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General Priority Processing Arrangements for all the Pending Visa Applications (Skilled Migration Only)

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Department of Home Affairs has made some arrangements for prioritizing the pending visa applications of all the subclasses (skilled-migration related only). It is designed to complement other recent changes to skilled migration to ensure that the economy gets the skill it needs now. They help to better address the needs of the industry by targetting skills in demand across a number of sectors and help ensure that the skilled migration program is responsive to the current economic climate and the needs of the Australian Economy.

The following point-tested skilled migration visas are subject to processing priority arrangements:

- Subclass 189 (skilled-independent, Points-tested stream)
- Subclass 190 (Skilled - Nominated)
- Subclass 489 (Skilled-Regional/Provincial)
- Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional/Provincial)

For the above-listed visas, the current processing priorities (with the highest priority listed first) are:


1. Any point test system with Critical Sector occupations
2. 491 - Non-Critical (applicants within Australia)
3. 491 - Non-Critical (applicants outside Australia)
4. 489 - Non-Critical (all applicants)
5. 190 - Non Critical (all applicants)
6. 189 - Non Critical (all applicants)


Note: The above information is not shared anywhere on the home affairs website at the moment, but it can be obtained by sending an email to home affairs (skilled support) enquiring about the visa processing priorities and timelines.
 

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Department of Home Affairs has made some arrangements for prioritizing the pending visa applications of all the subclasses (skilled-migration related only). It is designed to complement other recent changes to skilled migration to ensure that the economy gets the skill it needs now. They help to better address the needs of the industry by targetting skills in demand across a number of sectors and help ensure that the skilled migration program is responsive to the current economic climate and the needs of the Australian Economy.

The following point-tested skilled migration visas are subject to processing priority arrangements:

- Subclass 189 (skilled-independent, Points-tested stream)
- Subclass 190 (Skilled - Nominated)
- Subclass 489 (Skilled-Regional/Provincial)
- Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional/Provincial)

For the above-listed visas, the current processing priorities (with the highest priority listed first) are:


1. Any point test system with Critical Sector occupations
2. 491 - Non-Critical (applicants within Australia)
3. 491 - Non-Critical (applicants outside Australia)
4. 489 - Non-Critical (all applicants)
5. 190 - Non Critical (all applicants)
6. 189 - Non Critical (all applicants)


Note: The above information is not shared anywhere on the home affairs website at the moment, but it can be obtained by sending an email to home affairs (skilled support) enquiring about the visa processing priorities and timelines.
Hi, where was 189 is part of the priority processing mentioned in the link you have provided sir? when did they confirm that info in the email? :)

and what do we ask in the email to DHA if we’re planning to ask that info? Thanks!
 
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Hi, where was 189 is part of the priority processing mentioned in the link you have provided sir? when did they confirm that info in the email? :)

and what do we ask in the email to DHA if we’re planning to ask that info? Thanks!
As mentioned in the last part of the post, its not published information but when applicants are asking for their application status, they are getting this reponse
 
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Hello members
I am working aged care full time NSW regional area on 485.
I have positive skills assessment and five years of skills assessment. Can I apply NSW 491visa in categories 3 b?or I have to back my country then I can apply? If there is any chance to apply from New Zealand during one week travelling? Or any idea please guide me.
Thank you
Alisha

NSW regional/491
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3. Living and working outside of a designated regional postcode of NSW
b. At least five years skilled employment experience (offshore Applicants)
If you reside outside of Australia, you must:
· hold a valid skills assessment for an occupation that appears on your nominated region's occupation list; and
· have at least five years of skilled employment in such nominated occupation, or a closely related occupation.
 

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Hi

I am working aged care full time in NSW regional area with 485.

I have positive skills assessment and five years of skills assessment(Architectural Draftsperson 312111) . Can I apply NSW 491visa in categories 3 b nsw491?or I have to back my country then I can apply? If there is any chance to apply from New Zealand during one week travelling? Or any idea please guide me.

Thank you

Alisha



NSW regional/491

.........

3. Living and working outside of a designated regional postcode of NSW

b. At least five years skilled employment experience (offshore Applicants)

If you reside outside of Australia, you must:

· hold a valid skills assessment for an occupation that appears on your nominated region's occupation list; and

· have at least five years of skilled employment in such nominated occupation, or a closely related occupation.
 

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I dont think so as that is not a core skilled visa
I guess the term core would depend on the occupation and the visa it self is a skilled visa. However being a temporary visa its very hard to get through these days as they are not allowing any temporary visa holders to enter.
 
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Hi

I am working aged care full time in NSW regional area with 485.

I have positive skills assessment and five years of skills assessment(Architectural Draftsperson 312111) . Can I apply NSW 491visa in categories 3 b nsw491?or I have to back my country then I can apply? If there is any chance to apply from New Zealand during one week travelling? Or any idea please guide me.

Thank you

Alisha



NSW regional/491

.........

3. Living and working outside of a designated regional postcode of NSW

b. At least five years skilled employment experience (offshore Applicants)

If you reside outside of Australia, you must:

· hold a valid skills assessment for an occupation that appears on your nominated region's occupation list; and

· have at least five years of skilled employment in such nominated occupation, or a closely related occupation.
I am pretty sure the condition above is only for the applicants who are applying as offshore, so in that term you already qualify to apply for this visa. You dont need to travel back to apply for this visa. Experts can elaborate if I am missing something @mohsinciddiki
 
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I guess the term core would depend on the occupation and the visa it self is a skilled visa. However being a temporary visa its very hard to get through these days as they are not allowing any temporary visa holders to enter.
Yes, what I meant by the core is the temporary visa. Since they are not focusing anything on the temporary grants (student, work visas, visits, etc. ) your application is likely to be left untoched till further annoucement if you are not in the list of above mentioned visas
 
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mohsinciddiki

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Hi

I am working aged care full time in NSW regional area with 485.

I have positive skills assessment and five years of skills assessment(Architectural Draftsperson 312111) . Can I apply NSW 491visa in categories 3 b nsw491?or I have to back my country then I can apply? If there is any chance to apply from New Zealand during one week travelling? Or any idea please guide me.

Thank you

Alisha



NSW regional/491

.........

3. Living and working outside of a designated regional postcode of NSW

b. At least five years skilled employment experience (offshore Applicants)

If you reside outside of Australia, you must:

· hold a valid skills assessment for an occupation that appears on your nominated region's occupation list; and

· have at least five years of skilled employment in such nominated occupation, or a closely related occupation.
If you are already working and living in the regional NSW area or the last 12 months, you are qualified for category 1, not 3 as @littlejohn said, category 3 is for those who are living and working outside NSW Regional areas
 
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