Things you need to know about Australian Permanent Residencyby Arpita Shah Seo Executive
Australia is the land of dreams. It has been blessed by the rewards of nature and is a technologically advanced, infrastructurally developed, stable economy which also happens to be one of the safest and most peaceful countries in the world. No wonder why every year a multitude of students and professionals travel to Australia with dreams in their eyes.
Thanks to the Australian Immigration programme.
Well, what is it exactly?
In the Australian Immigration Programme, people are allowed to enter and settle in Australia (on a temporary or permanent basis), be it students or professionals looking to kickstart their careers or anyone for that matter. They enjoy all the essential rights of a citizen, without actually being one. A great impetus to the Australia Immigration programme has been provided by the Australian skilled migration initiative under which many overseas students are invited to study in Australian universities and settle down in the country, and thus add to the Australian workforce.
What does Bridging visa mean specifically for overseas students?
While students initially arrive on a student visa, their visa durations might expire, or they are waiting for an application for another substantive visa (like work visa) or renewal of their student visa. In this duration, they are issued a bridging Visa Australia. There are basically six such visa types with different rights and claims entitlements associated with them.
Like in any other country, migrants covet Permanent Residency in Australia. It’s the closest thing to be an Australian citizen by birth.
Here are some reasons why-
- Social security
- Freedom for further higher education
- Work security
- Right to live in the country indefinitely
- Access to finest health facilities
- Eligibility to apply for Australian citizenship
- Unlimited and unrestrained travel within or to the country
- Children will automatically become Australian citizens
- Higher credit ratings for home and other loans
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) oversees the ways of application and verification for the Australian Permanent Residency.
The first step is contacting the Australian High Commission. Where the concerned official(s) will study, assess and negotiate your profile. And after this examination, it is decided that whether you’re eligible for the Permanent Residency.
Also, you need to fulfil requirements like –
- You’ve worked and lived in Australia for more than two years
- Good communication skills and educational qualifications
- Character certificate
- Prior work experience
It must be understood that this process is time taking. The waiting period ranges from 15-18 months.
Migration consultants can provide considerable help in these immigration procedures. People looking for a Migration agent Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and all the major cities in Australia are teeming with them. But making the right selection counts.
AECC Global is a notable education and migration agency based in Melbourne, Australia. For astute guidance and helpful tips in education and migration in Australia, contact the experts at AECC Global today.
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