Australia is among the most multicultural societies in the world, perfectly combining mobility, sustainability and opportunity together. Australia brings about a powerful understanding of how the transfer of individuals, culture, and innovations work together, for the benefit of all.

By bringing together diverse resources, knowledge and skills, Australia has achieved a level of impact that might not have been possible without taking into account the contribution of immigrants.

The Land Down Under is also a land of opportunities. From education to agriculture, ICT to healthcare, and defense to transport, innovation is at the core of what Australia has to offer to the world.

Australia is a top destination for skilled migrants exploring work overseas options. Many that go to Australia for work abroad eventually settle down in Australia with their family.

Every year, there are many individuals that decide to migrate to Australia from Dubai.

Australia will be granting 160,000 PR visas in the 2021-2022 Program Year that will run from July 2021 to June 2022.

Of these, 79,600 visa spaces will be for skilled workers. Another 77,300 PR visas will be granted under the Family stream.

Australia’s permanent Migration Program is the main pathway to Australian permanent residence.

Permanent residence in Australia can be acquired through – [1] Skill stream, [2] Family stream, [3] Business immigration, [4] Special Eligibility, and [5] on humanitarian grounds.


Family-stream permanent residence

Work-stream permanent residence

Business or investment-stream permanent residence

Other options

For, among others:

Parents, children, parents, or dependent relatives of an Australian PR/citizen or eligible citizen of New Zealand.

For skilled workers that have –

·       An employer in Australia sponsoring them, or

·       Skills in demand in Australia.

For businesspersons and investors.



There are many benefits of securing permanent residence in Australia–


·       Remain in Australia indefinitely

·       Work and study anywhere in Australia

·       Work in New Zealand

·       Enrol in Medicare

·       Apply for bank loans to purchase property

·       Sponsor eligible relatives for Australian permanent residence

·       Travel to and from Australia, if permitted by your travel facility

·       Attend free English language classes, under the Adult Migrant English Program

·       Become an Australian citizen, by conferral

Pathways to Australian Permanent Residence

Australian immigration offers many options to apply for permanent residency. You can select the most appropriate option for yourself, based on your eligibility and requirements. Some of the popular options for Australian permanent residency include:

Skilled Independent (subclass 189): For skilled workers. No requirement for a nominator or sponsor.

Skilled Nominated (subclass 190): For skilled workers that have a nomination from an Australian state/Territory. To be eligible, your occupation should be on the Skilled Occupation List. 

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 489: Allows skilled workers and their families to live, work and study in designated regional areas for five years. They will be eligible for an Australian permanent residence after three years.

Each of the immigration pathways has a certain fixed number of Australian permanent residence places available in a program year. The limit is as per the annual migration planning levels of the Department of Home Affairs of the Australian government.

Eligibility requirements

The specific eligibility requirements vary as per the particular PR visa applying for. However, there are certain basic eligibility criteria that must be met.

The general eligibility requirements to migrate to Australia include –

Age:  Your age should be below 45 years to apply for a PR visa.

Language Proficiency: You should have proof that you have a competent level of proficiency in the English language.

Health and character:  You should have good health and character.

Skills: You must have your skills assessed by certifying authorities in Australia. The applicant must get a Skill Assessment done from the relevant skills assessing authority.

Occupation: Your occupation must be listed in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).

Steps to apply

Step 1:  Check the eligibility requirements for Australian immigration

Step 2:  Take the English proficiency test (such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE etc.)

Step 3: Select your occupation from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

You can select your occupation from –

  • Short-term Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
  • Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL)
  • Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

Step 4: Register your Expression of Interest in Australia’s SkillSelect website. Provide all the required information in the online application.

Step 5: Get your Invitation to Apply (ITA). Once you submit your application and if it meets all the requirements then you will get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Australia PR.

Step 6: Submit your application. You must submit it within 60 days of getting your ITA with all the supporting documents.

Step 7: Get your clearance certificates and submit them. This includes your Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) and medical clearance certificate.

Step 8:  Granting of permanent resident status.

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How long does it take to get Australian permanent residence?

Depends on the Australian immigration route applying to. For example, subclass 189 pathway has a standard processing time of within 18 months (for 75% of the applications submitted).

How much money do I need to migrate to Australia?

The overall expected cost depends on many factors, such as – the subclass applying to, number of dependents included, application fees, health insurance, English test, medical examination fee etc.

What are the Australian permanent residence requirements?

Basic requirements are 65 points in the points grid and proof of having sufficient settlement funds for you and your family to sustain in Australia.

What is the easiest way to get permanent residence in Australia?

You can get Australia’s residency within a year with master’s degree, good English score and job experience on Australia’s skills list. You will be selected if you have the required points and will get a PR even before you travel to Australia.

Applicants with 65+ points receive the invitation to apply relatively quickly. You should expect to receive the PR within 5-8 months after you have applied.

Each immigration program has its own unique eligibility requirements, conditions, and the criteria for selection.

Which English language test is required for Australian permanent residence?

You should have the required proficiency in the English language by taking the specified English language test.

English language test results accepted –

  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System
  • OET: Occupational English Test
  • TOEFL iBT: Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test
  • PTE Academic: Pearson Test of English Academic
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced test

You can appear for any of the approved language tests to meet the English language requirement.

IELTS is not mandatory.

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