Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (Subclass 191)

The Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) is designed to allow eligible individuals to live and work in Australia permanently. It offers several benefits, including the ability to stay in Australia indefinitely, work and study in the country, enroll in Australia's public health care scheme (Medicare), sponsor relatives to come to Australia, travel to and from Australia for 5 years, and if eligible, apply for Australian citizenship. However, newly arrived residents may need to wait before accessing certain Australian Government payments and benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can travel to and from Australia for up to 5 years from the date of visa grant. After this period, you’ll need a Resident Return Visa (RRV) to re-enter Australia as a permanent resident.

You can include them when you lodge your visa application or add them after you’ve lodged the application but before the decision is made. Family members must meet health and character requirements.

Applicants must either have functional English or be prepared to pay the second instalment of the visa application charge when requested.

or visas granted before this date, they must not expire after July 8, 2025.

If eligible, you can apply for Australian citizenship while holding this visa.

Yes, family members who are not coming to Australia may also need to meet health and character requirements.

There is no minimum income requirement for this visa; however, applicants must provide notices of assessment from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for the specified income years.

Currently, there are no frequently asked questions available for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114).