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Australian permanent resident visa is exclusively designed for people (applicants) who are not the citizens of Australia. The process is not only highly systematic and organized but also advanced enough to evaluate the applications based on an individual’s credentials.
Once acquired, a Permanent Residence visa holder can stay in Australia for an indefinite period. Along with it, a five-year travel facility is also granted. When the travel facility reaches its expiry, the holder can apply for the renewal of Permanent residence or choose the citizenship of Australia.
A permanent resident can enjoy various privileges and rights as citizens do, including access to subsidized or free health and legal services. However, a Permanent Residence visa holder does not have the freedom or right to vote in state/territory or federal elections.
A permanent resident is eligible for a citizenship after 4 years of residence in Australia. When this duration is complete, the applicant has to undergo a citizenship test with a few other formalities. This can take about 3 – 4 months.
Australia PR Visa Process
Australia PR visa is a highly point-based system. Therefore, the process to acquire it is a mixture of both offline and online activities. The points are calculated based on the following criteria and the qualifying points to get the permanent residency is 65 in total of the below factors.
The General Skilled Migration Scheme visa categories
Permanent Residence Visa Categories For Overseas Citizens.
As of now, the Australian Government offers 30+ visa categories for Indians to acquire a PR visa. These categories are exclusively designed for different aspirants. Based on the requirements, an Indian citizen can apply for any of the following categories for faster approval:
- Processing time: 3 - 4 Months
- Stay period: Up to 5 Years
- Entry Persons: Single / Double
- Life Insurance: Yes
- Medical Checkup: Yes
- Total Charges: Apply Now To Know More
Permanent residency provides a clear pathway to Australian citizenship for those who have resided in Australia for four years with at least one of those years as a permanent resident. This comes with additional benefits to permanent residency such as the right to vote, easy travel and re-entry, government and defence jobs, protection from deportation and access to one of the strongest passports in the world. The Australian passport allows visa-free travel to approximately 181 countries, ranking it as one of the most powerful passports you can own.
- Global Talent Independent program is the fastest way of getting permanent residency in Australia’
- Global Talent visa aims at attracting highly-skilled professionals to live and work in Australia permanently.
- Processing times for the Global Talent visa varies from two days to two months.