Skilled Regional (PR)
SC 191

The Skilled Regional (PR) Subclass 191 is a permanent residency visa program for skilled workers who have lived and worked in regional areas of Australia for at least three years on a subclass 491 or 494 visa. To be eligible for this visa, applicants must have a competent level of English and meet the relevant health and character requirements. They must also provide evidence of having earned a minimum income threshold during their time in regional Australia.

This visa program was introduced to encourage skilled workers to settle in regional areas of Australia and contribute to the economic growth and development of these areas. The Skilled Regional (PR) Subclass 191 visa holders may also be eligible to access various social security benefits, healthcare services, and educational opportunities in Australia. By providing a pathway to permanent residency for skilled workers in regional areas, this visa program supports the Australian Government’s goal of creating a more prosperous and sustainable economy, while also offering opportunities for skilled workers to build a new life in regional Australia.

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