Financial Obligations: No debts to the Australian government.
 Application Process for Subclass 494 Visa
  1. Assess Eligibility: Confirm sponsorship and meet age, skills, and language requirements.
  2. Documentation Preparation: Gather all necessary documents and evidence.
  3. Visa Application Submission: Apply for the Subclass 494 visa.
  4. Await Processing: Processing times may vary based on individual circumstances.
 Subclass 494 Visa Processing Time

The processing time for the Subclass 494 visa can vary significantly depending on individual applications and current demand. Applicants should prepare for potential variations in processing times.

 CIS Support for Subclass 494 Visa Applicants
  • Eligibility Check: Utilize the Australia Immigration Points Calculator.
  • Expert Guidance: Receive comprehensive counseling for Australian Immigration.
  • Language Coaching: PTE and IELTS coaching services.
  • Career Counseling: Schedule a session for professional advice.
  • PR Visa Guidance: Assistance throughout the PR visa application process.
  • Job Search Services: Support in finding suitable employment in Australia.

Engage with CIS for expert assistance in applying for the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 494) and embark on your journey to a fulfilling career in Australia’s regional areas.