Permanent Skilled Visa Australia

More specifically called the “Permanent Residency (Skilled) Visa”, this visa commenced on 16 November 2022. This Skilled Visa Permanent Residency is your pathway to permanent residency in Australia.

The Permanent Skilled Visa Australia Regional) visa Australia is a pathway to permanent residency for skilled workers in Australia. The Permanent Residence Skilled Regional Visa is for individuals who have lived & worked in Australia. The Permanent Residence Skilled Regional Visa Subclass 191 will provide a pathway to permanent residence to visa holders of the 2 new skilled regional provisional visas i.e. Subclass 491 & Subclass 494 introduced on 16th November 2019.

Eligibility for Permanent Residence Skilled Regional Visa

To be eligible for this visa, visa holders of the above two mentioned subclasses must

  • have lived, worked, or studied in a designated area in Australia for at least 3 years, and
  • have had a taxable income at or above a specific income threshold for at least 3 years, and
  • have complied with all the conditions of the visa they held

Benefits of the Skilled Visa Permanent Residency in Australia

With the Subclass 191 visa you will be able to

  • Stay permanently/indefinitely in Australia as a “Permanent Resident”
  • Work & study anywhere in Australia
  • Enroll in Australia’s public health care scheme MEDICARE
  • Sponsor eligible family members for permanent residence
  • Travel to & from Australia for 5 years, after which you will need a “Resident Return Visa” to re-enter Australia
  • If eligible, apply for Australian Citizenship

You will be able to include eligible family members in your application. An important point to note here is that you must include eligible family members when you apply. You will not be able to add family members after you have submitted your application. Family members will have to meet health & character requirements.

You will have to be in Australia both at the time of applying & at the time of decision of your application.