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No Minimum Income Requirement for the Subclass 191 Visa

The Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa in the Regional Provisional stream is a permanent visa pathway for people on eligible visas. It is open to people who have lived, worked and studied in areas designated as regional Australia and are holders of the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa or the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (subclass 494) visa. The Department of Home Affairs has recently clarified the minimum income requirement for this visa.

The Department of Home Affairs has advised that there is no minimum income requirement for the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191). Primary applicants must still provide notices of assessment issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for three income years out of the five years of their eligible visa. However, there is no legislative instrument in place specifying a minimum income threshold for this visa.

This is positive news for eligible visa holders as it means that they do not have to meet any income requirements.

However, the Department of Home Affairs has not ruled out introducing a minimum income threshold for this visa in the future. Therefore it is important that if you meet all the requirements for this visa, you should apply for this visa as soon as possible in case the Department brings in a minimum income threshold for this visa.

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