191 Permanent Residence Skilled Regional Visa

191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa

The pathway to permanent residency for subclass 494 provisional regional visa holders.

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Permanent Residence Skilled Regional Visa

(Subclass 191)

The Subclass 191 visa is the dedicated pathway to permanent residency for Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) visa holders.

The pathway becomes available following a period of residence in regional Australia while holding the provisional visa.

No ongoing employer sponsorship or support is required for the subclass 191 application.

Requirements For A Skilled Regional Visa

(Subclass 191)

To be eligible for the Subclass 191 visa, applicants are required to have held a Subclass 494 visa for a minimum of three years.

Throughout this period, visa holders must ensure ongoing compliance with the visa conditions of living, working, and studying in a designated regional area. Evidence of this will be requested by Immigration as part of the application and monitoring process.

Applicants must also provide a notice of assessment demonstrating taxable income for each of the three years, however, there is no minimum amount required.

All applicants are required to meet health and character requirements for a permanent visa.