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Australia Permanent resident visa

Australia Permanent Resident Visa

Australia and the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) are the ones who admninisters and manages Australian Immigrations works in a very well organized and in an unconventional visa application system in the world.

Its Skillworker Programme for the General Skilled Migration (GSM) offers the best opportunity for Skilled Migration to Australia to the most deserving skilled candidates from across the globe, after evaluating their credentials and fittingness for Immigration to Australia on certain parameters, using the Australian PR Points Calculator.

Usually there are two main pathways to obtaining Work Visas are available. For one, sponsorship is required and it is mandatory that a company or firm is ready to sponsor the visa applicant. The sponsoring company or firm should be able to prove that it’s obligatory to have the applicant for visa processing.

For the second option, it is compulsory that the candidate possess a skill which is in high demand in the nation that the Australian administration is ready to offer an invitation to the skilled applicant having the necessary skills and meets the requirements of the job offers as well.

Australia PR Visa Classes

People globally can become Permanent residents of Australia in many ways. Three common ways of becoming a permanent resident of Australia :

a family-stream permanent visa (Dependents of Australian permanent residents or citizens)

a work-stream permanent visa (this option is for those who have job offer from a highly in demand skillset)

business or investor-stream permanent visa (those who want to invest in Australia and then become a permanet resident)

  • As an Australian permanent resident and an Australian citizen are not the same.
  • As a permanent resident of Australia, one generally can:
  • permanently live in Australia
  • working and studying in Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s national health scheme, and to get benifits of Medicare
  • apply for bank loans to buy property, or do business
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence depending on meeting the required criteria.
  • apply for Australian citizenship once eligible
  • travel to and from Australia for as long as have a valid visa.

Nonetheless, You will also may qualify for other government benefits and services. If you hold a permanent visa,and not living in Australia, your eligibility for the above benefits may be impacted. Always you need to Contact the relevant government departments or authorities to confirm your rights and obligations in regards to enjoy Australia permanent resident benefits.

Unlike Australian citizens, a permanent resident generally cannot:

  • can't have an Australian passport
  • can't vote in Australian Government elections unless you enrolled (as a British subject) before 26 January 1984
  • can't access student loans
  • can't join the Australian Defence Force
  • can't obtain ongoing work in the Australian Government
  • can't return to Australia from overseas without a valid travel facility (you do not have automatic right of entry to Australia)


The Australia Skilled Migration Program has opened up an abundance of options for professionals who seek to migrate to Australia. Australia offers colossal opportunities to talented skilled workers and the Skilled Migration Programme helps professionals from a wide areas of disciplines with different documentation apply for Australian permanent residency. IMMANUEL IMMIGRATIONS expert can help you guide in the complexities of this programme and apply to the right subclass of visa with an error free documentation.


The Skilled Migration Program invites only those professionals whose occupation is listed on the Skilled Occupations List to file Expression of Interest (EOI) in Skill select, so that Australian immigration officials will evaluate your profile. There are many different subclasses under the Australia Skilled Migration Program and applicants must choose meticulosly the one which is most appropriate. These subclasses are:

There are numerous vias for Australia, and to know exactly for which your profile fits into please contact us.

Below are the most common subclass visas to apply for Australian permanent residence:
  • Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189): those who have not been nominated by an employer, state, territory or family member which is obviosly points based
  • Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) Visa: for applicants who have been nominated by an Australian state or territory which is again points based
  • Graduate Temporary (Subclass 485) Visa: this is only applciable for those who were a migrant students and have completed at least 2 years of study in Australia
  • Skilled-Nominated or Sponsored Provisional (Subclass 491) Visa: Again this is a points-based. This is a visa for applicants who are nominated by an Australian state or territory, or by a relative living in a particular regional areas (i.e., except Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, rest all are considered as regional cities or areas), to live and work in a regional areas. The applicant can live between regional areas. initially it would be temporary visa valid for 5 years and later can be converted to PR after working for 3 years with minimum threshold salary of AUD53,900 p.a. Applications of 491 subclass normally will be eligible for priority processing.
  • Skilled Regional (Subclass 887) Visa: A permanent resident visa for migrants who currently hold eligible visas already and should have completed conditions of the eligible visas they hold as well.

There are other varios options to

  • There are few eligiblity criteria which needs to be met before applying to Australia Permanent resident visas. Basically the eligibility factors are
  • Age ( must be below 50 years)
  • Education - Bachelor's degree and above
  • Language Ability _ IELTS or PTE
  • Work experience - from skilled occupation list only
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

Points based only

This visa lets invited workers who are skilled with skills needed to live and work permanently anywhere in Australia.

For this visa:

  • Candidate don't need a sponsor or nominator
  • Candidate must be invited to apply
  • Candidate must be under 45 to be invited
  • Meets the language requirements of English
  • Get Medicals and Police checks
  • Has minimum of 60 points to apply
  • You can live permanently once your application is approved
  • processing time is usually 5 to 14 months. (case by case)
Skilled Nominated visa visa (subclass 190)

65 points or more

You should have been nominated for this visa by an Australian state or territory government agency.

This visa lets nominated(by state's) skilled workers live and work in Australia as permanent residents.

With this visa you will be:

  • able to stay in Australia permanently
  • able work and study in Australia
  • get enrol in Australia's public health care scheme, Medicare
  • you may sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • become an Australian citizen, if eligible
  • Get Medicals and Police checks
  • have a adroit english language score