The process of obtaining a Permanent Residency (PR) visa for Australia can be a daunting task for many Indians. However, with the right information and guidance, the process can be made much simpler. In this blog post, we will be answering some of the most frequently asked questions about the Australia PR visa process for Indians, to help make the process as smooth as possible.
What are the different types of PR visas available for Indians in Australia?
There are several types of Permanent Residency (PR) visas available for Indians in Australia, each with its own set of requirements and conditions. The most common types of PR visas are the Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189), State Nominated Visa (Subclass 190), and Regional Sponsorship Visa (Subclass 491).
The Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) is for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or a state or territory government. The State Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) is for skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government. The Regional Sponsorship Visa (Subclass 491) is a prelude to PR and is nominated by a region.
Additional Resources: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/
What are the eligibility requirements for an Australia PR visa?
To be eligible for an Australia PR visa, you must meet certain criteria. These include:
having the necessary skills and qualifications for the occupation in which you are applying for
1. An Individual’s occupation needs to be listed in the shortage occupation list for Australia.
2. passing the points test (if applying for subclass 189 /190 and 491)
3. positive skills assessment
4. meeting the English language requirements
5. Invitation from the Department of Immigration/state or region
6. passing a health and character check
8. How can I get a job offer from an Australian employer?
10. There are several ways to get a job offer from an Australian employer. One way is to apply directly to Australian companies that are hiring. Another way is to use a recruitment agency that specializes in placing Indian workers in Australian companies. You can also attend job fairs and networking events in India and Australia to meet potential employers.
Above all a job is guaranteed only on acquiring a PR. If an individual will acquire a PR, jobs are definite for them.
How long does the Australia PR visa process take?
The Australia PR visa process can take anywhere from several months to several years, depending on the type of visa you are applying for and the complexity of your application. The Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) and State Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)and the Regional Sponsorship Visa (Subclass 491) typically take around 9-11 months to process.
However the duration and the processing time differs and it’s at the discretion of the immigration department.
We have also witnessed clients getting their PR in as little as 6 to 7 months as well.
How much does an Australia PR visa cost?
The cost of an Australia PR visa varies depending on the type of visa you are applying for and the length of the visa. The Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) / State Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)and Regional Sponsorship Visa( Subclass 491) cost around $4,045 for the main applicant, $2075 for the secondary applicant and each kid is $ 1035.
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What documents do I need to apply for an Australia PR visa?
The documents required to apply for an Australia PR visa will vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for. However, some of the common documents that you will need to provide include:
1. your passport
2. your qualifications and work experience documents
3. your job offer and sponsorship documents
4. your English language test results
5. your health and character check documents
Can I bring my family with me to Australia on a PR visa?
Yes, you can bring your family with you to Australia on a PR visa. However, your family members will need to apply for their own visas, such as a dependent visa. They will also need to meet the eligibility requirements and provide the necessary documents, such as passport and health check certificates.
Can I apply for citizenship after I arrive in Australia on a PR visa?
Yes, you can apply for citizenship after you arrive in Australia on a PR visa. However, there are certain criteria that you must meet before you can apply. These include:
1. being a permanent resident for at least four years
2. having lived in Australia for at least four years, including the last 12 months as a permanent resident
3. having a good character
4. passing a citizenship test.
Can I apply for another country’s PR after I get an Australia PR visa?
Yes, you can apply for another country’s PR after you get an Australia PR visa. However, it’s important to note that each country has its own eligibility criteria, application process, and fees. Additionally, holding a PR visa in one country does not guarantee that you will be granted PR in another country.
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What are the possible reasons for an Australia PR visa rejection?
There are several reasons why an Australia PR visa application may be rejected. These include:
1. not meeting the occupation requirement in the australian occupation list
2. failing to meet the eligibility criteria
3. providing false or misleading information
4. failing the health or character check
5. not having enough points in the points test (if applicable)
6. not having enough evidence to support the application.
In conclusion, the process of obtaining a Permanent Residency (PR) visa for Australia can be challenging, but it is not impossible. With determination, the right information and assistance, Indians can successfully navigate the process and achieve their goal of living and working in Australia permanently. Remember to always check the Australian government website for the most current information and requirements. If you have any further questions, do contact us (Zephyrvisa & Immigration) as we are experienced offshore agents and we bring value to your application while filing with the Department.