The 191 visa is for people who have previously lived, worked, or studied in a designated regional area of Australia on an eligible visa.
Holders with 191 Visa can:
Subclass 494 and 491 visa holders will be able to transition to permanent residency with the Permanent Skilled Regional Visa (subclass 191).
If you need a permanent visa right away, you may be able to apply for one of the following permanent visas instead:
Important information on the Subclass 191 Visa
In November 2022, new applications for the subclass 191 skilled regional visa will be accepted. You must have the following qualifications to apply:
Important: Applicants earning $53,900 and who claim tax deductions will no longer be eligible to apply because their taxable income will fall below the threshold
Fees for visa application will be around:
Applicants will also have the option to pay an additional fee if they are 18 or older and have less than functional English.
We are confident that you will be able to sponsor eligible family members at this time. We will update this section with relevant information as the application deadline approaches.