Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 475) – A Quick Overview!

It is a Three year provisional Visa meant for those skilled workers who fail to qualify for a Skilled – Independent visa. It is mandatory to fulfill either of the following requirements:

  • Nominated by State government agency or a Territory government agency
  • Have sponsorship by a relative living in a designated area of Australia, provided the relative fulfills the eligibility criteria.

The visa is meant for:

  • Applicants from outside Australia
  • The applicant is from New Zealand and holds a Special Category visa (subclass 444)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be under the age of 45
  • Sponsored by a relative living in Australia
  • Have proficiency in the English language.
  • Qualify for the conditions required for an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). Every occupation listed in the list is allocated a points value.

Eligible Sponsor: It is mandatory that the eligible sponsor must sign a Sponsorship Undertaking in order to prove the following facets:

  • Provide apt financial assistance (including accommodation) during the first two year stay of the main applicant
  • Provide support, in case the applicant plans to learn English language classes
  • Give all the necessary information on Australian jobs, if required

Freedom under this visa:

  • The applicant is allowed to remain in Australia for three years
  • It is mandatory that the applicant should live and work in the Specified Regional Area
  • The visa is a gateway to get a PR in Australia.

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