Professionals And Other Skilled Workers

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Professionals and other Skilled Workers visas
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Skilled Regional (subclass 887) visa

For people who have lived and worked in specified regional areas of Australia and hold an eligible visa.

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Skilled Recognised Graduate (subclass 476) visa​

For recent engineering graduates of recognised institutions to gain up to 18 months of skilled work experience.

Note: When starting an application, you will be asked some questions to determine if you are eligible to continue. If the system indicates you are not eligible to apply online, you will need to post or courier a paper application to us.​

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Sponsorship Statutory Declaration​ (subclass 489)People applying for a subclass 489 visa who are sponsored by an eligible relative living in Australia should provide the sponsorship statutory declaration form with their application.​​ sponsor-declaration-489.pdf
Skilled Regional (Provisional) Renewal (subclass 489) visa​For holders of a:
  • Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 475) visa
  • Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 487) visa
  • Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) (subclass 495) visa
  • Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 496) visa.​
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Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subsequent Entrant (subclass 489) visa​For eligible family members of the holder of a:
  • Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 475) visa
  • a Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 487) visa
  • a Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) (subclass 495) visa
  • a Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 496) visa.
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Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa

For skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government or sponsored by an eligible relative.

Note: You must submit an Expression of Interest and receive an invitation before you can apply for this visa. The SkillSelect invitation contains information and links to lodging an application.​

Skilled Regional (Provisional)(subclass 489) visa
Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa​For skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member.

Note: You must submit an Expression of Interest and receive an invitation before you can apply for this visa. The SkillSelect invitation contains information and links to lodging an application. ​
Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa
Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa ​

For skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory.

Note: You must submit an Expression of Interest and receive an invitation before you can apply for this visa. The SkillSelect invitation contains information and links to lodging an application.

Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa

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Transaction Reference Number

A Transaction Reference Number (TRN) is a unique number assigned to each online application. You will need this to:

  • track and manage your application
  • identify your application when you communicate with us
  • check your visa entitlements

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Before you start your application you should read all the information about the visa you are applying for on the SkillSelect page.

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