For eligible New Zealand citizens to live and work in Australia permanently.
hold a New Zealand Special Category (subclass 444) visa
have usually resided in Australia for at least the last 5 years
have started living here on or before 19 February 2016
in most cases, have ataxable income at or above a specific income threshold for each of the four completed income years prior to lodging an application
Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa
This visa lets holders of a skilled regional provisional visa apply for permanent residence. It will commence in November 2022.
The applicant must:
have held the Subclass 491 or 494 for at least 3 years and substantially complied with the conditions of the visa
have met a minimum threshold taxable income level for at least three years while holding the Subclass 491 or 494 (threshold to be specified by legislative instrument)
meet various health and character requirements
Dependent children included as members of family unit for the Subclass 491 or 494 visas, may be included in Subclass 191 application, even if they are no longer able to meet the definition of dependency.
NOTE: This visa is not yet in force. It will be available for eligible Subclass 491 and 494 visa holders in November 2022.
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