Comprehensive Guide to the Subclass 192 - Pacific Engagement Visa (PEV) offers

Permanent Residency in Australia

You gain the right to live, work, and study anywhere in Australia permanently.

Inclusive Family Application

Include your partner and legally dependent children in your visa application.

Employment Opportunities

Secure a formal ongoing job offer in Australia for you or your partner/spouse.

Comprehensive Settlement Support

Access to the Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) Program and the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) for easier integration.

Healthcare Access

Eligible for Medicare, providing comprehensive health coverage.

Education Benefits

Immediate access to the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and VET Student Loans (VSL) for tertiary education, along with government-funded school places for children.

Financial Assistance

Eligible for financial benefits such as Family Tax Benefit Part A, Austudy, and Youth Allowance, helping to ease the transition.

Freedom to Travel and Return

As a permanent resident, travel to and from Australia for 5 years, which can be renewed.

Pathway to Citizenship

Eligibility for Australian citizenship after meeting residency requirements, offering a permanent home for you and future generations.

Cultural and Community Integration

Encourages greater cultural, business, and educational exchange, strengthening the Pacific and Timor-Leste diaspora in Australia.

Key Features

  • Ballot System: A pre-application, random selection process ensuring equitable access for individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds.
  • Eligibility:
    • Age 18-45 at ballot commencement.
    • National of a participating country.
    • Valid passport holder.
    • Successful completion of an online registration with an AUD$25 fee.

Eligibility Criteria for PEV

To qualify for the PEV, applicants must:

  • Be selected through the PEV ballot.
  • Be aged between 18 and 45 years.
  • Hold a valid visa if applying from within Australia.
  • Secure a formal job offer in Australia.
  • Fulfill English language, character, and health requirements.

Visa Allocations

Visa allocations are determined based on several factors, including population size, diaspora in Australia, existing migration opportunities, expected demand, and views of the participating countries.

Visa Allocations for 2024:

Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia50
Fiji Fiji300
Nauru Nauru100
Palau Palau50
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea1350
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands150
Timor-Leste Timor-Leste300
Tonga Tonga150
Tuvalu Tuvalu100
Vanuatu Vanuatu150

Ballot and Application Process

The inaugural PEV ballot is anticipated in mid-2024, following the finalization of all administrative arrangements. This process aims to democratize access to permanent migration opportunities, highlighting Australia’s commitment to building a peaceful and prosperous Pacific region.

Settlement Support

Upon arrival, PEV holders will benefit from comprehensive settlement services to ensure a smooth transition to life in Australia. This includes:

  • Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) and Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) managed by the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Access to Medicare and government-funded educational opportunities.
  • Immediate eligibility for Family Tax Benefit A, Austudy, Youth Allowance, HELP, and VET Student Loans, subject to a four-year Newly Arrived Resident Waiting period for certain income support payments.

The PEV represents a significant step towards deepening Australia’s engagement with the Pacific, offering a new pathway for permanent residency that promises to enhance the cultural, educational, and economic ties between Australia and the Pacific region. Further information and detailed eligibility criteria will be made available on our website as we approach the PEV’s commencement in 2024.

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What is the 192 Visa?

The subclass 192 visa is a new permanent resident visa designed for citizens of participating Pacific Island nations and Timor-Leste. It aims to strengthen the relationships and connections between Australia and these countries. Each year, 3,000 places are allocated for this visa.

How to Be Invited for a 192 Visa?

To be invited to apply for a 192 visa, you need to register for the Pacific Engagement Visa (PEV) ballot and pay a registration fee of AUD 25. Selection is done randomly through the ballot.

How Much Does It Cost to Apply for a 192 Visa?

The ballot registration fee is AUD 25. You can apply for the visa if selected, and the application fee is AUD 350.

When Does the PEV Start?

The first PEV ballot is expected to start in mid-2024.

How Many 192 Visas Will Be Granted Each Year?

There will be 3,000 places allocated annually for citizens of the participating countries and their immediate family members.

Can I Bring My Family Members to Australia Under the 192 Visa?

You can include immediate family members in your 192 visa application. Immediate family members include your spouse or de facto partner, your children or your partner’s children, and the dependent children of your children or your partner’s children.

For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the official government website: Australian Department of Home Affairs – Pacific Engagement Visa.

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