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Why Apply for an Australian PR?

  • Availability of 800,000+ jobs for skilled professionals
  • Get 100 x ROI with an Australian PR
  • Premium access to Universal Healthcare system
  • Get your children educated for FREE!
  • Inviting over 50 lakhs+ migrants by 2024
  • Easy Australian citizenship pathway

Individuals with an Australian PR visa can enjoy permanent residence status and can reside, seek employment, and pursue studies in Australia for five years. PR holders, however, do not have Australian citizenship and can only qualify to apply for citizenship upon maintaining a PR status for at least four years, along with other eligibility criteria.

Australia PR Points Calculator

Skilled workers and individuals wishing to migrate to Australia are assessed based on work experience, skillset, and educational qualifications. An Australia PR points calculator helps candidates evaluate their chances of migrating to Australia within seconds. Candidates who fulfill most of the eligibility criteria will likely score more points in the points calculator.

The Australia Immigration points system scores the candidates based on the factors mentioned below:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Language proficiency
  • Overseas work experience (outside Australia)
  • Australian work experience (if applicable)
  • Overseas Education (outside Australia)
  • Spouse application
  • Other qualifications

Check your Eligibility Right Away!

Are you keen on migrating to Australia and want to check whether you eligible for it?

You can check your Australian eligibility with Y-Axis Australia Immigration points Calculator

Australia PR process

The Australian PR process is usually done in three major stages.

  • Skill Assessment – A designated skill assessment body analyzes and assesses your skills based on the submitted requirements.
  • PR Visa Approval – The DHA (Australia Department of Home Affairs) thoroughly inspects your profile before granting a visa.
  • Departure – Upon successfully receiving approval for the Australian PR visa, the candidate can migrate to Australia as per the instructions given in the visa grant letter.


Australia PR Requirements

The minimum score required to become eligible for an Australian PR is 65 points. Candidates who score more than on the eligibility calculator have better chances of being invited to apply for the Permanent Residency. Scoring 80-85 points on the grid can get you a faster PR Invitation to Apply. You can apply for an Australia PR under different categories with different eligibility requirements. The standard eligibility factors for Australian PR are given below:

Category   Maximum Points
Age (25-32 years) 30 points
English proficiency (8 bands) 20 points
Work Experience outside Australia (8-10 years) 15 points
Work Experience in Australia (8-10 years) 20 points
Education (outside Australia) – Doctorate degree 20 points
Niche skills such as Doctorate or master’s degree by research in Australia 10 points
Study in a regional area 5 points
Accredited in community language 5 points
Professional year in a skilled program in Australia 5 points
State sponsorship (190 visa) 5 points
Skilled spouse or de facto partner (Age, Skills & English language requirements to be met) 10 points
Spouse or de facto partner with ‘competent English’ (No need to meet Skills requirement or age factor) 5 points
Applicants without a spouse or de facto partner or where a spouse is an Australian citizen or PR holder 10 points
Relative or regional sponsorship (491 visa) 15 points

Age: Candidates can score around 30 points if they are aged between 25 and 32. You must be below 45 to apply for a PR visa.

English proficiency: The candidate must have an IELTS score of 8 bands to get 20 points. Australian immigration also accepts tests like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, etc.

Work experience: Candidates with 8+ years of skilled work experience outside Australia can score 10-15 points, while candidates with at least 8-10 years of work experience within Australia can score around 20 points.

*The more experience the candidate has, the greater their chances are of scoring more points. 

Skilled employment in Australia Points
Less than 1 year 0
1-2 years 5
3-4 years 10
5-7 years 15
8-10 years 20

Education: The Points allotted under the education criteria depend on the qualifications. Candidates with a doctorate from outside Australia, which the government of Australia recognizes, are given maximum points.

Qualifications Points
A Doctorate degree from an Australian university or institute outside Australia. 20
A Bachelor’s (or Masters) degree from an Australian university or institute outside Australia. 15
Diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia 10
Any qualification or award recognized by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation. 10
Master by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution in the STEM fields 10

Language proficiency: You should submit proof of English language proficiency.

Skilled occupation list (SOL): The applicant must select an occupation on the skilled occupation list. The SOL is regularly updated as per the Labor market changes and has the list of occupations that Australia currently accepts for migration purposes.

The Skilled Occupation List has three categories –

  • Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
  • Short-term Skilled Occupation List (SSOL)
  • Regional Occupations List (ROL)

Spouse Application: The candidate becomes eligible for additional points if the spouse is also applying for the PR visa, provided the spouse meets the given criteria –

  • The spouse must be below the age of 45.
  • Should have basic competency in English
  • The code of job occupation must be on the same list as that of the primary applicant.

Other Additional qualifications:

Study in a regional area 5 points
Accredited in community language 5 points
Professional year in a skilled program in Australia 5 points
State sponsorship (190 visa) 5 points
Relative or regional sponsorship (491 visa) 15 Points


*Check your eligibility score with Y-Axis Australia Immigration points calculator


How to Get an Australian PR?

Candidates can follow the seven simple steps mentioned below to get an Australian PR:

Step 1: Check the given eligibility requirements. 

  • Check if you qualify for the listed eligibility requirements.
  • Check if your occupation is mentioned in the In-demand occupations list
  • Check if you have scored sufficient points as per the points table.

Step 2: English proficiency test 

Take the specified English language test and check if you have scored the required proficiency levels.

*The Australian government accepts IELTS, GRE, PTE, TOEFL, etc.  

Step 3: Complete the Skill Assessment process

Get your skills tested by the Skill assessment authorities that check for your expertise in factors like Education, work experience, and skills.

Step 4: Register your EOI.

