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Residency in Australia for Indians, how?

Now that Australia has opened up for invitations, it is the right time for Indians to know the visa categories that one can apply to, to avail of permanent residency in AustraliaAs a skilled worker, one has a lot of advantages if one successfully becomes a permanent resident of Australia. The perks are numerous, from staying in the country indefinitely to working anywhere or studying anywhere. More so, the country offers a plethora of employment opportunities that attract most of the highly qualified immigrant population to the country. Immigration to Australia benefits candidates to attain PR and boosts the economy by reaping the skills of qualified professionals. One of the major benefits that the country offers to prospective PR candidates is permitting them to permanently migrate with their families. This adds to the interest of the applicant and thus, makes Australian PR even more credible & attractive.

So, you must be wondering by now, what are the pathways to Australian PR? Well, here they are!

Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

Based on the points that an applicant scores they get a chance to permanently settle in Australia without any employer job offer or state nomination. But you might wonder what these points are that one can score. Well, the government of Australia allots points to the candidates based on certain factors like age, educational qualification, work experience, English language proficiency, and many more. To be eligible to apply for permanent residency under this pathway, one must score 65 points at the minimum to lodge their application.

Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

For this pathway, the applicant needs an official invitation from the government of Australia. All remaining qualifications are nearly the same as needed by a Skilled Independent Visa, the only difference is receiving a nomination. Being a state-nominated visa, it still is a great ticket to Australian citizenship. Having a pre-existing job offer, one has a guaranteed pathway for Australian permanent residency and citizenship.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491)

This visa subclass is identical to its preceding ones. The characteristics are somewhat similar to both of the above-stated. It requires a nomination from a state or territory government agency whilst having the candidate score a minimum of 65 points on skills assessment. One can score the minimum points based on age, educational qualification, skilled work experience, onshore studies, English language proficiency, and many more.


Moving to Australia as a permanent resident gives you free education at world-class primary, secondary and high schools, as well as tertiary education at top universities at subsidized prices. Additionally, as a permanent resident of Australia, you can stay in Australia indefinitely and live, work and study in the country. So, still, thinking to migrate? Book a free visa consultancy session with Visa Walk to know your prospects of immigration to Australia.