The visa charge for the main applicant starts from AUD 4,045. Extra charges will be incurred for each family member who applies for this visa.
You can compute the cost using the Visa Pricing Estimator.*
For any applicant 18 years or older, you might have to pay an additional charge, the second installment charge, if they have less than functional English. The second installment charge is AUD 4,890 and needs to be paid only once the Department of Home Affairs asked to do so.
*The Estimator does not include the second installment charge and other costs such as health checks, police certificates, and bio-metrics.
You will be eligible to apply for permanent residency through the Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) which starts on 16 November 2022 only if you have held your subclass 491 visa for three years.
With this visa, you cannot:
Valid for five years from the date the visa is granted. Status is temporary. This visa cannot be extended. You can explore visa options.
This visa can be applied from in or outside Australia provided you are not in immigration clearance.
While applying for the visa, if you are in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or a subclass 010 Bridge A visa, a subclass 020 Bridging B visa, or a subclass 030 Bridging C visa.
You will have the permission to enter Australia multiple times as long as your visa is valid and the time spent outside Australia will not extend your visa.
You and your family must abide by all Australian laws.
It will be digitally linked to your passport.