Australia is the third choicest destination to pursue higher education for overseas students. The students fall in love with Australia’s lifestyle, pleasant weather, liberal societies, and other privileges. Most of them want to live and work in Australia permanently. It is possible when aspirants acquire an Australia permanent residency visa from the concerned authority.
If you are one of the applicants, do follow the right procedures when applying for the same to Department of Home Affairs. Here is the pathway you need to follow in the application process:
1.Select the Right PR Visa
The path to PR is not easy and smooth. 40 migrant visas lead to PR in Australia for international students. Hence, you need to choose the right visa category based on your strength before applying for PR to the concerned authority.
Here are the famous migration visa categories:
Family-based permanent residency
If you have a family member as an Australia citizen or PR holder, then you are eligible to immigrate to the country. It is available to the following persons:
- Dependent relatives
Work-Based Permanent Residency
If you are an employee of an Australian company, you are eligible for PR in different paths. Here are the popular ones for the migrants:
- Employer Sponsored Workers – When an Australian company sponsors you to work in the country.
- General Skilled Migration -It is a critical path for workers who aren’t sponsored but possess skills needed in Australia.
- Skill Select – It is another vital path for candidates possessing skills in a specific field essential in Australia.
- For Doctors and Nurses – PR is available to doctors and nurses but only on the need of the market.
- Check Visa Requirements
After selection of the right visa, find out the requirements needed in the process. Collect your essential documents like qualification, English proficiency, migration points, and others. The Department of Home Affair is the right place to find your eligibilities. Or, consult with Indian migration agents to assess your profile to get advice for improving chances.
- Lodge Expression of Interest
After selecting the right visa and documentation, you can lodge Expression of Interest (EOI) to DHA. Make sure to attach the supporting documents and qualification to complete the application properly before clicking the send button.
- Wait for a Decision from the Officials
After receiving your request, the officials will assess your profile and investigate your documents. Keep waiting for the reply till you get a reply from the authority on your application. The process may take weeks to several months to conclude.
- Apply for the PR Visa
Once your application is approved, an invitation is issued to selected candidates to apply for the PR visa to the authority. Keep ready the required fees and other essential documents to apply for the visa.
The visa will be issued for five years initially but will be renewed meeting eligibilities. You can enjoy benefits to work and live in Australia indefinitely.
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