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Recently there were announcements regarding nomination by states and regions in Australia. Presently there is a trend of high cut off in the skill select draws. Additionally the size of pool of skilled professionals is steadily increasing who want to immigrate as well as settle in Australia. Major nominations undertaken by the regions mark brightness and bring relief for many onshore and overseas applicants.

The details

The Regional Development Area of Riverina in New South Wales announced regarding starting to accept the applications for nomination to the Visa Sub – Class 489. There was a list of eligible skills and professions for the applying and it came with no such condition of the applicants to reside in Australia. Presently Riverina nominations are closed for receiving further nominations. 

Even then there is a silver lining for applicants waiting for receiving the state nomination to increase their immigration chances. The Northern Inland NSW opens the nominations for 489-visa from 18th July 2019 so that the prospective applicants can get their documents ready and also use this opportunity. The website mentions that the applications for Regional Nomination by the Region will open on 18 July, 2019 and also that the occupations list will go online on that hour.

Future developments

There are chances that the NSW government plans to re-commence nominations by 22nd July. The last date for Northern Inland Region to accept these applications is 3rd Sep 2019. The last day to process nominations by the Home Affairs Department and issue the visa is 10th September. 

Orana region also has a plan to increase the regional migration and it will accept applications for 489 visa from 1st Aug to 14th August, 2019 or till the region reaches the application threshold. Also, there are specific conditions laid down by the Orana region saying that participants already having an ongoing employment (full time) in the Orana region in their specialized field will get a preference in application. For effectively managing the huge pool of applicants and for providing a fair chance, RDA Orana the persons applying for jobs, have to ensure that their occupation exists on the demand list.

The method followed by authorities

Additionally in case of surplus applications in a month, there will be stoppage of individual occupations on the judgment of the RDA Orana. The onshore aspirants must have employment (full time) or the genuine job offer in the region while applying.  The student visa holders are not eligible for nomination. Applicants must mention the length of experience and possess proficiency in English. 

All the aspirants, eager to apply for a state nomination in the 489 visa can contact us. We will be happy to provide assistance regarding procedures.

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