About 491 VisaYou are required to be younger than 45 years old to be eligible. This visa allows you to stay in Australia for 5 more years as long as you are eligible for the visa which will allow you to transition to a permanent visa (subclass 191) after 3 years. Be careful with the eligibility of this visa, since you need a state nomination, you need to match your eligibility with your residential state for the nomination requirements. Your English level has to be at least competent but you might want to double-check with your state nomination because your residential state might require different English proficiency level. Your occupation has to be eligible before applying for this visa but your occupation does not have to be open in your residential state. Always double-check with your state nomination requirements. You need a skills assessment with the correct authority for different occupation. Click here to check if your occupation is eligible for 491 visa. You will need an EOI (Expression of Interest) for this visa, meaning you will need to wait to get the invitation to apply for this visa which will lock you out from lodging multiple EOI for a different visa (you have to make a decision on which visa to commit). You will need 65+ EOI points to be eligible, click here to calculate your points.
Personal Identity documentsHover or Click
You will need to prepare your personal identity documents such as passport, birth certificate, national ID, birth certificate, etc…
Police CheckHover or Click
You will need to provide a police check from every country that you have stayed for at least 12 months and an AFP police check.
English ProficencyHover or Click
You need English test report that shows at least competent level of English.
Skills AssessmentHover or Click
You will need a current skills assessment in your nominated occupation.