Australian Permanent resident are those who hold the permanent resident visa and can stay and work in Australia infinitely without any restriction. Also, these Australian Permanent Residents have the opportunity to gain Australian Citizenship only after meeting certain conditions.
Pathways to Australian Permanent Residency
Work – Stream Permanent Residency
There are several ways to Australian Permanent Residency under the worker stream. Different workstream categories are:
- General Skilled Migration.
- Employer-Sponsored Migration
- Migration based on skill select.
- Doctors and Nurses depend upon the requirement basis in Australia.
2. Family – Stream Permanent Residency
If your family member holds an Australian Permanent resident Visa, then you are qualified to apply for Australian Migration. Categories for Family – Stream Permanent residency visas are:-
- Dependent relatives
Rights of an Australian Permanent Resident
If a permanent resident chooses to travel internationally they need to ensure they have a permanent visa with a valid travel authority if they wish to return to Australia as a permanent resident.
In most of the cases, permanent residents can’t vote in Australian Government elections. However, if a permanent resident was enrolled to vote ( as a British subject) prior to 1984, they may remain eligible to vote.
- Government Assistance & Benefits
Eligibility for Government services and benefits depends on the rules set by the relevant government agency responsible for the service or benefit.