Permanent Residency

Permanent Residence

What is Permanent Residence?

A permanent residence visa is one which allows he holder to stay in Australia permanently to live, work and study as they choose. In most cases, permanent residents have equal opportunities to employment, education, housing and healthcare as a full Australian citizen.

How can I get Permanent Residence?

There are 3 main ways a foreign national can obtain their permanent resident status in Australia;

  • As a business investor.
  • As a skilled worker.
  • Through a spouse or Australian family relative.

In order to apply for a visa under any one of these streams, each candidate must meet the qualifying criteria for each. If you are qualified, you may then apply for a visa, however there is no guarantee that you will be accepted just because you qualify. In most cases you will need to be invited to apply for a visa by a state, company or individual that will support your application.

How do I know if I qualify?

If you are applying as a business investor, you can take our qualification survey to find out. If you are applying as a skilled worker or through a spouse or Australian relative you should contact your migration agent directly to see how your personal circumstances affect your application.

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What should I do now?

Click on the appropriate link below and follow the on-screen instruction;

Business & Investment Stream

See if you qualify to apply for a business investor visa

Take the Test

Skilled Migrant Stream

Check to see if your professional skills are in demand in Australia

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Spouse & Family Member Stream

Talk with one of our migration experts for a free consultation

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