Visa Extensions for Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa Holders

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +

Australia – Visa Extensions for Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa Holders

The Government will extend Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489, 491 and 494) visas by 3 years if the visa holder is affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

We will extend visas for Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa holders if the primary visa holder was outside Australia at any time between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 (inclusive) as the holder of a valid Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa.

Affected Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa holders will then have time to make travel plans to start or resume living and working in regional Australia. For more information see the COVID-19 and the border – regional Australia page.

COVID-19 Concessions

Skilled Regional (Provisional) (Subclass 489, 491 and 494) Visas

We will extend Skilled Regional (Provisional) visas for three years on 18 February 2022. This will apply to visa holders affected by COVID-19 international travel restrictions.

We will extend visas for Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa holders if the primary visa holder was outside of Australia at any time between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 (inclusive) as the holder of a valid Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa.

Affected visa holders will then have time to make travel arrangements to start or resume living and working in regional Australia.

No action is required now, unless specified in the notes below. These visa extensions are subject to the commencement of new regulations. We will notify eligible visa holders of the extension once these regulations are in effect.

Important notes: 

  •   It is a responsibility of all visa holders to remain lawful while in Australia.
  •   You may wish to apply for another visa if you are a subclass 489 visa holder whose visa is about to expire, or has expired.

If you do not apply for another visa you will need to leave Australia. Visa applications are a personal decision. This will depend on your circumstances. You may wish to seek help from a registered migration agent

For information visit the COVID-19 visa concessions page.

Skilled Regional (subclass 887) visa

From 19 September 2020, COVID-19 concessions were made available for eligible prospective Skilled Regional (subclass 887) visa applicants, who may have been disadvantaged by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as border closures, restrictions imposed on business and the economic downturn.

For further details about the COVID-19 concessions, see the Skilled Regional (subclass 887) visa.

Visa holders experiencing financial difficulties

If you are unable to support yourself, you should make arrangements to return home.

 Any queries regarding Australia Immigration, please contact our Expert Counselor only at  https://texasreview.in/

 We hope you liked the blog post. BOOK A CALL!

 

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

As you found this post useful...

Follow us on social media!

Share.

Leave A Reply

Subscribe to Get Free Advice & Guidance!

You have successfully subscribed to our list!

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Texas Review will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.