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Permanent Residence Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 191)

Permanent Residence Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 191)

Brief Summary:

The Permanent Residence Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 191) is designed for individuals who have lived, worked, and studied in designated regional areas of Australia on eligible visas. This visa provides a permanent residency status, offering an opportunity to continue contributing to the vibrant and diverse regional communities of Australia.

  • Overview

    Australia’s regional areas offer unique landscapes, opportunities, and lifestyles. The Subclass 191 visa is key to ensuring these areas continue to thrive by retaining skilled professionals who have already adapted to and enriched these communities. It acknowledges the contributions of skilled migrants to regional economies and paves the way for them to become permanent members of Australian society.

  • About This Visa

    There are two streams for eligible applicants namely, Regional Provisional Scheme for Holders of Subclass 491 or 494 visa for at least 3 years and Hong Kong Stream for holders of Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passports. 

    1.Regional Provisional Scheme

    To qualify for this visa, applicants must have held a Subclass 491 or 494 visa for at least three years, demonstrating their commitment to regional Australia. This visa allows you and your family to settle permanently in Australia, with access to the country’s robust healthcare system, education, and social security benefits. It also acts as a stepping stone towards citizenship.

    Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Hold a valid Subclass 491 or 494 visa.
    • Have lived and worked in a designated regional area for at least three years.
    • Have a taxable income at or above a specific threshold for at least three years while holding the previous visa.
    • Comply with the conditions of the Subclass 491 or 494 visa.
    • Meet health and character requirements.

    2.Hong Kong Stream

    This stream is available for Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport holders and if you have the passport from these countries, you do not need a sponsor or nominator.

     Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Holder of eligible visa 457, 482 or 485 for at least 3 years
    • Hold a Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport 
    • Have lived, worked, or studied in a designated regional area for at least three years.
    • Demonstrate Functional English requirement
    • Comply with the visa conditions
    • Meet health and character requirements
  • Cost Estimate

    The visa application fee for the primary applicant depends on the stream you are applying for. Additional charges apply for family members included in the application. Applicants should also consider the costs for health checks, police certificates, and any necessary certifications or assessments.

  • Processing Times

    The processing time for the Subclass 191 visa can vary based on application volume and individual circumstances. While specific processing times are not provided, applicants are encouraged to ensure their application is complete and accurate to avoid unnecessary delays.

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