The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (Class PE) (Subclass 494) visa is a provisional employer-sponsored visa. The purpose of this visa is to allow businesses that are actively and lawfully operating in Regional Australia to nominate highly skilled professionals for provisional visas.
Obtaining a subclass 494 visa is a 3-stage process:
- Sponsorship: The employer must be or have applied for approval of sponsorship.
- Nomination: The employer must lodge a nomination that specifies the details of the position and identifies the nominee.
- Visa Application: The applicant applies for Subclass 494 visa under a relevant stream.