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How to get Permanent Residency in Australia?

Author: Sanjayai Kapoor
by Sanjayai Kapoor
Posted: Jun 27, 2018
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When it comes to Australia immigration, the question "How to get permanent residency in Australia?" looms large in the every aspirant’s mind. Being a country that has more than 28 percent of people born as foreign nationals, Australia leads the list as a country most desired by people across the world to settle in as a permanent resident. The economy growth in the country in the recent past is due to the immigrants, especially the skilled category of workers who make up the serious skill shortage in the labour market. Moreover, the immigrant businesspeople also contribute to the successful performance of the state or country.

By acquiring permanent residency in Australia, you enjoy numerous benefits such as high standard of living, affordable accommodation, great job opportunities, high-quality education, better health-care facilities and welcoming community. To immigrate to Australia on an Australian PR visa is best possible on skilled and business visas.

Types of Skilled and Business Visas for Australian PR

Where you wish to migrate to Australia to live and work, it is possible through any of the skilled and business visas offered by the DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection). To know "How to get permanent residency in Australia?" you need to know the types of visas you can apply for:

  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)
  • Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887)
  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)
  • Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188)
  • Permanent Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 888)

Get to Know How to Acquire Permanent Residency in Australia

With the information given below, you can have clear knowledge of how to get an Australia permanent residency.

For Skilled Visas:

1. Check if your occupation is listed: Australia immigration requires you to check for an eligible occupation and qualification to work in the country. For the purpose, you need to determine whether your skilled occupation is featured on the Eligible Skilled Occupation List, which provides you with necessary details like the codes of occupation and the essential skills, experience and qualifications for each occupation.

2. Get your skills assessed: In order to qualify for the visa, you need to have your skills assessed and this is a most important step. A relevant authority stated on the skilled occupation list has to undertake the skills assessment and give you evidence of it. A university or trade qualification can help you get a positive assessment in an 8-week time or more based on your situation.

3. Find a suitable visa program: Where you wish to migrate under the skilled migration program, you can choose from Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190),Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186), or Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887). Other than subclass 189 Visa, you need to have your occupation nominated by a state or territory government agency or an employer to become eligible for the permanent residency.

4. Contact preferred states or territories: You need to let know your desire to stay, work or do business in Australia through SkillSelect by applying for the skilled or business visas nominated by the state or region. Nevertheless, this step applies to you only if you intend to migrate on sponsorship or nomination.

4. Lodge your Expression of Interest: In the case of skilled visas, you need to take the points test and score a minimum eligibility of 60 points for the Australia PR. The points are offered on the categories like age, English language skills (IELTS or PTE), skilled employment in Australia or overseas, educational qualifications, Australian study requirement, specialist education qualification, accredited community language, regional study, partner skills qualifications, state or territory government nomination and professional year in Australia. Once you have taken your points test, you can submit your EOI through the Skill Select online and wait for the invitation.

For Business Visas:

  1. Submit your Expression of Interest: Under the business visas like the Business Talent (Permanent) visa (Subclass 132) or Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188), you need to let know your intention through filing an Expression of Interest (EOI). For the purpose, you need to state the stream and the state or territory you wish to apply. Your nomination will be decided by the state or territory government, or Austrade based on their criteria.
  2. Have state, territory or eligible government nomination: You need to meet the requirements of the government nominators for having the state or territory or eligible government nomination.
  3. Provide evidence of owning and running a business: In the case of subclass 188 and subclass 888 visas, you are required to prove that you have owned and run a business in Australia for a minimum period of 2 years under the Business Innovation stream or possess at least AUD1.5 million for investment under any of the streams like Investor, Significant Investor or Premium Investor.

Where it is for subclass 132 visa, you need to show that you own assets of AUD1.5 million and a turnover of AUD3 million under the Significant Business History stream and also have financial support of minimum AUD1 million from a venture capital firm in Australia under the Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream.

General Requirements for both Skilled and Business Visas

Get all the important documents ready: You can get ready all the important documents supporting your claims while waiting for the "Invitation to Apply". This not only helps save time when you receive the invitation but also helps provide clarification or evidence immediately.

Apply for Australia PR visa: Once you receive the "Invitation to Apply", you are given 60 days to lodge an application for the Australia PR. It is better to get the help of an expert in the field to avoid any flaws or deficiency and to submit the application, with all the supporting documents, to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) promptly.

Conduct Health Check-up and Produce Reports: As a last step in the Australia PR process, the DIBP will ask for health checks once the visa application is filed. However, it is advisable to take it when asked for as the results of the medical examination are valid only for 12 months. The applicants, including your partner and children should undergo HIV test, chest x-ray and medical examination. The family members not included in the applicationmight also be asked to produce the health examination results.

The above information provides you better understanding of "How to get permanent residency in Australia?"

If you are Skilled / Business Professional and looking for assistance in relation to Australia Immigration, get in touch with us. Call us at 0433303774 (Australia) / 87506 10000 / 87506 80000 (India) or drop the email at contact@myimmigrationhelp.com

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