The Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191)

** This is not available until 16 November 2022 and not all information has been published by the Department of Home Affairs. This artcile will continue to be updated as more information becomes available **


Who needs this visa?

This visa is available to holders of a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visa or  Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) subclass 494 visa and allows them to live in Australia permanently. The visa allows you toi live, work and study anywhere in Australia, sponsor eligible relatives for permanet residnecy, and apply for Australian citizinship once eligible.


What are the application requirements?

  • hold an eligible visa (the subclass 491 or 494) and have complied with the conditions of that visa (this includes the main applicant and any dependents)

  • both primary and secondary applicants have lived for at least 3 years in a location defined as regional Australia (anywhere in Australia except Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane) 

  • the primary applicant has worked in a location defined as regional Australia for at least three years and has earned a taxable income of $53,900 or more per annum for at least three years


What is the application process?

Details are yet to be published, but the application process is expected to be similar to that for the Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887).


How can Work Visa Lawyers help?

Work Visa Lawyers is highly experienced in all parts of the Employer Sponsored visa application process.

Our team of experienced Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents look forward to assisting you with your Australian visa or appeal.

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