TR 485

Graduate Work stream

State and Regional Sponsor

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State and Regional Migration has been one of the most popular Migration choices from many Migration seekers and ex-pats in Australia. The number of invitations and permanent residency issued through the State and Regional Migration Stream has increased massively over the last couple of years.

Subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated Visa)

With a subclass 190 visa, you can:

  • reside in Australia permanently

  • study and work with the full work rights in Australia

  • enroll in Medicare, Australia’s public health care scheme

  • become an Australian citizen if eligible

  • sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia

  • freely travel in and out of Australia for the first 5 years of the visa

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Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional Visa)

With a subclass 491 visa, you can:

  • study and work in a designated region of Australia for 5 years

  • travel in and out Australia

  • apply for permanent residence (subclass 191) if eligible

  • bring family members with you

Read more:

State and Regional Sponsor Streams

  • Study Stream

  • Work Stream

  • Family-Sponsored Regional Visa

Generally, you can be eligible and satisfy the criteria for State and Regional Sponsor via Study stream, Work Stream, and Family Sponsor.

Each state has different criteria and Eligibility for Study Stream and Work Stream.

  • As of this point, it is advisable that if you are looking to apply for PR (Permanent Residency) in the future, you can try to attain as much Point as possible for your PR. For example, doing the Professional Year Program, CCL, etc.​

  • You can also consider the Regional Migration option. You only need 65 points to be eligible to apply for State/Regional Migration considering you have met State/Region specific criteria defined by individual states. 

👉 To know more about your PR pathway/ Regional Migration options / Study options / change your course / Visa extension, book a Free Online Consultation with us:

(MARN 1572961, MARN1172003)​

Study Stream

​The different States across Australia have a different occupation list. Studying an in-demand course for a specific state may make you eligible to apply for State Sponsor.

Learn more about in-demand courses across different states in Australia:

Family-Sponsored Regional Stream


Your sponsor must be:

• 18 years old or older

• usually resident in a designated area of Australia

• be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen

• be your or your partner's eligible relative

An eligible relative can be

a parent

a child or step-child

a brother, sister, adoptive brother, adoptive sister, step-brother or step-sister

an aunt, uncle, adoptive aunt, adoptive uncle, step-aunt, or step-uncle

a nephew, niece, adoptive nephew, adoptive niece, step-nephew, or step-niece

a grandparent, or

a first cousin

Increased number of Invitations for State Nomination and Regional Migration

In the midst of this, the number of Invitation for State and Regional Sponsorship increased compared to that of the last year. 

A Total of 21192 invitations were issued under subclass 190, 489, and 491 compared to in 17350 in the 2019-2020 financial year.

To know more about State and Regional Migration options, book an Online Consultation with Registered Migration Agents:

(MARN 1572961, MARN1172003)







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