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Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa (Subclass 191)

Latest 191 visa news:

No Minimum Income Requirement

The Department of Home Affairs has today clarified that there is no minimum income requirement for the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191), as there is no legislative instrument in place specifying a minimum income threshold for this visa.

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. Primary applicants who have already lodged should check and ensure their application provides these three notices.

The Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa in the Regional Provisional Stream is the pathway to permanent residence for eligible holders of the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) and Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (subclass 494) visas.

Whilst this appears to be positive news, please note that legislation is yet to be released therefore this information should be taken as general information only.

The Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa (Subclass 191) allows individuals holding a qualifying visa who have lived for at least 3 years in a designated regional area and who have also earned the specified income amount, to reside permanently in Australia. The visa can include eligible members of your family. You do not need a sponsor or be nominated for this visa.

The announced minimum requirements for this visa are set out below:

Regional Provisional Stream

Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa (Subclass 191)

SKILLED REGIONAL VISA REQUIREMENTS

Visa Applicant
You must:
Note : Designated Regional Areas are defined by postcode.

Other Visa

Designated regional areas postcodes.

If you are applying for a Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) visa, and you are being sponsored by an eligible relative, your sponsor must be usually a resident in one of the following designated areas:
State or TerritoryCategoryPostcodes
New South WalesCities and major regional centres2259, 2264 to 2308, 2500 to 2526, 2528 to 2535 and 2574
Regional centres and other regional areas2250 to 2258, 2260 to 2263, 2311 to 2490, 2527, 2536 to 2551, 2575 to 2739, 2753 to 2754, 2756 to 2758 and 2773 to 2898
Victoria
Cities and major regional centres3211 to 3232, 3235, 3240, 3328, 3330 to 3333, 3340 and 3342
Regional centres and other regional areas3097 to 3099, 3139, 3233 to 3234, 3236 to 3239, 3241 to 3325, 3329, 3334, 3341, 3345 to 3424, 3430 to 3799, 3809 to 3909, 3912 to 3971 and 3978 to 3996
Queensland
Cities and major regional centres4019 to 4022, 4025, 4037, 4074, 4076 to 4078, 4207 to 4275, 4300, 4301, 4303 to 4305, 4500 to 4506, 4508 to 4512, 4514 to 4519, 4521, 4550, 4551, 4553 to 4562, 4564 to 4569, 4571 to 4575
Regional centres and other regional areas4124, 4125, 4133, 4183, 4184, 4280 to 4287, 4306 to 4498, 4507, 4552, 4563, 4570, 4580 to 4895
Western Australia
Cities and major regional centres6000 to 6038, 6050 to 6083, 6090 to 6182, 6208 to 6211, 6214 and 6556 to 6558
Regional centres and other regional areasAll postcodes in Western Australia not mentioned in ‘Cities and major regional centres’ category above
South Australia
Cities and major regional centres5000 to 5171, 5173 to 5174, 5231 to 5235, 5240 to 5252, 5351 and 5950 to 5960
Regional centres and other regional areasAll postcodes in South Australia not mentioned in ‘Cities and major regional centres’ category above
Tasmania
Cities and major regional centres7000, 7004 to 7026, 7030 to 7109, 7140 to 7151 and 7170 to 7177
Regional centres and other regional areasAll postcodes in Tasmania not mentioned in ‘Cities and major regional centres’ category above
Australian Capital Territory
Cities and major regional centresAll postcodes in the Australian Capital Territory
Regional centres and other regional areasNone
Northern Territory
Cities and major regional centresNone
Regional centres and other regional areasAll postcodes in the Northern Territory
Norfolk Island
Cities and major regional centresNone
Regional centres and other regional areasAll postcodes in Norfolk Island
Other Territories
Cities and major regional centresNone
Regional centres and other regional areasAll postcodes in a Territory other than the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory or Norfolk Island

Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) Visa (Subclass 191) (HONG KONG STREAM)

The Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) allows eligible Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport holders who have demonstrated commitment to Australia, live and work in Australia permanently.

The announced minimum requirements for this visa are set out below:

HONG KONG STREAM REQUIREMENTS

Visa Applicant
You must:

Applies to Both Streams of the Skilled Regional 191 Visa:

With this visa you can

Can I include family in the 191 Visa?

You can include members of the family unit in your application.

You can:
Generally, family members included in your application do not need an eligible visa.
 
Family members must hold an eligible visa if:

Their eligible visa must have been granted on the basis that they were a member of your family unit. This provision applies, for example, if you want to include a child in your application who has turned 23 years of age since getting an eligible visa.

Family members included in your application must meet health and character requirements. Family members not coming to Australia may also need to meet health and character requirements.

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