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Permanent Skilled Regional Visa (subclass 191)

Permanent Skilled Regional Visa (subclass 191)


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Benefits of the visa 191

  • Grant permanent residency, allowing you to live, work, and study in the country without time limitations
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Access to a wide range of social benefits, including healthcare through Medicare and certain social security advantages
  • Bring your family member to Australia with you
  • Apply for Australian citizenship if eligible


  • Hold an 491 or 494 visa for at least three years
  • Provide notices of assessment issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for three income years out of the five years of your eligible visa

Visa Fee Charge

  • From AUD475.00
  • There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa.

Processing Time

  • 90% of the visas are processed in 5 Months

Your Obligations

  • NO condition

How to Apply for an Australian visa?

  • Step 1: Gather your documents (identity, payslips, reference letters, notices of assessment, etc)
  • Step 2: Complete the Visa Application Form via the online IMMI Account
  • Step 3: Pay the Visa Application Fee
  • Step 4: Complete the health examination

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there any requirements about the minimum income for the 191 visa?

There is no minimum income requirement for the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191).Primary applicants must provide notices of assessment issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for three income years out of the five years of their eligible visa

Can I apply for this visa outside Australia?

Yes you can, but you need to hold 491 or 494 visa for at least 3 years to meet the requirement for this visa.

Do I need skill assessment to apply for the 191 visa?

No you don’t need

Do I need to be invited by a state/ territory to apply for this visa?

No you don’t need

If I were holding another visa other than 494 or 941 visa, may I eligible for 191 visa?

No you need to hold a 491 or 494 visa to meet requirement for this visa.

How long must I live and work in the designated area when applying for visa 191?

Before applying for visa 191 (while holding a 491 visa or a 494 visa), you must live and work in a designated regional area for at least 3 years. After your 191 visa is granted, you have to live in that designated area at least 2 years.In total, you have to live there for at least 5 years while holding both Subclass 491/494 visa and subclass 191

Do I need to live in the designated area after granting a 191 visa?

You need to live in in the designated area for 2 years after the grant date of your 191 visa. After that you can live anywhere you want

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