Suite 4 (Ground Floor), 1329 Hay St, West Perth WA 6005
External image

Skilled Regional Permanent Residence Visa (Subclass 191)

The Subclass 191 visa provides an independent pathway to permanent residency for certain visa holders who have only lived, worked, or studied in parts of Australia that are “designated regional areas”.

The subclass 191 visa is the permanent residency pathway for the following two visas.

  • Subclass 494 skilled employer-sponsored regional (provisional) visa
  • Subclass 491 skilled work regional (provisional) visa

In order to apply for this visa, the primary applicant must:

  • hold a regional provisional visa (Subclass 494 / 491 visa), and held that visa for at least 3 years.
  • have lived in a designated regional area for a minimum of 3 years.
  • have complied substantially with the conditions which applied to their regional provisional visa (held by the applicant at time of application) and any subsequent bridging visas.
  • provide copies of notices of assessments in order to meet the minimum income threshold for at least three years as the holder of a regional provisional visa.


Our role is to work with you through each of the steps involved in this process to do everything possible to maximize your chances of qualifying for and being invited to apply for a permanent skilled visa for Australia.

Australian immigration law is complex, and law and procedures change on a frequent basis. We strongly recommend that you contact us to confirm the General Skilled Migration (GSM) process and schedule a consultation with one of our Registered Migration Agents to assess your eligibility.

Do not wait! Book a consultation right away!

Australian Visas Categories:

Tourist and Visitor Visas

The Visitor visa is used by foreign nationals to travel…

Read more
Partner and Family Visas

Partner visa lets the de facto partner or spouse of…

Read more
Student Visa

International students who want to come to Australia to study…

Read more
Employer Sponsored Visas

Employer Sponsored visa lets skilled workers who are nominated by…

Read more
Temporary Graduate – 485 Visa

The 485 visa is a temporary working visa that allows…

Read more