What is Visa 491? Let us guide you on this Visa 491 is New Skilled Work (Provisional) subclass 491 which is Australian. If you are under 45 years, and if you have full time work experience in occupation list also known as SOL Australia then it could be a healthy opportunity to apply for Visa 491. If you agree to live, and work only to the nominated regions of Australia for 5 years, the Visa 491 can be allotted to you. Choosing an occupation from the SOL Australia would be the first step. After completing at least 3 years, a settler can apply for other visa categories. The Visa 491 can earn you additional 15 points in the Australian point system.