There are different ways to get Australia Permanent Resident Visa (Australian PR) such as point based skilled migration, employer-sponsored, relative sponsored, refugee visa etc. Australian permanent residents are residents of Australia who hold Australia permanent resident visas but are not citizens of the Commonwealth of Australia.
The holder of Australian permanent resident visas may remain in Australia indefinitely. A 5-year initial visa, which corresponds to the underlying migration scheme, is granted alongside the permanent residency. Until the initial visa expires, the visa holder may leave and re-enter Australia freely. A notable feature of the Australian permanent residency visa is that, even after the initial visa expires, the holder is entitled to stay in Australia indefinitely without breaching immigration regulations.
After the initial visa expires, if the holder wishes to continue to travel to and from Australia as an Australian permanent resident, they must obtain a Resident Return Visa (RRV).
Most Australian permanent residents are eligible to become citizens after 4 years stay in Australia.
Australian PR Visa under Skilled Migration Program
Skilled Migration Australia offers a golden chance to the workers who are skilled to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. Under the Australian General Skilled Migration (GSM) program, applicants who are skilled workers may employ their qualifications, experience related to work, apart from proficiency in the English language, to fulfill the many requirements as set by the involved body of the country, for the objective of pocketing Permanent Visa
There are 3 Subclass of visa under Australian Skilled Migration Program. Out of it, 2 are the permanent visa for Australia.
Subclass 189: Skilled Independent Visa
Subclass 190: Skilled Nominated Visa
The complete process of getting a PR for Australia– starts and revolves around the points you score and proving the same to DIAC using various documents. Currently for getting eligible for these PRs – one needs at least 60 points. IELTS (generic) score of at least 6 is part of the eligibility, but one can score more to gain extra points. To get your points for your qualification and experience (skills); one has to get those assessed by the relevant designated authority like ACS, Engineers Australia etc.
Steps to follow to get PR for Australia under Australian General Skilled Migration Program:
1. Learn about Australia Migration Point System.
2. IELTS and Skill Assessment;
3. EOI, Expression of Interest.
4. State Sponsorship – if 190 is selected in step 2 above. Not required in case of 189.
5. Receive Invitation to apply
6. Apply for Australian Visa online and upload documents.
7. Have your medicals done
8. Get the Grant Letter
Australian PR under Employer Sponsors Program
The three most common employer-sponsored visas under Australian Immigration Program are:
- A 457 (a temporary visa that can between four months to four years in length);
- An ENS (a permanent residency visa available to migrants who have worked on a 457 for two years or who pass certain skill tests) and;
- AnRSMS (for regionally based employers, giving permanent residency to the migrant).
Australian Permanent Resident Visas through Family Migration
Partners of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens may apply to enter and/or remain permanently in Australia. Partners include:
a fiancé or fiancée
a married partner
a de facto partner
a same‐sex partner
Best time to start the Australia PR process?
As DIBP keep changing time to time, it is always good to start the process ASAP.
Advantages of being an Australian Permanent Resident (Australian PR)
Better Job Opportunities
Social Security Benefits
Free Public Education
Public health Care
Family tax benefit
Disability Support pension
Permanent Residence in Australia
Because going for Australian Permanent Residency is a very major decision of life, it’s always a good idea to trust a professional immigration consultancy specializing in Australian Immigration to prepare your case. Not only it will give you peace of mind but it will also give you the best chance for success. With a visa success rate of almost 100%, you can count on Immigration Help to handle your case for Australian Permanent Residency professionally and affordably.
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