Essentially, it is a right affixed into your passport granting you the permanent right to live and work in the Australia. You are eligible for state medical care immediately, but must be resident in Australia for two years before qualifying for social welfare assistance (i.e. unemployment benefits). You are not permitted to vote as a permanent resident in Australia.
Every application is different and processing times largely depend on the type of visa being applied for. As a general rule however, it takes most applicants for permanent residence visas in Australia 9 to 12 months (including the time required to prepare the application before lodgement) to receive a decision on their visa application.
A formal tertiary qualification and required skilled experience will definitely aid you if you are below 50 years of age
If they are still under your roof and dependent on you, they will be included on your visa. Married / Independent children will not qualify under your visa.
Yes, A surprisingly large number of applicants are unaware how strictly the immigration regulations are enforced and are often unnecessarily refused or delayed due to technical errors on their application or by submitting the wrong supporting documentation.
Yes, but it is very expensive. It requires extended periods of quarantine abroad and proves to be very traumatic for animals. Most people prefer to consider alternative arrangements like foster homes etc.
You will need to confirm current prices for a container to ship your furniture over. Major moving companies will give you a free quote. There is also an option of sharing a container.
The Australian Citizenship Act 1948 provides the information regarding the acquisition of Australian citizenship. There are a number of factors which the Australian Government considers before granting Australian Citizenship.
If you're a Permanent Resident of Australia, you can live and work in New Zealand without a visa or work permit. Depending on how long you've been a PR and how long you intend staying in NZ, you may need to get an Australian 5 year Resident Return visa before you go there. Make sure you understand how a PR visa works and its eligibility requirements as your PR will expire if you are out of Australia for too long.
Once the PR is granted to the primary applicant and the accompanying dependent family members, the main applicant can return back to India. This won't affect the social security and employment status of the dependent.
Yes, Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is required for all the applicants aged 16 years or above including the dependents from the country where one lived for more than a year.
Doctors who wish to practice in Australia must first be registered with the Medical Board in the State or Territory where they intend to practice. Doctors can apply for either a temporary or permanent visa. For immigration purposes, doctors seeking permanent residency in Australia must hold full medical registration. After the visa is granted, doctors must apply to Medicare Australia for a Medicare Provider Number if they will be working in general practice or will be prescribing drugs.
Dependents can be added at any time before the visa outcome is known.
PCC Police clearance certificate is asked by immigration authority to determine whether you are of good character. Immigration authority can ask for police certificates for each country you have lived in for 12 months or more over the last ten (10) years since turning 16. PCC is issued based on the character records of the person. If you have received PCC for company or organization purpose, it wouldn’t be a problem to receive the same for immigration. A person will not pass the character test where:
If you have a substantial criminal record
If you have been convicted of any offence that was committed while in immigration detention, during an escape from immigration detention, during a period where a person escaped from immigration detention, or if the person has been convicted of the offence of escaping from immigration detention
If you have or had an association with an individual, group or organisation suspected of having been, or being, involved in criminal conduct
If on review of past and present criminal conduct, the person is found not to be of good character
If on assessment of past and present general conduct, the person is found to be not of good character
If the Immigration authority find that the person can be a significant risk to country’s safety and may engage in criminal conduct in Country, harass, molest, intimidate or in stalking etc.
Points are locked in when you receive an invitation to lodge a visa application, not when you submit an Expression of Interest.
If you have 60 points and are close to a birthday when you will lose 5 points this can mean that a State or Territory sponsored visa pathway is to be preferred over a subclass 189 Skilled Independent, because the State and Territory sponsored skilled visas progress from an EOI to a visa invitation within a very short period of the sponsorship being confirmed.
The Australia Skilled Immigration Program is a permanent visa option available for immigrants who do not have a sponsor in Australia but have the necessary skills and qualifications for occupations in need, in Australia, along with competent English language ability. This is for those who want to Migrate to Australia with their skill listed in Australia SOL.
The applicant for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program has to score 60 points under a points test.
The age of the applicant should be below 50 years.
The applicant should be a superior or proficient in English language.
The applicant should nominate an occupation listed on the SOL.
The applicant for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program should get a skill assessment done for a nominated occupation by skill assessing Authority before the application is lodged.
Point test is used to assess the skill level of the applicants who migrate to Australia under the General Skilled Migration. The applicant can claim points under different criterion such as age, English language ability, Australia/overseas work experience, Australia/overseas qualifications, partner skills, designated language, and completed a professional year in Australia.
60 points. This is the minimum points that the applicant should be able to score to meet the threshold requirements to be eligible to migrate to Australia. However; the pool mark is different from the pass mark. The marks required to keep your application in a reserve pool for a period of 2 years after the assessment if you are unable to score the required pool mark. In case a lower pool mark is set at any point of time during these two years and your pool marks meet the criterion then your application will be processed further.
Skilled Occupation List (SOL) provides the list of opportunities available in Australia for people who are on skilled migration to Australia. The applicant has to nominate an occupation that matches with the skills, work experience and qualifications.
The applicant must have completed 16 calendar months during his/her course of study, either for a single qualification requiring at least 2 academic years study or for more than 1 qualification resulting in a total period of at least 2 academic years study in Australia.
To meet with work experience criteria of Australia visa, you should be employed in an occupation listed on the SOL/CSOL. The employment should be at least for 20 hours a week in a paid position.
Spouse, partner, dependent children and other dependant family members can be included in the application. The secondary applicants should meet the other relevant criteria set along health, character and English language requirement.
Yes, you should submit either IELTS/PTE Academic/TOEFL/CAE test results to meet the English language until and unless specified or you must be either a citizen or a passport holder of any of these countries: United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America, Republic of Ireland.
No, you do not have any provision for obtaining sponsorship for skilled independent migration program. If you intend to migrate by obtaining sponsorship then you can apply either through skilled sponsored migration visa or through state/territory nominated independent visa.
The requirements for Australian citizenship include living in Australia for a specified period of time and being of good character and have passed a citizenship test if aged between 18 and 60 (unless otherwise exempt). A person is usually eligible for Australian citizenship if they have resided lawfully in Australia for four (4) years immediately before applying, including:
At least 12 months as a permanent resident.
No absences from Australia of more than 12 months.
No absences from Australia of more than 90 calendar days during the 12 months before applying.
Dependents aged18 years and over have to pay second installment visa application charges, if he/she does not have functional English.