How to apply for Australian PR Visa from USA?

Australian PR for a USA citizen is a simple process, as both Australia and USA governments share a unique bilateral partnership characterized by cultural similarities and robust bilateral arrangements. A plenty of USA candidates are immigrating to Australia on Australian PR and are establishing their homes there. Regardless of the fact that, USA is itself a developed economy in the world, Australia still becomes the destination to immigrate, as USA is making their visa application rules more harsh for immigrants who are living temporarily in USA. Australian PR can be applied through different skilled programs through which USA candidates can apply for Australian PR.

How to apply for Australian PR from USA?

General Skilled migration (GSM) under Australia Immigration is one of the gateways to attain permanent residency. It provides opportunities to skilled workers, businessmen, investors and other entrepreneurs. This migration program is to help Australian economy to boost with skilled worker population in the occupation which is suffering from inadequacy of labour.

The General Skilled Migration (GSM) has been categorized in three skilled migration subclasses for obtaining Australian PR.

  1. Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189
  2. Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190
  3. Skilled Regional provisional) subclass 489 visa

Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189

It is a points-tested stream that allows the candidates to live, work and study in Australia for the indefinite period of time. This visa is designed by the Australian government for those candidates who have no sponsorship from the state/territory government or an employer and also, have no nomination from the relatives or family members who are permanent residents in Australia. Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 allows you and your accompanying family members to live and work anywhere in Australia on the permanent basis.

 Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190

Subclass 190 Visa is an Australian PR visa that allows you to live and work in Australia. To be eligible to apply for this visa, candidates must be nominated by State or territory government and have to choose an occupation from Short-term Skilled Occupation List. Under skilled nominated visa subclass 190, every state has its own occupation list and candidates are obliged to choose anyone. This visa has a life span of five years.

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 Visa

Skilled regional (provisional) Subclass 489 is a temporary visa; candidates have to live for at least two  years and should have minimum work experience in the designated area of Australia to transform 489 visa to Permanent Residency. Australia 489 visa is a gateway to Skilled Regional (permanent) visa (subclass 887).  You have to obtain sponsorship from state/territory government or from the relatives living in designated area of Australia.

Application process for Australian PR from USA

For applying to an Australian PR from USA candidates first have to complete all eligibility requirements which include age requirement, work experience, financial resources, English language proficiency test score etc.

Based on these factors Australian government will allot you points with reference to point based system. A minimum of 60 points is needed to score to be eligible for submitting Expression of Interest (EOI).

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. If government passed or nominated your application by considering your points, you will then receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Finally you can apply for your visa and wait till the processing period gets completed.

How can Make Visas help in attaining Australia permanent residency renewal?

Australian permanent residency visa enables you to live permanently in Australia till the time visa is valid. To continue the access and benefits of Australian permanent residency, you have to apply either for Australian citizenship or Resident return visa (Subclass 155 and 157) before the expiry of permanent visa. Make Visas will assist you in Australian permanent residency renewal program. Our highly-experienced counselors will provide best assistance to extend your PR visa. If you are unsure about which visa option is the best for you  then you can reach us by dialing corporate hotline +91-7042 184 185. Write your queries on or you can visit our website


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