NSW Nominations now open for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) Pathway 1

NSW Nominations now open for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) Pathway 1

NSW State government is pleased to announce that applications for New South Wales nomination for the Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa under Pathway 1 are now open. In the following sections, a detailed explanation has been provided about the nomination process and the essential guidelines applicants must follow.

This opportunity is designed to support skilled individuals already contributing to New South Wales’ thriving community and economy.

Apply for NSW Nomination

Nomination Process

To successfully apply for NSW nomination for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) under ‘Pathway 1’, follow these essential steps:

  1. Confirm Eligibility:Confirm that you meet all visa requirements set by the Department of Home Affairs, as well as the specific NSW nomination criteria.
  2. Submit your EOI:Lodge your EOI through SkillSelect. Ensure your EOI is for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) only and seeking nomination from NSW only. Important: your EOI cannot be amended after you apply. Therefore, ensuring its accuracy and completeness before applying is highly important.
  3. Apply:Complete the application form provided below. Attach ALL required supporting documents in a single .zip file for submission.
  4. Assessment:Once your application is submitted, our office will assess your application against our nomination criteria. This may take up to six weeks.
  5. Outcome:If your application meets our criteria, you will receive an invitation to apply for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) from the Department of Home Affairs. This invitation will be sent to the email address provided in your SkillSelect EOI.

Key Guidelines for NSW Nomination

Before proceeding with the application form for NSW nomination, it’s crucial to understand and adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Previous NSW Nomination:If you have already been nominated by NSW for any skilled visa, you are ineligible for further NSW nomination.
  2. Single Active Application Rule:You may only have one active NSW nomination application at any time.
  3. Validity of Supporting Evidence:Ensure that all supporting evidence is valid for at least 5 business days from the date of you apply for NSW nomination.
  4. Accuracy of Information:It is imperative that the information provided in your application is accurate and truthful. Incorrect or misleading information may cause delays in the assessment process or lead to your application being declined.