The new Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) visa will "replace" subclass 187 in November 2019. Whilst nominations are valid for 6 months for subclass 187, the validity period of subclass 494 nominations will be very different.
The validity of a nomination approved for the purposes of visa subclass 187 is set out in Schedule 2 of the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth), as follows:
187.223 / 187.233
(6) The application for the visa is made no more than 6 months after the Minister approved the nomination.
The validity period of a nomination for subclass 494 will be very different, as follows:
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