Australian Permanent Residency

Australia is a unique and diverse country in its culture, population, history and traditions. Australia permanent residency has been much in demand by the migrants who plays a defining role in the cultural landscape. Places like Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, and New South Wales provides best living standards, employment opportunities and work avenues to its lively population, which largely contains the immigrants from around the corner. With Australian permanent residency you can live for indefinite period of time in Australia and can enjoy health, social secuirity etc while living and working as a permanent resident.

Australia permanent Residency Process

  1. For Australian Permanent residency, applicants have to ascertain whether their occupation is listed on Skilled occupation list (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupation list (CSOL). If their nominated occupation is available on the list, then the applicant is eligible to submit application.
  2. Candidates have to complete all eligibility requirements which include age requirement, work experience, financial resources, English language proficiency test score etc.
  3. Based on above factors Australian government will allot you points with reference to point based system. A minimum of 65 points is needed to score to be eligible for submitting Expression of Interest. (Refer to Australia Permanent Resident Points calculator )
  4. Expression of Interest (EOI) is a letter stating the genuine purpose of applying to Australian PR. You can submit Expression of Interest through Skill select system.
  5. If government passed or nominated your application by considering the ranking of your points among other applications, you will then receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Finally you can apply for your visa within 60 days starting when ITA is granted. There are several visas through which Australian permanent residency becomes attainable.

  1. Skilled Independent Visa-Subclass 189
  2. Skilled Nominated Visa-Subclass 190
  3. Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa-Subclass 489
  4. Employer Nomination Scheme-Subclass 186
  5. Distinguished Talent Visa-Subclass 124
  6. Distinguished Talent Visa-Subclass 858
  7. Child Visa (Subclass 101/802)
  8. Parent Visa-Subclass 103
  9. Regional Sponsored Migration Visa-Subclass 187
  10. Former Resident Visa-Subclass 151
  11. Partner Visa (Subclass 100/309)
  12. Student Visa (Subclass 500)
  13. Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)
  14. Business talent Visa (Subclass 132)
  15. Child Adoption Visa (Subclass 102)
  16. Business Innovation and Investor Visa (Subclass 188)
  17. Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 884/864)
  18. Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143/173)

NOTE: The eligibility criteria may vary or differ for various visa subclasses, so if you want to know more about a particular permanent Residency visa, then follow the link.

Every Australian state has its occupation list and candidates who are qualified and experienced can apply for their nominating state/territory under:

  1. New South Wales Occupation List
  2. Victoria Occupation List
  3. Tasmania Occupation List
  4. Queensland Skilled Occupation List
  5. Western Australia Occupation List
  6. South Australia Occupation List
  7. Northern Territory Occupation List
  8. ACT Occupation List

Australia Permanent Residency Processing time

The processing time for Skilled independent visa subclass 189 is 8 to 10 months and Skilled Nominated Visa subclass 190 is 6 to 7 months. As these visas are most commonly preferred permanent residency visa among the applicants, so we have enlisted these skilled visas processing time.

If you want to apply for any other form of Australian permanent residency visa, you can refer to the links provided above in the list of sub classes.

Australia Permanent Residency Cost

Skilled Independent Visa and State Sponsored Visa are the permanent residency visas and the cost of both the visas is same. The cost is AUD 3,755 for the main applicant.


  1.  You can live and reside in Australia .
  2. You can avail the world’s best healthcare facilities in Australia.
  3. Australia’s education system and top-class universities and schools makes it the best ideal place to study.
  4. Australia’s subtle Immigration rules and policy makes it easier to apply for permanent residency after specified period of time.
  5. You can apply for Australian citizenship, if you meet the eligibility requirements.
  6. With Australian permanent residency, you can get an advantage of sponsoring your eligible family members for permanent residency.
  7. Australia is the best place to live with high living standards, rich cultured cities, friendly and cooperative environment etc.

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