191 Visa Requirements, Application Process & Cost
191 Permanent Residence
Starting from November 2022, the Skilled Residence (Permanent Residence) – Subclass 191 will allow its holders work and study anywhere in Australia, sponsor eligible relatives and apply for Australian citizenship.
Subclass 191 Visa
The Skilled Residence (Permanent Residence) – Subclass 191 will be available from November 2022.
This visa is for people who have lived, worked and studied in designated regional area Australia on a previous, eligible visa. It will allow applies who hold a regional provisional visa Skill Work Regional – Subclass 491 or Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional 494 pathway to PR.
With 191 Visa you can:
work and study anywhere in Australia
sponsor eligible relatives for permanently residence
apply for Australian citizenship, after one + years.
enrol in Medicare
191 Visa Requirements
Here’s a simplified list of requirements that you need to meet before applying for 191 Visa. In case of questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Resident in a regional area
You must have maintained residency in a regional area. Although you’re not restricted to stay in the same state or regional area.
Worked in a regional area
Note: Visa holders of the 491 or 494 can move between regional areas. You are not restricted to stay in the same state or regional area that you apply. Regional areas are defined as any area excluding Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Regional areas include Perth, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Geelong, Newcastle, Wollongong, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra.
Frequently Asked Questions
In case you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.
Is the 191 visa permanent residency?
Yes the 191 visa is permanent. This means that if you hold it, you are a permanent resident of Australia.
Can I work in any occupation on the 191 visa?
Yes, you can work in any occupation on the 191 visa. You can work in any occupation on the 491 visa as well.
How can I get PR after 491 visa?
You must live and work for 3 years in regional areas to get Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) 191 Visa.
Can I live anywhere on a 191 visa?
Yes, once you hold a 191 visa, you can live anywhere in Australia. You do not need to remain in a regional area.
Can I include family members on the 191 visa?
What visa do I have to be on to apply for a 191 visa?
How much does a 191 visa cost?
Is the 191 visa points tested?
Can I apply directly for the 191 visa?
What is the income requirement for the 191 visa?
What is condition 8579?
Can I apply for another visa from a 491?
What is regional area?
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