Considering the point selection criteria moves in downwards trend and in last selection of February 2020 held on 85 points. The profiles who are meeting the point requirement are advised to immediately process their cases to get the benefit of this change. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visas will enable eligible skilled workers and their families to live, work and study in designated regional areas of Australia for 5 years. Visa holders will be eligible to apply for a Permanent Residence visa after three years. Applicants for this visa must be nominated by:

• an Australian state or territory government agency or

• Sponsored by an eligible family member residing in a designated regional area and be invited to apply for the visa, following submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) in Skill Select.

As it is a points tested visa, the points are allocated for; age, qualification, work experience (onshore and overseas), English proficiency, spouse skills and english competency OR being single.