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JimL

190 vs 491 for Perth

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Hello Everyone, 

Stumbled upon this forum when searching on the net for information. The information has been super helpful! 

Anyway, I have already filed separate EOIs for 190(75 points) and 491(85 points) for Western Australia (WA) as Social Worker. I am actually more keen to get invited on the 190 visa. I am sure WA will get to see both my EOIs at the same time.

Can I get some opinions here on:

1.Whether filing a 491 visa will "jeopardise" the chances of the 190 visa in any way?

2. Will WA choose to invite me with a 491 visa rather than the 190 visa if I actually qualify for both? Or will give invitations on both visas? 

3. I reckon my chances for 491 visa invitation will be higher. In the event that I get invited for the 491 visa, will that mean that I will not be invited for the 190 visa if I make the cut later? 

 

Apologies for the barrage of questions. I have been looking for information on this but couldn't find any. Thanks in advance for reading and helping! 

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Unless you studied in WA, then this occupation isn’t available for WA sponsorship. 
 

Be aware as well, that the 491 and 190 are currently effectively closed across Australia and nobody knows when they will reopen. 

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 All state nominations are currently on hold until the Commonwealth releases new quotas to the states.

Unless you meet the Western Australian study requirement, Social Worker is not on the WA skills list.

 

 


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. Any comments relate to legislation and policy at date of post. 

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2 minutes ago, VERYSTORMY said:

Unless you studied in WA, then this occupation isn’t available for WA sponsorship. 
 

Be aware as well, that the 491 and 190 are currently effectively closed across Australia and nobody knows when they will reopen. 

Beat me to it!


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. Any comments relate to legislation and policy at date of post. 

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Thanks for all the replies! Darn, I was looking at the Graduate Stream under 190 thinking that I can qualify for that. 

But my 491 visa EOI application is still valid right? 

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32 minutes ago, JimL said:

But my 491 visa EOI application is still valid right? 

It is 'valid' but unfortunately WA won't pick it up because your occupation is not on their skills list (even if they had a quota).

 


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. Any comments relate to legislation and policy at date of post. 

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Hi @paulhand, thanks for replying. But isn't the 491 visa based on the Long Term Skilled Occupation Lists? My profession is in that list. 

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21 minutes ago, JimL said:

But isn't the 491 visa based on the Long Term Skilled Occupation Lists? My profession is in that list.

Yes and no:

The 491 is available to applicants with an occupation on either the MLTSSL, STSOL or ROL AND who have a nomination from a State or Territory (and who meet the other criteria).

In your case, your occupation is on the MLTSSL but it is not on the WA general skills list, so WA won't provide a nomination. It is up to the States to decide which occupations they need and WA has a very short list for applicants who have not studied there.


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. Any comments relate to legislation and policy at date of post. 

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