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Australia Permanent Resident (PR) Guide

Overview: What is Australia Permanent Resident Visa?

Australia Permanent Resident Visa is a permanent visa that allows you to live indefinitely in Australia but if you are living overseas while holding an Australia PR, you must meet the minimum stay requirement (730 days out of 5 years) in order to extend your PR. In case if you do not meet the stay requirement, you can read further on our section for Resident Return Visa (RRV). There are several ways to secure an Australia PR. The 3 typical ways of obtaining an Australia PR are:
  • Work-stream permanent visa
  • Business or Investor Stream Permanent Visa
  • Family stream permanent visa


Australia PR Eligibility for Work-Stream Permanent

There are a few direct entry PR schemes available under the skilled visa category but the requirements are more stringent and if you happen to be those who are eligible for the temporary residence work visa, you are required to work and stay for a minimum period of time before you are eligible to apply for the Permanent Resident in Australia.


Australia PR Eligibility for business or investment stream

There are a few direct entry PR schemes under the business or investment stream but the requirements are more stringent and if you happen to be those who are eligible for the temporary residence business visa stream, you are required to run your business or investments and stay for a minimum period of time before you are eligible to apply for the Permanent Resident in Australia. You also have to achieve certain business milestones in many cases. Learn more about the business or investment visas.

Australia PR Eligibility for Family-stream

This Australia Permanent option are for the below group of family members:

  • Partners, children, parents or dependant relatives of an Australian PR or Citizen;
  • Adopted children of an Australian PR or Citizen;
  • Cares that requires long term care for an approved relative.


 Benefits or entitlements of being an Australian PR

  • Remain in Australia permanently
  • Work, stay or study in Australia
  • Eligible for the Australia’s national health scheme, Medicare;
  • Eligible for bank loans for purchase of property;
  • Ability to sponsor your family members and eligible relatives
  • Work in New Zealand


Australia PR Renewal – Resident Return Visa (RRV)

Even though you are holding on to a PR in Australia, there is still a validity period for the visa. Your PR is issue for a period of 5 years but you are required to stay 2 years (730 days) the 5 years to be eligible for renewals. You must always renew your PR on time before it expires.

Even those who are holding on to a PR while staying overseas and do not meet the minimum stray requirements for your PR, you are stay able to renew your Resident Return Visa as long as you are able to proof that you have substantial ties that are beneficial to Australia. Our migration consultant will be able to help you plan and build your ties to Australia even when you do not have any ties to Australia. 

Learn more about our Resident Return Visa service.

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FAQs

The processing times varies from 22 days to 6 months

Yes but if your RRV is rejection, then you will not have appeal rights.
Typically, you are looking at substantial ties in the following areas: Personal, social, family, business or employment ties. Every case is unique and different, so it require careful review before building those ties. Do contact our consultant to discuss your requirements.
Yes, but you must be very careful as you need to show compelling reason why you didn’t renew your RRV. It is better for you to speak to someone professional.