To become an Australian permanent resident, there are different pathways depending on the client’s individual circumstances. These are the most common types of pathways on how to become an Australian permanent resident according to the immigration law:
who have been working in Australia as a Medium-Term TSS visa holders with the same employer for three years may be eligible to apply for Australian permanent resident through the Transitional (TRT) Stream according to the immigration law . DAMA visa holders (including transitional arrangements for existing visa holders) may be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency.
Who held a 457 visa or had applied for a 457 on or before the 18th April 2017, they still have the chance to apply for Australian permanent resident under 186 ENS or 187 RSMS according to the immigration law, under the two-year pathway (Temporary Residence Transition), regardless of what 457 occupation they are employed under.
There is a pathway to Australian permanent resident according to the immigration law through the subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) for those who have either Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa or subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored visa. In order to get the permanent visa (from November 2022) applicants must have held a subclass 491 or 494 visa for at least 3 years, have complied with the conditions on that visa and have met minimum taxable income requirements.
Student can express their interest in applying for Australian permanent residents through the SkillSelect system according to the immigration law if they have enough points then they could get a skilled visa which could lead to permanent residency.
485 graduate visa holder may be eligible to apply for Australian permanent resident on a sponsored visa according to the immigration law, an employer must have sponsored them under the ENS 186 visa, or the RSMS 187 visa. They might be eligible for 189 Skilled independent visa, 190 Skilled Sponsored visa or the 489 Skilled Provisional visa If they have enough points and the occupation is in demand.
According to the immigration law, the 489 visa holder may be eligible to apply for Australian permanent resident under the permanent Skilled Regional (Residence)visa (subclass 887) subject to meeting other criteria for the visa.
The applicant who may arrive in Australia as temporary residents and have a family who is either an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen, may be eligible to granted Permanent Residency subject to meeting certain criteria according to the immigration law.
A New Zealand citizen who hold a New Zealand Special Category (subclass 444) visa and have usually resided in Australia for at least the last 5 years and have started living here on or before 19 February 2016 and in most cases, have a taxable income at or above a specific income threshold for each of the four completed income years prior to lodging an application may be eligible for subclass 189 Australian permanent resident visa according to the immigration law.
An eligible New Zealand citizen who have arrived in Australia before or on 26 February 2001 and spent at least 12 months in Australia on a SCV in the 2 years immediately before 26 February 2001 or have a Centrelink certificate from before 26 February 2004 that shows you were living in Australia, can apply for citizenship (by conferral) and do not need to become a permanent resident first. most New Zealand citizens are automatically granted a Special Category visa (SCV) on arrival in Australia which allows them to remain and work in Australia temporarily.
An Australian permanent resident and an Australian citizen are not the same.As a permanent resident of Australia, you generally can:
Unlike Australian citizens, a permanent resident generally cannot:
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