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General 491 Visa thread

mohsinciddiki

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mohsinciddiki

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Is it true that 'Regional Australia' is anything other than Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for the purpose of regional visa's like 491
Theoretically, yes
 
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CM_Kerala

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Theoretically, yes
Immigration website says so in description about 491 visa , However, if you refer to individual state or territory websites , they differ from what DHA is saying , clarity need to be made .Let's hope states will update terms and conditions soon .Currently we are in a transition phase , we can expect some clarity in coming days, when questions are raised from the public.
 

Dany Jay 1

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For Tasmania, you cannot apply individually? Can you?
Yes you can, you need to meet the following minimum nomination requirements to obtain a state nomination
  • your demonstrated ability and commitment to establishing yourself, and any dependents, in Tasmania with a view to your prospects for long-term settlement in the state
  • the demand for your particular skills and expertise, and your ability to find work in Tasmania
  • the suitability and transfer-ability of your qualifications, skills and experience – including any specialist capabilities - to the needs of Tasmania’s labour market
  • the skills and background of dependent family members
  • your level of English language competency
  • the likelihood of you obtaining a personal income that would meet the minimum taxable income requirement for the subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (currently AU$53,900 per year for at least 3 years in the next 5 years)
 

CM_Kerala

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Do we have to do anything after filing EOI in skill select by selecting 491 as visa category , and state or territory selected.

Doubt : Should we separately apply on individual states or territory websites other than this before getting an invite or to get an invite .?

I applied in EOI and waiting for invite . Hope I am not missing any steps in this stage .
 

Dany Jay 1

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If you put an EOI for a state, then you shoud refer to the respective state immigration website and see whether they are offering state nominations and your occupation is in their skill occupation list. If they are offering and your occupation is in the list, you should immediately sumbit an application for state nomination and make the state nomination fee according to the website. Then only they will proceed to your state nomination request.
 

CM_Kerala

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If you put an EOI for a state, then you shoud refer to the respective state immigration website and see whether they are offering state nominations and your occupation is in their skill occupation list. If they are offering and your occupation is in the list, you should immediately sumbit an application for state nomination and make the state nomination fee according to the website. Then only they will proceed to your state nomination request.
Which means , i have to apply for nomination in state website even though invitation to apply is not received in skill select ?
I have read some where that once Skill select EOI is created and submitted by selecting 189,190 or 491 , when invitation comes for applying for nomination , status changes to INVITED . Automatically when they select you from the skill select pool ...But now you are telling something else , to apply and pay fee on state website if all conditions are satisfied , ie 65 points, Occupation in skill list etc ....Irrespective of receiving an invitation ....But , state and territories says once invited you will get a link to complete nomination application and upload the documents , then it will be verified , if found eligible , they will approve your point will update in skill select and you will get invite to apply for visa in skill select.


Folks ,. Anyone please clarify .....Full steps in nomination ...

From skill select to visa grand through state nomination option .
 

CM_Kerala

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NSW has a selection-based invitation process for the 190 program. Under this process, NSW selects and invites the most suitable candidates from SkillSelect to apply for NSW nomination

This is an extract from NSW immigration website dated 30.11.2019 8.35 pm IST . The feedback above by @Dani j is something different from this , or may be a misinterpretation . Any known person who have already got PR through state nomination can guide all others about detailed step by step procedure ..

Raise your hands for people in need .
 

Kaustubhp

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For all the states you have to apply on state website for nomination of 190 or 491 visa. Also, alongside you have to file EOI

1. File EOI
2. Apply on state website (190/491)
3. Once state approves nomination you will receive EOI invitation to apply.
4. Then apply for visa

Hope this helps
 

CM_Kerala

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For all the states you have to apply on state website for nomination of 190 or 491 visa. Also, alongside you have to file EOI

1. File EOI
2. Apply on state website (190/491)
3. Once state approves nomination you will receive EOI invitation to apply.
4. Then apply for visa

Hope this helps
Dear friend ,

Are you sure ? I'm doing the process myself and not relaying on an agent . So, i don't have to wait until I get an invitation to apply from state ?

