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To get Permanent Resident(PR) in AUSTRALIA is a dream of many adults. It is known by many different names like the green card (because at one time, it was green in color) and is also known as an “Alien Registration Card” and “Form I-551” in legal language.

Learn here the benefits of permanent residency in Australia

PR is a plastic card with the individual’s Photo, Biographic information and Expiration Date (10 years) on it which is issued by Citizenship and Immigration Services of the particular country.

Identically the card looks yellowish with a magnetic barcode on the back which stores the individual’s information. The green card holder’s status as “Lawful Permanent Resident” will be valid unless the status is unoccupied by the government.

Benefits of a Green Card

  • Individual can apply for a variety of jobs.
  • You can participate in the political process.
  •  You cannot be deported.
  • Green card holders remain permanent residents irrespective of the changes made in rules in future. 
  • You are legally protected by the laws of the United States. (your state of residence and local jurisdiction)
  • You can also sponsor your family members for a green card.
  • Your travel will be easier as compared to the other visa holders and new arrivals.
  • You can travel or live anywhere within the United States under law.
  • You will be eligible to receive several benefits such as social security, education assistance and many more.

Common Documents for Australia PR –

  •  Application Form
  •  2 Passport Size Photographs
  •  Educational Credential Assessment
  •  Birth Certificate
  •  Character Certificate
  •  Test Results of IELTS or Others
  •  Police Clearance Certificate
  •  Business Reference Letters
  •  If applicable –
    • Proof of Nomination
    • Skill Documents of the Spouse

Learn here in detail Steps To Become an Australian Permanent Resident

Eligibility Requirements for an Australia PR

  • Age

Below 45 years while applying.

  • Skills Assessment

Get your skills assessed by the recognized immigration authorities.

  • PR Points Calculator

Score a minimum of 65 points on Points Grid for Australia PR.

  • Nominated Occupation

It is the major need for any applicant having a skill nominated under the Skilled Occupation List.

  • Language Proficiency

Having competent level ability in English language proficiency.

  • Character certificate

To make sure that you don’t have any criminal record you have to provide character certificates.

  • Health Assessment

Healthy Individual= Healthy Nation.

Ranking Factors are –

Factors Points
Age 30 points
English proficiency – 8 bands20 points
Work Experience outside Australia (8-10 years)15 points
Work Experience in Australia (8-10 years)20 points
Education (outside Australia) – Doctorate 20 points
Research/Doctorate or master’s degree in Australia10 points
Study in a regional area5 points
Accredited in community language5 points
Skilled program(Professional year) in Australia5 points
State sponsorship – 190 visa5 points
Skilled spouse or de facto partner 10 points