This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely.The visa has a travel component that expires 5 years after the date of visa grant.

  • Hold an eligible visa(subclass 457, 482 or 485 visa) at the time you make your visa application and have held that visa for at least 3 years. 
  • Hold a Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport when you apply for your visa.
  • Must have been usually resident,work or study in a designated regional area of Australia for a continuous period of at least 3 years.
  • Must have complied with the conditions attached to your eligible visa when in Australia.
  • Have a functional level of English or above (such as minimum IELTS score of 4.5 based on the 4 test components).

  • Meet the health and character requirement. 

  • No outstanding Government debt.

  • Sign the Australian values statement.

  • No previous visas cancelled or applications refused.

Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa 191 Fee
Base application charge
Additional applicant charge 18 and over
Additional applicant charge under 18