How to get PR in Australia?

The permanent residency in Australia allows foreigners to work and settle in Australia for a period of 5 years with the opportunity to apply for citizenship with formal working rights after 3 years. The permanent residency also allows foreigners to relocate to Australia with their family members.

The process of obtaining your PR can be quite easy if you have all the necessary qualifications and plan the application process accordingly.

As an Australian Permanent resident, you will be able to receive health services, legally live and work in Australia and leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you wish for a 5 year time period.

What are the requirements for PR in Australia?

To qualify for an Australian Permanent residency you must be below the age of 45 and have your occupation nominated in Australia’s Skilled Occupation List.  In order to apply for Permanent residency, you will need to score at least 65 points in the eligibility test which will later allow you to apply for a skill assessment. Applicants will be required to prove good health as well as pass the minimum English level skill.

Once this process is done you will be required to pay a PR fee:

  • $4,045 for primary applicants.
  • $2025 for spouses.
  • $1010 children below the age of 18.

Permanent residency application in Australia is a point-based system where you will only need to provide your information in order to score sufficient points in the evaluation test, obtaining the PR is not that difficult. Once you have provided relevant information it can take anywhere from 7 days to up to 1 year to receive the approval.

Who can apply for a PR in Australia?

Anyone who is below the age of 45, has the proof of education accredited by Australia and can pass the minimum requirements such as English proficiency and health status can easily apply and successfully obtain Australian PR.

The mandatory requirements for applicants wishing to obtain Australian PR are:

Successfully passed point test – you must score at least 60 points.

Medical status – you must prove that you have good mental and physical health.

Job experience – your profession is recognized in the professions listed in the occupation list or your degree is globally recognized and accredited in Australia.

Language skills – your English language level is proficient, you can read, write and understand English as well as pass the International English Language Testing System test.

Apart from these requirements, you must provide the following:

  • Valid passport.
  • Educational or work certificates.
  • Medical and criminal record certificates.
  • Proof of sufficient funds and  bank information.

Australia PR points

Each applicant who wishes to apply for an Australian Permanent Residency will be evaluated based on certain criteria such as age, English level proficiency, work experience, and qualification. Applicants must get at least 65 points to successfully obtain PR.

Applicants can check their PR points online by simply answering a few questions and getting their evaluation in their email inbox. This point system determines your chances of obtaining a Permanent Australian Residency.

The PR point system gives applicants points for – English language level, employment and academic achievements, medical status, and other qualifications.

You will get points based on – your age, overseas skilled employment, Australian skilled employment, educational qualifications, and extra points for – meeting Australian study requirements, completing a professional academic year in Australia plus more points if your partner meets the same criteria.