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191 Skilled Regional Visa

191 Skilled Regional Visa 

The Australia Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 191) is a pathway to permanent residency designed to encourage skilled workers to contribute to the growth and development of regional areas in Australia. It’s a transition from the temporary Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa, Subclass 491, which mandates a certain period of residence in a designated regional area.

To qualify for the Subclass 191 visa, applicants must have held a Subclass 491 or Subclass 494 visa for at least three years. During this time, they need to have abided by the conditions of their visa, including living, working, and studying in a designated regional area. Additionally, they must demonstrate sufficient taxable income for the specified period, meeting the minimum threshold.

191 Skilled Regional Visa

191 Skilled Regional Visa 

If you’re in Australia on a provisional 491 or 494 visa, and you’re working in a designated regional area of Australia, you may be eligible for a skilled regional 191 visa. This could be your pathway to staying in Australia permanently 

Requirements For A Skilled Regional Visa (Subclass 191)

Applicants must also meet health and character requirements, as well as demonstrate a taxable income threshold for the specified period. Additionally, they should continue to fulfill the requirements of their original regional provisional visa.

The Subclass 191 visa provides a direct pathway to permanent residency, without the need for a separate application process. This is distinct from some other pathways that require two separate visa applications.

There are three main visa requirements for a 191 Skilled Regional Visa:

    • You must be holding an eligible 491 or 494 visa for at least 3 years and have complied with the conditions of that visa.
    • You must have a taxable income at or above a specific threshold for at least three years while holding your eligible visa.

How To Apply For A 191 Skilled Regional Visa

If you comply with the three requirements, the easiest way to apply for a 191 Skilled Regional Visa in Australia is to contact Absolute Immigration.  A discovery call with our experienced team will ensure you are on the right immigration pathway for your circumstances.

Step 1

Once you reach out to Absolute Immigration, we set up a discovery call to understand what your needs are and what Visa best suits you.

Step 2

From there, we will send you a Strategy proposal outlining the steps we will take to assist you in getting a Visa for you to sign off on.

Step 3

Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.

Take the first step and schedule a call

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Frequently Asked Questions

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This Visa is for eligible skilled migrants, who have been working in designated regional areas of Australia, to become permanent residents.

Migrants who are already on a 491 or a 494 visa can apply for the 191. They would have already had a skills assessment for their first visa, which would then carry over to the 191. 

Using your skills, you would have a salary assessment for your 191 visa.

Yes, a 191 visa can lead to permanent residency. A 191 visa is valid for up to 5 years, after which you may be eligible for permanent residency.

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