For many years, immigrants from all over the world have been moving to Australia and settling in the country permanently. Do you know? Indians are the third-largest immigrants in Australia.
Despite the pandemic, in 2020 Australia continued accepting PR applications, recording an immigration population of 7.5 million.
In this article, we will discuss the 7 easy steps to Australia PR:
Australian PR visa allows you to settle, work and study in Australia indefinitely, through a point-based immigration system.
There are multiple benefits of Australia PR. One of the main benefits is that it allows you to apply for Australian citizenship after 3 years of being a PR holder.
Let’s have a look at some other benefits of an Australian PR visa:
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The Australian Skilled Worker program allows eligible applicants to apply for Permanent Residency under the Skill select program.
It is a point-based program that helps Australian authorities to select suitable professionals. To be eligible, you need to score a minimum of 65 points on the points calculator.
You can apply under the following five pathways as a skilled worker:
Of the above-mentioned visa categories, Indians can apply to the three described below and become Australian Permanent Residents:
The subclass 189 or Skilled Independent Visa is a PR visa that allows you to move to Australia without a job offer or employer sponsorship.
To be eligible for Subclass 189, you need a minimum of 90 points in the Points Grid System.
To apply under the Subclass 190 or Skilled Nominated visa, you need a nomination from the Australian government.
To be eligible, you need a minimum of 3 years of employer sponsorship which means you will need a pre-existing job offer. The Skilled Nominated Visa is your one-way ticket to citizenship.
The Skilled Regional Visa or Subclass 191 targets individuals who have already previously lived, worked or studied in Australia.
Subclass 191 allows you to convert your temporary visa to a permanent visa. However, to apply for this visa, you must either have a subclass 491 or a subclass 482 visa.
While Subclass 491 is a temporary work visa for 5 years, Subclass 482 is a temporary skill shortage work visa.
In the first step, you must determine if you are eligible for an Australia PR visa or not. Regardless of the visa type, you must fulfil the following conditions:
The Points Grid evaluates candidates based on their age, work experience, education and other factors.
In the next step, you must complete your English language proficiency test. You can give any one of the Language Proficiency Tests: IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE.
Next, you need to get your education and professional credentials evaluation done.
In this step, your foreign education is compared with its Australian equivalency and you need to send your transcripts to the designated body called Skill Select.
Then, you need to attach the Skill Select report in your Expression of Interest (EOI).
This is a significant step in your Australian PR journey.
You must an Expression of Interest (EOI) in the Skill Select portal. By doing so, you inform the Australian authorities about your interest in applying for an Australian PR Visa.
As per your EOI, you will be invited to apply for a visa based on factors like English Proficiency Score, Education and work experience.
Now that you have done everything, sit back and wait for your invitation to apply (ITA).
Applicants with the highest Expression of Interest ranking receive an ITA.
After you receive your ITA, you are just one step away from getting your PR Visa for Australia.
After receiving your ITA, you can submit your PR application within 60 days.
You will also need to submit additional documents like your clearance certificates and passport for visa stamping.
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The eligibility requirements for Australia PR visa are listed below:
You can find more details about each of the factors and the points awarded for them in the following table:
|Age (25-33 years)||30 points|
|English proficiency (8 bands)||20 points|
|Work Experience outside Australia (8-10 years)||15 points|
|Work Experience in Australia (8-10 years)||20 points|
|Education (outside Australia) – Doctorate degree||20 points|
|Doctorate or master’s degree by research in Australia||10 points|
|Study in a regional area||5 points|
|Accredited in community language||5 points|
|Professional year in a skilled program in Australia||5 points|
|State sponsorship (190 visa)||5 points|
|Skilled spouse or de facto partner||10 points|
|Spouse or de facto partner with ‘competent English’||5 points|
|Applicants without a spouse or de facto partner or where a spouse is an Australian citizen or PR holder||10 points|
Without the right guidance and information, it can take you years to get your PR visa. A single documentation error or wrong information can jeopardize your dream. Hence, it is always best to consult a reliable visa consultant to help you save your time & efforts.
For subclass 189 visa (Skilled Independent Visa), the processing time is between 8 to 9 months.
The visa processing time for subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated Visa) is between 6 to 8 months.
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