Regional Australia Migration Opportunities
Additional points, more options for international graduates from regional universities, and two new pathways to permanent residency are just some of the opportunities that Australia’s new regional migration program have to offer.
Two new skilled regional visas provide a pathway to permanent residency, with holders having the option to apply for the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) from November 2022 should they meet the requirements.
Another encouraging factor, invitations made for a Subclass 489 (Skilled – Regional) (Provisional) visa or a Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)) visa may be eligible for an additional 15 points under the general points test.
Further incentive to consider regional migration as an option is the refined definition of Designated Regional Areas to include a category 2 - ‘Cities and Major Regional Centres’. Perth, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Wollongong, Geelong, and Hobart are all classified under this classification.
Applicants for regional skilled migration may also be eligible for priority processing should the nomination occupation be included on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List.
Global Community can assist clients with occupation list advice; assistance with preparation of Expression of Interest and Skills Assessment application, and accumulative points advice; to visa lodgement and support.
If you have qualifications and work experience in a professional occupation, or professional trade qualifications and experience, Contact Global Community to find out if regional migration visa is right for you.