Australia is one of the most desired immigration destinations across the planet. As per a recent US study report, Australia is the 4th best country in the world for immigrants. Indians share the special connection with Australia, in view of huge Indian community living already in the Kangaroo land. Every year a great number of people from India apply for different visas in Australia and most of them get success in obtaining the Aussie visa.
How easy is it to get the Australian PR for an Indian?
Well, obtaining the Australian permanent residency for an Indian citizen is as easy or difficult as it is for the citizen of any other country. The PR process is same for all. Australia’s general skilled migration (GSM) Program is largely popular as the best point based immigration system in the world. Australian immigration system reviews the profile of an applicant based on his/her work experience, language ability, age, qualification, etc. parameters. Higher the points better are the chances of selection for PR in Australia.
How to Apply for Australia PR from India
You need to follow a stepwise process to apply for Australia PR as an India.
- Choose the right PR visa
The first step would be to choose the right PR Visa to apply. The two largely popular PR visa categories in Australia are:
- Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189
- Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190
- Find your occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
Australian government every year release skilled occupation lists to invite foreign skilled workers to apply for the visa. These occupation lists include the high demand occupations across the Australia. Every occupation list is associated with a particular visa category. Hence, you must choose your occupation in the relevant occupation list as per your visa category.
- Obtain the required documents
Once you are done with both the above steps, it’s time to gather the documents to apply for the online point based system of Australia, i.e. SkillSelect System. As an Australia PR applicant, you require two documents to submit EOI (Expression of Interest) in SkillSelect system:
- IELTS test result for English Proficiency (Minimum level 6), however, must try and achieve more for higher immigration points
- Skill Assessment report from an approved assessing authority
- Acquire state nomination if applying for Subclass 190 Visa
Since Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa is a state nominated visa, you must obtain the nomination from an Australian state or territory before you apply for this visa. For Subclass 189 visa nomination from state or sponsorship from the employer is not required.
- Submit EOI in SkillSelect System
Submit EOI in SkillSelect system and obtain minimum 60 points based on your age, education, work experience, qualification, language skills, etc. parameters. However, to obtain ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Australia PR visa, you must try and score higher immigration points than the qualifying marks (i.e. 60 points).
- Apply for PR Visa on receipt of ITA
Once ITA (Invitation to Apply) for PR visa received, you must file the application along with all the required documents, for the same within 60 days of receiving the ITA. You may also have to acquire PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) and Medical certificate. If you are applying for the Australia PR visa for the first, the time it is wise to take advice and assistance from a trusted or MARA accredited Australian Visa Consultancy Service.