- Subclass: 494 Visa
- Stay Duration: 5 years
- Visa Cost: AUD 4,045. There might be additional charge for including family members in your application.
This visa enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring skilled workers where employers can't source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.
This stream is for skilled workers nominated by employers who have a labour agreement. Labour agreements are developed between the Australian Government (represented by the Department) and employers.
This visa is for members of the family unit of a Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) holder who are applying separately for their SESR visa and wish to join the primary SESR visa holder in Australia.
Generally you apply for this visa at the same time as the primary visa applicant. In some instances, this may not be possible. This may occur where the composition of the family changes after:
When this occurs and you want to join your family member on their visa, you must apply separately by submitting a visa application in your own right. This is known as subsequent entrant.
When you submit your visa application for a subsequent entrant, you are required to attach a written letter from your family member’s work sponsor (employer) extending their sponsorship obligation to include you as a family member in the nomination. This requirement is intended to ensure the employer is aware of all the family members to whom their sponsorship obligations will extend.
Discuss this matter with the work sponsor in the first instance before lodging your subsequent entrant visa application.
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