Australia Permanent Residence Visa

Australia is one of the best countries to apply for a permanent residence visa (PR). It has designed several categories of Visa to offer permanent residence to the candidates i.e.; Visa Subclass 189, Visa Subclass 190, etc.

To apply for these permanent residence visas, you must follow an immigration system based on points. Australia's points-based immigration system determines your eligibility for the PR visa according to the points you obtain by key selection factors, ie age, language proficiency, work experience, education, etc.

What is the application process for PR in Australia?

If you want to confirm your eligibility for permanent residence (PR) in Australia, Click on the "Australia Points Calculator" button below.

Let's discuss the crucial aspects of Australia's Permanent Residence process, that is, its benefits, requirements and the different categories of visas offered by Australian Immigration.

In case you are wondering, what are the benefits you will get as a permanent resident of Australia, let's find out the key benefits of Australian Permanent Residence.

Benefits of Permanent Residency (PR) - Australia:

  • You can live & work in Australia indefinitely.
  • You are allowed to leave and enter Australia frequently within the initial five year period after it can be renewed, if you meet the criteria.
  • After spending the first years in the state of permanent residence, you can apply for citizenship.
  • Permanent residents enjoy many rights and privileges as well as Australian citizens, including access to free or subsidized health and legal services.
  • You can sponsor your relatives in Australia, subject to compliance with the residency criteria and the guarantee of support requirements.
  • Australia's public relations status gives you the right to request Australian consular assistance abroad.
  • It also gives you the right to travel, live, work and study in New Zealand, after the approval of the New Zealand government.
  • Your children born within Australia will be considered Australian citizens by birth.

Is your dream settling in Australia as a Permanent Resident and you are confused about the requirements to apply for PR Visa, let's find out the key requirements for it?

Permanent Resident Visa requirements of Australia:

As already said, Australia has a point-based immigration system. The process for obtaining Permanent Resident in Australia is a mix of online and offline activities. Let's first explore the key PR requirements of Australia


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Organize Key Documents:

First, organize the key documents to request for PR in Australia. Apart from the routine travel and educational documents, you would need the two main documents, that is

IELTS Result of the English proficiency test and

Skill evaluation report by a relevant evaluating authority

Choose the Appropriate Visa:

You would require choosing the correct PR Visa category to apply. Australia’s common PR visa categories are Subclass 189 (Non-sponsored visa), Subclass 190 (State Nominated Visa), Subclass 186 (employer nominated visa), etc. See below all Australia PR Visa categories

Select a SOL Occupation:

Once the relevant visa is chosen, you must select an occupation from the list of qualified occupations (SOL). If you apply for a non-sponsored visa (that is, a sub-class 189 visa), you must choose the SOL of Australia, while, if you are applying for a state-nominated visa (that is, a visa for subclass 190) , you must choose the combined list of eligible qualifying occupations & nbsp; of that particular Australian state.

Apply in Points Based System:

Once all the above things are done, it is time to apply in the points-based system of Australia. You must send the Expression of Interest (EOI) in Australia's Skill Select Online System, mentioning the key details of your profile, ie age, education, work experience, language ability, etc. You will be given points for each of your profile factors. Your overall score must be at least 65 points to apply through the system. However, a higher score will undoubtedly increase your chances of getting an invitation to apply for the visa.

Health and Character Requirements:

You must meet the requirements of health and character, that is, must be medically fit and have a morally good character. You must also provide relevant certifications, after going through the medical examination and the character verification process.

Australia PR Process through VO Visas Immigration

You can follow a step-by-step process to apply for the PR visa in Australia. Once you have compiled all the essential documents and decided on the visa category, send the expression of interest (EOI) to SkillSelect. The SkillSelect is an online system that processes applications or EOI received for Australian visas. Your profile will be given a defined point score, which must be at least 65 points.

Now await the response from the authorities. If your profile is selected, you will receive an invitation to request the desired visa. Now, you must gather all your key documents and attach them with the application form. Present the completed application accurately along with the essential documents to the immigration office within 60 days after receipt of the invitation.

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