How to apply for Victorian Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa nomination
Step 1: Lodge your Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Department of Home Affairs through SkillSelect
SkillSelect is the Australian Government’s online system that enables skilled workers interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be considered for a skilled visa through an EOI. Visit the Department of Home Affairs’ SkillSelect to find out more information.
You must lodge your Expression of Interest before applying for Victorian nomination, as you will require your EOI number to submit your application form.
Step 2: Prepare your documents
When you lodge your online application, you must provide:
- a detailed resume or CV
- a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) Declaration Form
- a skills assessment
- English language test results or if exempt a copy of your passport bio page
- an offer of employment located in a designated regional area of Victoria (including documentation / evidence of a genuine job offer, outlined above evidence of licensing/registration (if applicable)
If you are asked for further documentation relating to your application, you will need to provide it within 14 calendar days to enable our assessment team to consider it. Otherwise, your application may be refused.
Step 3: Lodge your nomination application through the Live in Melbourne website
You can lodge your application for Victoria nomination (see register button below) and submit all supporting documents through our online application system.
If you experience technical difficulties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees and Charges
There is no application fee for Victorian visa nomination.
Family members and dependents
Include any dependents in the visa nomination application that you intend to include in your visa application.
Step 4: Lodge your visa application with the Department of Home Affairs
Once you have received your Victorian Government nomination, you are then able to lodge your visa application. You may wish to complete any required health examinations or character assessments prior to lodging the visa application. The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for issuing and administering all Australian visas. Contact the Department of Home Affairs directly or visit their website for information about lodging your visa application, visa requirements, obligations and processing times.
When you lodge your visa application with the Department of Home Affairs, please notify the Victorian Government by emailing email@example.com
Step 5: Notify us of your visa outcome
As part of your visa nomination commitment, you must notify us of your visa outcome by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The average processing time for the Victorian Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa nomination is currently 12 weeks. This may vary depending on the occupation and in some instances, it may take longer to assess applications. You (or your migration agent) will be notified of the outcome of your nomination application by email.
Please note that decisions may take longer if applications are submitted without adequate documentation.