The Australian Permanent resident is the name offered to non citizen who is the holder of a Permanent visa. A permanent resident can not only live, but also can work without having any restriction in Australia. Hence many prefer to apply for permanent resident visa
A Permanent resident has most of the rights as well as entitlement of a citizen, however there are differences.
A citizen does have an automatic right of entry to Australia; however, if a permanent resident chooses to travel internationally, then they are required to ensure they have an Australia permanent Residency Visa with a valid travel authority. If they wish to return to Australia as a permanent resident.
A Citizen can vote in Australian govt elections. In many cases, the permanent residents cannot, however, if a permanent resident was enrolled to vote (as a British Subject) Prior to 1984 they may remain eligible to vote.
Eligibility for Australian govt services and benefits, for both citizens and non citizens, is the responsibility of the govt agency with policy responsibility for the service or benefit.
Most common pathways to become permanent resident in Australia include
- Apply through General Skilled Migration. This is the best choice if you do not have any employer who is willing to sponsor you. This is based on a points test system where you need to receive 60 points to become eligible. Popular visa subclass under this program is subclass is 189, subclass 190 and subclass 489 to qualify.
- Your age should be between 18 and 50 years
- You should have passed the IELTS (English Test Exam)
- Your nominated occupation should be under the Skilled occupations list
- Get an invitation after lodging your expression of interest (EOI)
Get sponsored by a family member (parent, child, relative) who is either an Australian Citizen or permanent resident.