Skilled Regional Subclass 191
The Skilled Regional visa - 191 is the second stage visa giving permanent residence to holders of Skilled Regional Provisional visas.
What you need to know:
- Provides permanent residency to visa applicants on the skilled regional subclass 491 visa.
- Visa does not require sponsorship by an Australian relative or nomination by a state or territory government.
Who’s eligible for a Skilled Regional Provisional Visa?
To be eligible for the Skilled Regional Provisional Visa, the visa applicant must have completed the following:
- Residence in a Regional Area
The applicant has been in Australia holding a provisional skilled visa (eg: Subclass 491) for the last 3 years. During this time, you must have lived in a regional area of Australia (if sponsored by a State or Territory Government) or a Designated Area if sponsored by an Australian relative.
- Work Experience
The applicant has worked for at least 36 months in Australia - this experience need not be in a skilled occupation, but must be full time (at least 35 hours per week) and must be in a regional or designated area.
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