  • Complete your EOI registration via the official Skill Select website of Australia.
  • Fill out an online application form on the skill select portal by responding to questions based on your skills and the subclass you have applied for. Three visa categories are offered via the Skill Select program for Australian PR:
  • Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189
  • Skilled Nominated Visa 190
  • Skilled regional (provisional) Subclass 491

Step 5: Await the ITA status 

Candidates submitting a correctly filled application will receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for the PR.

Step 6: Submit your PR application. 

Upon receiving the ITA, the candidate is required to submit the PR application within 60 days. The application must be attached with all the mentioned requirements.

Step 7: Receive your PR and fly to Australia. 

Get your PR visa and migrate to Australia

Australia PR eligibility

  • Age: 45+
  • Australian points grid: 65 points
  • Skills Assessment: A valid skills assessment report
  • English proficiency: IELTS or PTE
  • Medical insurance: A valid medical insurance
  • Police clearance certificate: A valid police clearance certificate.

Benefits of Australia PR

Australia is one of the top immigrant favourite countries for migration. The country offers plenty of favourable opportunities for immigrants from around the world. With an ever-growing economy, more job vacancies are now open for skilled workers and eligible candidates. Australia provides PR to qualifying applicants with a validity of five years.

Some of the other reasons for you to move to Australia with an Australian PR are as follows:

  • Travel freely with no restrictions.
  • Pursue studies in Australia and become eligible to apply for educational loans.
  • Access social security benefits
  • Become qualified to offer sponsorship to your family & friends outside Australia.
  • Seek employment in Australia
  • Easy Australian Citizenship Pathway
  • Free eligibility to apply for a visa in New Zealand

What is Australia PR visa?

Australia offers many pathways for candidates who wish to apply for PR. Candidates with an Australia PR are eligible to become permanent Australian residents and can choose any Australian subclass visas that align with the eligibility requirements.

Some of the well-known pathways to get Australia PR are given below –

Australia 189 visa

The 189 visa is for invited international workers with adequate skills that the Australian government requires. With this visa, one can permanently reside and seek employment anywhere in the country.

  • No requirement of a nominator or sponsor
  • Can only apply upon invitation
  • Must be below the age of 45

Australia 190 visa

The 190 visa is for skilled workers who can reside, study, or work in any part of Australia as permanent residents. Similar to Subclass 189, candidates must receive an ITA to apply for the Subclass 190 visa. To qualify for the Subclass 190 visa, the candidate must fulfil the given set of requirements –

  • Score 65 points on the calculator
  • Obtain an ITA
  • Must have an occupation listed on the SOL.
  • Must possess the required skills
  • Language proficiency test scores.

Jobs in Australia

Candidates who wish to work in Australia must be competent enough to contribute to the economy of Australia. Australia has over 800,000 job openings for skilled international workers.

The list of top-in-demand occupations in Australia is given below.

IT $99,642 – $ 115, 000
Marketing & Sales $84,072 – $103,202
Engineering $92,517 – $110,008
Hospitality $60,000 – $75,000
Healthcare $101,569- $169279
Accounting & Finance $77,842 – $92,347
Human Resources $80,000 – $99,519
Construction $72,604 – $99,552
Professional and Scientific Services $90,569 – $108,544


Australia PR cost

The total Australian PR cost for UAE ex-pats is $4640 Australian dollars. All these costs will give you the total cost of the PR visa and the visa application fees.

Visa subclass Base application charge (primary applicant) Additional Applicant charge 18 and over(Secondary applicant) Additional applicant charge under 18(child applicants)
Subclass 189 Visa AUD4,640 AUD2,320 AUD1,160
Subclass 190 Visa AUD4,640 AUD2,320 AUD1,160
Subclass 491 Visa AUD4,640 AUD2,320 AUD1,160


Skill Assessment

Application type Fees 
Temporary Graduate – 485 Skills Assessment AUD 525
Post Australian Study Skills Assessment AUD 560
Skills (general application) AUD 560
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) AUD 605
Review Application AUD 420
Appeal Application AUD 420


Australia PR processing time

The processing time for Australia PR Visa generally takes 6 to 8 months, based on the application processing stages.

Here is a breakdown of each stage and its processing time –

  • Skill assessment – A minimum processing time of 45-90 days.
  • Visa Approval – The process takes around 3-12 months.
  • Preparation for Departure – The process takes about 2-3 weeks.

Acquiring an Australian PR can be fairly strenuous, but with assistance from Y-Axis, the top Overseas Immigration Company in the UAE, you can have an effortless experience.

Factors that affect the Australian PR processing Time

The processing time for PR may vary based on the factors like –

  • Absence of authentic documents.
  • Incorrect submission of the application.
  • Not fulfilling the health requirements.
  • Not fulfilling the character requirements.
  • Lack of sufficient funds
  • Not scoring the required Language proficiency level
  • Not clearing the verification process of the visa


Tips to get your Australian PR processed on time

The first thing to remember while applying for the PR is never to submit an incomplete application. All the requirements for the PR process must be submitted within the due time. Below are a few steps that can help your application process –

  • Submit all the requirements: Your application must include –
  • IELTS test results
  • Skills Assessment Report from registered skills assessment officials.
  • Choose the right visa category: Carefully examine the type that best suits your interests.
  • Choose the correct occupation from the SOL: Pick the field that aligns with your skills and matches the relevancy of your skills.
  • Create an application in the points-based system.
  • Character & health certificates: Submit valid character and health certifications that are verified and registered.
  • Check the immigration status: You can track the status of your application via the DHA official ImmiAccount page.


Mistakes to avoid when filing your PR application

Here are some mistakes that you can avoid while applying for Australia PR: –

  • Submitting irrelevant and incomplete information.
  • No criminal records
  • Not reviewing the application before submission.
  • Re-applying for the PR after getting rejected.
  • Participating in subversive online activities.
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