Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) - Regional Provisional 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) – Regional Provisional stream, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold an eligible visa – subclass 491 or 494 visa, and have held that visa for at least 3 years before you apply
  • Satisfy the income requirement, which is at least the minimum income threshold for at least 3 income years. Your taxable income must be shown on your Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Notice of Assessment.
  • Comply with the conditions of your eligible visa when in Australia. This requirement applies for the whole period you hold the visa(s).
  • Meet the health requirement. This also applies for any family members who apply for the visa with you. Family members not coming to Australia may also need to meet the health requirement.
  • Meet the character requirement. This also applies for family members aged 16 years and over who apply for the visa with you. Other family members not coming to Australia also need to meet the character requirement.
  • Sign the Australian values statement. If you are 16 years of age or older, you must have read, or had explained to you, the Life in Australia booklet, and sign an Australian Values Statement. This confirms you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws.
  • Pay back your debt to the Australian Government. If you or any family members owe the Australian Government money, you or they must pay it back. They can also make an arrangement to pay it back. This includes those who do not apply for the visa with you.
  • No prior visa cancellations or application refusals. You may not be eligible for this visa if we cancelled your visa or refused your application while you were in Australia.

Application Process

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