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Step by Step Guide to Australia PR Visa in 2022

Posted on November 12, 2021
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For Indians seeking permanent residency, Australia remains a popular choice. This is because of the good quality of life the country offers and the multicultural society that is peaceful and harmonious.

The PR visa is valid for five years and allows you to work and live with your family anywhere in the country. After three years of living on a PR visa, you can seek citizenship in Australia.

If you are thinking of getting Australia permanent residency from India, here is a step-by-step guide on the process.

  1. Choose the appropriate category

There are over 40 Australian visas that allow you to work and live continuously in Australia. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the residency most common visa categories to migrate to Australia:

Family stream permanent -You may be eligible to immigrate to Australia if you have a family member who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Work stream permanent residency-This category offers a variety of options for obtaining permanent residency in Australia. The following are the different types of visas:

Employer-sponsored visas: When a foreign national is sponsored to work in Australia by an Australian employer.

General Skilled Migration- For persons who are not sponsored by an Australian employer but have a skill that is valued in the country.

Skill Select- For workers who have certain skills that Australia is in need of.

  1. Check if you meet the eligibility criteria

As the first step, you must check if you meet the eligibility criteria for the PR visa. To be able to apply for a PR visa, you must score at least 65 points under the Point’s Grid. The below table describes the different criteria for scoring points:

Category  Maximum Points
Age (25-33 years) 30 points
English proficiency (8 bands) 20 points
Work Experience outside Australia (8-10 years)

Work Experience in Australia (8-10 years)

15 points

20 points

Education (outside Australia)

Doctorate degree

20 points
Niche skills such as Doctorate or master’s degree in Australia 5 points
Study in a regional area

Accredited in community language

Professional year in a skilled program in Australia

State sponsorship (190 visa)

5 points

5 points

5 points

5 points

Australia Immigration Points Calculator

  1. Apply under the visa category you have selected

You can apply for a visa under the category you have selected and verified that you meet all of the conditions. Applications can be downloaded or submitted online at the DHA website.

Most applications necessitate the submission of supporting papers as well as payment of an application fee. Before you send your application in, double-check that everything is complete.

  1. Wait for a decision on your application

You may have to wait many weeks or months for a decision on your application, depending on the visa you apply for and how busy DHA is with processing of applications.

  1. Get your Invitation to Apply or ITA

You will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for your PR visa if your application passes all of the conditions.

On a monthly basis, the Australian government organizes invitation rounds for PR applicants. ITAs may differ depending on the number of applications submitted by the immigration service during that month.

  1. Send in your PR application

Within 60 days of receiving your ITA, submit your PR application. All supporting documentation for processing your PR visa must be included in the application. These include:

  • Personal documents
  • Immigration documents
  • Work experience documents
  1. Obtain your clearance certificates

Your police and medical clearance certificates must be submitted next. Following a medical examination, you must submit your medical clearance certificate.

8. Obtain your visa grant

The final step is to receive your visa grant.

You are free to enter and depart Australia as long as your visa is valid. The following are some of the other advantages of permanent residency:

The right to work.

The right to apply for citizenship.

The right to free public education.

The ability to sponsor family members to immigrate to Australia.

The right to travel freely between Australia and New Zealand.

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