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Different Categories of Permanent Residency Visa

Sponsorship Requirement

This visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.

Skilled - Nominated
Visa Subclass 190
Time Frame Permanent
Work Environment Can live, work and study anywhere in Australia

For those who are nominated by a state or territory.

Skilled - Regional Sponsored (Provisional):
Visa Subclass 491
Time Frame 4 Years – May Apply for Skilled Regional Visa (PR). After 2 years Residence & 12 months Full-Time Work in a Specified Regional Area
Work Environment Must live, work or study in a specified regional area in Australia

For those who are nominated by a state or territory or sponsored by an eligible relative living in a designated area in Australia.

Nominated an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list OR Nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency

  • Skills assessment for that occupation
  • Age Limit
  • Achieved the score specified
  • English competent

Benefits

  • This is a permanent residence visa.
  • It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this visa:
  • Eligible to stay in Australia indefinitely
  • Eligible to work and study in Australia
  • Eligible to enroll in Medicare, Australia's scheme
  • Eligible to apply for Australian citizenship
  • Eligible to sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
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