Permanent Residency Visa in Australia

1. Introduction

Most candidates shy away from migration because it takes a little longer than the other options. What they do not realize is that this is the easiest, simplest & best way to enter a country. You are treated on par with the local citizen; you avail of all benefits & privileges. And you get a strong steady foothold in the country. After spending three years in the country, you automatically become eligible for citizenship & passport.

2. Why choose Australia?

The Australian Government has a friendly Immigration policy to achieve its social and economic goals and offers temporary and permanent residency visas to applicants all over the world.

  • 1. Security and Freedom:
    • a. Enjoy all the benefits equal to a citizen
    • b. No restriction on the Visa
    • c. Can work anywhere and in any sector
    • d. Can travel to New Zealand without any additional visa
    • e. Sponsor family members and relatives to migrate to Australia
  • 2. Health and Social Benefits:
    • a. Free health treatments with cheaper insurance for health coverage
    • b. Offers security payments and assistance to students, parents, families, retirees, the unemployed, and for the physically handicapped. Sponsor family members and relatives to migrate to Australia
  • 3. Benefits of Canadian Permanent Residency:
    • a. Multiple Entry Visa (Initially granted for 5 years)
    • b. It’s a family visa – spouse and children also get Permanent Residency
    • c. The spouse can work full time
    • d. Free education for your children below 18 years
    • e. Medical Benefits for the entire family
    • f. Can be eligible for Citizenship after 3 years of stay
    • g. Work and Settle in New Zealand without applying for a Visa
    • h. Work anywhere and in any sector interested.

3. Why Migrate to Australia?

Besides the great pay and job opportunities another benefit you’ll get when working in Australia is the great work environment. Strong Economy: Everybody talks about the global financial crisis, a lot of countries suffer from it, but Australia remained relatively untouched by these negative effects

  • 1. Good quality of life and excellent lifestyle
  • 2. Great career opportunities
  • 3. Excellent Weather
  • 4. Warm and friendly people and a multicultural society
  • 5. Australian PR helps you to become an Australian citizen after 3 years.
  • 6. The PR holders can be sponsored by relatives who are based on the residence criteria.
  • 7. The PR holders who are born inside Australia are considered Australian citizens from birth itself
  • 8. Top-quality education opportunities
  • 9. Open work permit, multiple entries, and family visa
  • 10. Can travel to Most countries including USA, UK, and Australia without Visa after citizenship
  • 11. Great career opportunities

4. Eligibility

All applicants must satisfy all of the following prerequisites:

  • 1. Occupation should fall under the Demand list (SOL /CSOL)
  • 2. Age should be 18 or above
  • 3. The point-based system should get at least 65 points
  • 4. Minimum 2 years of experience in relevant field (Depending on case to case )
  • 5. Should be Graduate / Diploma, P.G Degree / PhD.
  • 6. English Proficiency: IELTS / TOEFL / PTE (Score Depends on your profile)
  • Points Based Migration
  • General Points Based Test is based on
    • a. Age
    • b. Academic Qualifications
    • c. Work Experience
    • d. Language Proficiency
  • Minimum pass mark : 65 points

5. External (Embassy) Process

This is a 4-stage process.
  • Step 1 : SKILL ASSESSMENT - In the SA process, you will have to submit all your education, work Xp, and resume documents which would be assessed by skill assessing bodies i.e VETASS, ACS TRA, etc Depending on your profile with a fee. For some profiles, an English test is required on the SA time.
  • Step 2 : EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - Once the SA result is approved, you need to get the required IELTS scores mentioned in your PRR report, then we Launch Expression of Interest {EOI}, where you need to prove that you are a highly skilled Migrant, your profile is falling under the shortage skill requirements.
  • Step 3 : The application moves into the pool, from the pool it will be picked up Skill Nominated states which require your occupation.
  • Step 4 : Once picked up by a particular state you receive a sponsorship letter, and you will receive an Invitation to Apply {ITA}.
  • Step 5 : VISA APPLICATION - Launch the Visa {PR} Application for your complete family including Spouse & Children to DHA along with fees.
  • Step 6 : Upon submitting your application at DHA the verification of documents would be done post which you will have to submit your Medicals and PCC. Once all documents are verified, your Visa is granted

6. VISA/Embassy & Other Fees

  • 1. SKILL ASSESSMENT – 200 - 1500 AUD depending on the profile.
  • 2. English Test – 12000 - 14000 INR per person
  • 3. DHA Fees – Primary Applicant - 4045 AUD, Spouse - 2020 AUD, Per child - 1015 AUD
  • 4. PCC & Medical – 5000 INR (Approximately)

7. Process Time

  • SKILL ASSESSMENT – The processing time to get an APC result is 1 - 3 months
  • EOI – 1 day to 1 year (Application can remain in the pool for a maximum of 1 year and needs to be submitted again)
  • DHA - 4 to 6 months.

8. Conclusion

There are so many opportunities for doing a job in Australia. You can get a very good salary. The best part is you have the option to get a great future. If you want you and your family can settle over there permanently after getting citizenship. Don’t think a second time just check which visa would be most suitable for you.