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Skilled People



  • 491 Regional Skilled Visa allows people to live and work in a region for five years

  • After living and working in a regional for three years and paying taxes to the specified amount you may be eligible for to apply for a permanent visa.



  • 189 Skilled independent allow people to live anywhere in Australia permanently.


  • 190 state or territory nominated independent allow people to live in in Australia permanently. A requirement of this visa is for people to remain in the state or territory that nominates them for at least two years. 


  • 191 regional skilled permanent visas are available to people who have held a 491 for at least three years and meet all other requirements.

  • 189 Skilled – NZ - allows New Zealand Visa holders who have lived and worked in Australia for five years and meet requirements to become a permanent resident of Australia.  NZ passport holders who meet criteria have a more stream lined process than the steps below.

Steps To A Skilled Visa

Approval of Skills Assessment

Expression of Interest 

Approval of State or Regional Nomination

Invitation to apply for a Visa 

Apply for your Visa

Approval of your visa

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