Hope I am correct and the procedure is as below

1) Create EOI in skill select select visa type and state
2) Go to particular state website
3) Fill online application for state nomination and submit
4) pay fees for nomination
5) wait for them to give results
6) if approved , i get notification to apply for 190 or 491 visa directly to DHA through skill select .
7) visa grant or reject .

Am I correct ? Because I was waiting for state to send me invitation to apply in skill select and I was idle after creating EOI in skill select . Because I've read states will search skill select and invite us to apply if found suitable , then fill online nomination application following the link received in email , upload documents , pay fees and wait for the outcome .If approved , you get notified in skill select with additional points added and proceed with visa application with DHA .

Still clarity required .Please help
 

Kaustubhp

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It's 2 stage process for 190 and 491

Stage 1- Apply on state website with documents, pay state specific fees. If state approves its sends nomination to apply in EOI skill select.

Stage 2- Apply for visa through skill select, upload documents, pay visa fees and then Visa decision.

For NSW 190 and VIC 190 (for few occupations) they select EOI from pool, for rest all you have to independently apply on state website.
 

CM_Kerala

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2019-10-21
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2019-10-23
It's 2 stage process for 190 and 491

Stage 1- Apply on state website with documents, pay state specific fees. If state approves its sends nomination to apply in EOI skill select.

Stage 2- Apply for visa through skill select, upload documents, pay visa fees and then Visa decision.

For NSW 190 and VIC 190 (for few occupations) they select EOI from pool, for rest all you have to independently apply on state website.
Really appreciated mate . I was doing a big mistake and was waiting for the invite ...
NSW has spots for Electronics engineer , let me apply right away , and pay fees .
 

CM_Kerala

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It's 2 stage process for 190 and 491

Stage 1- Apply on state website with documents, pay state specific fees. If state approves its sends nomination to apply in EOI skill select.

Stage 2- Apply for visa through skill select, upload documents, pay visa fees and then Visa decision.

For NSW 190 and VIC 190 (for few occupations) they select EOI from pool, for rest all you have to independently apply on state website.
Mate I cant find any option to apply directly for nomination in nsw website , please share me the link to apply if you have , also for other states .It would be of great help for me .
 
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mohsinciddiki

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Which means , i have to apply for nomination in state website even though invitation to apply is not received in skill select ?
I have read some where that once Skill select EOI is created and submitted by selecting 189,190 or 491 , when invitation comes for applying for nomination , status changes to INVITED . Automatically when they select you from the skill select pool ...But now you are telling something else , to apply and pay fee on state website if all conditions are satisfied , ie 65 points, Occupation in skill list etc ....Irrespective of receiving an invitation ....But , state and territories says once invited you will get a link to complete nomination application and upload the documents , then it will be verified , if found eligible , they will approve your point will update in skill select and you will get invite to apply for visa in skill select.


Folks ,. Anyone please clarify .....Full steps in nomination ...

From skill select to visa grand through state nomination option .
What you are referring is not the invitation, it is called pre-invite or nomination which is a pre-invitation stage where they just select you from the pool and ask for documents to verify your eligibility plus validate you on their own criteria, if everything is fine then they give you invitation upon which your status will be changed as Invited
 
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2018-08-02
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2018-08-17
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2018-11-11
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2018-11-11
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2018-12-22
CO
2019-03-27
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2019-02-23
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2019-02-18
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CM_Kerala

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2019-10-21
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189/190/491
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2019-10-23
What you are referring is not the invitation, it is called pre-invite or nomination which is a pre-invitation stage where they just select you from the pool and ask for documents to verify your eligibility plus validate you on their own criteria, if everything is fine then they give you invitation upon which your status will be changed as Invited
Now i am getting a clarity on the process .Thanks for the help @mohsinciddiki
So once i create EOI with different visa options and individual states , i have to just wait for pre invite . I can further proceed only after getting a pre invite from any state in Skill select . Also , i can apply for nomination if and only if i get a pre invite in skill select and pre invite is automated and fully in hands of state or teritory. Hopes my idea is correct . @mohsinciddiki

To summarize my next actions

1) i have created seperate EOI in skill select with both 190 and 491 options seperate for each states.
Next
2) i have to wait for pre invite from state ( they will filter me from skill select pool if they want me )

3) Nothing pending from my side before pre invite

Pls assist sir
 
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