Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) - Hong Kong stream offers

Live & work freely in Australia

Live & work freely in Australia

You have the freedom to live and work anywhere in Australia without restrictions.
Indefinite residency

Indefinite residency

Your 5-year visa can be renewed an unlimited number of times.
Family support

Family support

Sponsorship is available for eligible family members.
Medicare benefits

Medicare benefits

Eligible for comprehensive health coverage through Medicare.
Homeownership assistance

Homeownership assistance

Eligible for a $10,000 first home owners grant.
Higher education funding

Higher education funding

Access financial aid through Higher Education Loans Program (HELP).
A clear path to citizenship

A clear path to citizenship

After 4 years of residency, you can become an Australian citizen.
Citizenship for children

Citizenship for children

Children of permanent residents are automatically citizens.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191)Hong Kong stream, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold an eligible visa at the time you make your visa application. You must have held that visa for at least 3 years before that date. Multiple visas, including visas of the same subclass, cannot be combined to meet this requirement.
  • Hold a Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport when you apply for your visa.
  • Have been usually resident in a designated regional area of Australia for a continuous period of at least 3 years. This must be immediately before the date you apply for this visa.
  • Have any work or study you did in the 3 years immediately before applying for this visa be in a designated regional area of Australia.
  • Comply with the conditions attached to your eligible visa when in Australia. This requirement applies for the whole period you hold the visa(s).
  • Australian Department of Home Affairs make a decision on your application you must have functional English
  • You and any family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our health requirement. Family members not coming to Australia may also need to meet the health requirement.
  • You and family members aged 16 years and over who apply for the visa with you must meet our character requirement. We also need other family members not coming to Australia to meet the character requirement.
  • If you are 16 years of age or older, you must have read, or had explained to you, the Life in Australia and sign an Australian Values Statement. This confirms you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws.
  • If you or any family members owe the Australian Government money, you or they must have paid it back. They can also make an arrangement to pay it back. This includes those who do not apply for the visa with you.
  • You may not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia. Check if visa cancellation affects your eligibility.

Application Process

Check your eligibility, hold an eligible visa, live and work in a designated regional area, and apply for the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) – Hong Kong stream

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