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191 Visa – Permanent Residency (Skilled Regional) Visa

What You Can Do | Criteria | Processing Times | Cost & Fees

The 191 Visa Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional Visa) commenced from 16th November 2022. This visa will enable migrants who have lived and worked in a designated regional area in Australia to apply for permanent residency provided they hold an eligible visa and meet the income criteria.

With This Visa, You Can Do the Following:

  1. Continue to live and work in Australia permanently
  2. Apply for Australian citizenship, upon meeting the requirements
  3. Have access to Medicare
  4. Sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia

Here Is the Criteria for Subclass 191 Visa

  1. You hold an eligible visa. This would be either Subclass 491 or Subclass 494.
  2. You have a taxable income above the required threshold
  3. You have lived in a designated regional area for at least three years
  4. Meet all the relevant health and character requirements.

191 Visa Processing times

Processing times fluctuate in accordance with the departmental workload and are updated monthly. You can check the current processing times on


The current government application fee starts from AUD 435. This will vary depending on the number of dependants included in your application and their age. Our consultancy fee will be dependent on your individual circumstances.

If you wish to learn more, or if you wish to speak to a Registered Migration Agent, feel free to send through an enquiry and book a consultation.

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