Australia- Permanent Residence

Australia- Permanent Residence

People with a skill set who want to immigrate must apply for a skilled migration visa, which is typically based on the applicant’s skill set or educational background. The visa aids in attracting skilled individuals who desire to pursue their careers abroad and contribute to the economies of such nations. The applicant must pass a series of point exams in order to be considered for the application, and it’s crucial to be eligible for a skilled permanent resident policy.

These few reasons make it one of the most favoured destinations for study and work among thousands of people from various corners of the world. Large number of people migrates to Australia under the Department of Immigration & Citizenship (DIAC) Migration program each year.

Fact and Benefits of being an Australian Permanent Resident:

  • Travel in and out of the country all you want for the length of your visa (usually 5 years)
  • Work in any industry for unlimited hours a day (EXCEPT Australian Public Services)
  • Sponsor relatives to migrate into Australia.
  • Travel to New Zealand without a visa.
  • Entitlement to Medicare (provides heaps of free health benefits and cheaper health insurance.
  • Assistance from Centrelink provides social security payments and gives assistance to the unemployed, retirees, students, families, parents, people with disabilities, etc.
  • Same ‘domestic’ tertiary education rates as Citizens.
  • Free primary and secondary education in government schools.
  • Eligible to apply after meeting the REQUIREMENTS.

Effective July 1, 2012, new points system has been rolled out the below mentioned Skilled Migration Visas. The Qualifying Score is now 60 points for Skilled Subclasses:

Subclass 189 (Skilled Independent Visa).

The Australian Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) was created to address Australia’s talent shortages. It is a Permanent Visa and is subject to the points-based Australian Immigration system. Applicants must certify that they meet the requirements or have the necessary abilities for a job on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). Neither family sponsorship nor Australian State/Territory Government nomination is required for applicants. Applicants for the Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) must receive at least 65 points on the point assessment.


In order to qualify for a Skilled Visa, the applicant (or their partner) must be able to satisfy the basic visa requirements related to Age, English language ability, Specific Work Experience, Skills, Qualification, Health and Character. Based on these credentials, the applicant has to score a minimum of 60 Points in order to qualify.

Features of this Program:

  • The applicant Could have an indefinite stay in Australia.
  • Permanent residents under the Australian Skilled Immigration Program have full access to health care benefits and certain social security payments.
  • Permanent residents under this Category can apply for citizenship of Australia after staying there for 4 years.
  • Once landed in Australia, the applicant can sponsor their family & friends to stay in Australia.

Eligibility for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program:

The applicants have to satisfy the basic requirements to migrate under the skilled sponsored visa and must meet the 60 points to file for a visa

  • Age & Education: The age of the applicant should be between