FAQ – Australia Immigration

Australia PR / Immigration – FAQ

What are the top visa types for Australia Permanent Residency?

The immigration programs for obtaining Australia PR visa are:

  • Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189 visa)
  • Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190 visa)
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491 visa).
What is Australian Permanent Residency?

Australia PR visa is residency permit issued for non-citizens of the country. The visa helps them to stay in the country for 5 years. However, it can be renewed.

Is Australia a point’s based system?

Yes, Australia is a point’s based system. You need to score a minimum of 65 points under the points grid for eligibility.

What are the factors considered for Australia point’s calculator?

The factors which are considered for Australia point’s calculator are:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Language Proficiency 
  • Adaptability
What are the benefits of Australia PR?
  • Right to live, work, and study in the country.
  • Right to move to and fro from the country.
  • Eligible for medical and social benefits.
  • Can move to New Zealand.
What is the process to apply for Australia PR visa?

The process to apply for Australia PR are:

  •  Need to check eligibility
  • Obtain Skill assessment report
  • Should submit your Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Gather all required documents and submit the application in 60 days of period.
What is Skill Assessment?

In order to verify whether your education meets the standards of Australia, the immigration government urges the skilled professionals to obtain their skill assessment. The document verifies your educational standards.

Are the medicals and character certificate important for Australia visa process?

Yes, character and medical documents are important documents in the Australia PR visa process.

I have obtained CLB 6 in IELTS, will I be eligible for Australia PR?

In Australia PR process, IELTS are mandatory and skilled candidates have to score a minimum of CLB 6 bands in IELTS to be eligible.

What are the documents required for Australia PR?

The documents that are required for Australia PR visa:

  • Educational documents
  • Language Proficiency documents
  • Documents related to work experience
  • Travelling related documents
  • Proof of funds
  • Medical and character related documents and more.
What is Skilled Independent Visa?

The visa category is related for candidates who do not have any sponsorship obtained from territory, state or employer of Australia. The visa is also known as Subclass 189 visa.

What is Skilled Nominated Visa?

The visa type is related for candidates who have a nomination obtained from state or territory of Australia and meet the skilled occupation requirement. The visa category is also known as subclass 190 visa.

What is Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa?

The visa is referred for candidates who meet the skilled required in regional regions of Australia. However, they need to obtain a sponsorship from a region to apply for the visa. The visa is also known as subclass 491 visa.

What is the processing time for Australia PR visa?

The processing time of Australia PR visa generally ranges from 10-11 months. However, it mainly depends on the skilled profile of the applicant.

What is the age limit to apply for Australia PR?

To apply for Australia PR visa, the interested candidate should be below 45 years while applying for the visa.

What are the skilled occupations list of Australia?

The skilled occupation lists of Australia are Medium and Long Term Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL) and Short-Term Skill Occupation List (STSOL).

Who need to have an occupation listed in MLTSSL?

The MLSSL skilled occupation list is applicable for candidates who are willing to apply for subclass 189 visa, skilled nominated visa (subclass 190 visa) and Australia skilled provisional (regional visa).

Who need to have an occupation listed in STSOL?

The STSOL is applicable for candidates with a plan to launch their application in Skilled nominated visa, subclass 491 visa, subclass 186 visa, subclass 457 visa, and subclass 407 visa.

What is Skillselect?

Skillselect is Australia immigration government’s online system that allows candidates who are interested to apply for Australia to launch their expression of interest (EOI).

What is EOI in skillselect?

Expression of Interest is an indication for the Australia immigration government that you are interested for Australia immigration. It includes your personal information, nominated occupation, work experience, education, language proficiency, skill assessment and more.

What happens, if I am selected for Australia through Skillselect?

If you get selected for a visa type from the skillselect, then you will receive an Invitation to apply. After obtaining the ITA, you will be having 60 days of time to submit application with complete details and documents.

How to apply for Australian citizenship?

To be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship, as a non-citizen it is essential to live for certain years as permanent residents to apply for citizenship.

Can I extend my Australia PR visa?

Yes, you can extend your Australia PR Visa with a resident return visa. Also, you need to have the evidence of current and previous address proof for extending the visa.

What are the common reasons for visa rejection?

The common reason for a visa rejection include:

  • Inappropriate documents
  • Failure to submit required documents
  • Fake representation
  • Not matching the required eligibility.
What are the fee requirements for Australia PR visa in 2020?

The fee requirements for Australia PR visa in 2020 are:

Primary applicant: $4,045 

Dependent above 18 years: $2020

Dependent below 18 years: $940

Can I process my PR application for Australia?

It is advised to consult an expert immigration consultant while processing for Australia immigration. The process includes several steps and plenty document requirements. Any mistakes made can cause hassles or fail your application.

Can my friend sponsor me to live in Australia?

Sponsorship obtained from family members are only accepted for Australia immigration.

Can I sponsor more than one person with my PR visa?

Yes, you are eligible to sponsor more than one person , however you need to apply each application separately.

What are pro-rata occupations?

Pro-rata occupations are the occupations that are having huge demand over many places. Also, these have score higher than the non-pro rata occupations.

Can I obtain Australia PR with 75 points?

According to the invitation rounds that are being conducted, 75 is a good score for a skilled professional to obtain an ITA for Australia PR visa.


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