Steps to Get Permanent Residency through General Skilled Migration

Compared to other nations like the USA, Australia makes obtaining a Permanent Residence Grant simple. Australia is a nation with a top-notch immigration policy. All you require to obtain an Australian permanent residency visa, or grant of permanent residency, is the appropriate information and the knowledge of where to seek. Continue reading to learn more about how to apply for a PR grant in Australia.

How to Apply for Australian Permanent Residency Visa?

  • Check your eligibility first

Determine the occupation you fall under according to Australian Immigration’s definition, and then find out which list this occupation is on. There are multiple lists for each of the visas mentioned above, so be sure your occupation is on the list that corresponds to the visa for which you wish to apply.

  • Skills Evaluation

Finding out if you would receive a favorable Skills Assessment from the agency that evaluates your occupation is the second step to obtaining an Australian permanent residency visa.

Each occupation has its Skills Assessment Authority. For illustration:

  • Engineers – Australia’s Engineers
  • experts in the computer industry: Australian Computer Society
  • The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council accredits nursing professionals. 

Additionally, each Authority has its standards for approving your skills evaluation, such as a certain level of English proficiency, job experience, and qualifications. 

  • Point test

You will need to meet the criteria and accumulate points for each category since the three skilled migration visas we specified are point-tested.

You require at least 65 points to submit an Expression of Interest for one of the three visas. The points are split up among the following categories:

  • Age: 0 to 30 points, minimum age of 18 and maximum age of 45.
  • Academic Qualifications: Depending on whether the applicant holds a technical certificate or diploma, a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, or a Ph.D., they might receive 0 to 20 points.
  • Employment Experience: A person may receive 0 to 20 points based on the number of years, the type of work, where they performed the work, and whether they were employed in Australia or another country.
  • English language ability: All applicants must pass an English exam with a minimum score to be given points for this area.
  • Australian education: 5 points if you completed two years of study in Australia and earned a degree or trade certificate at least a diploma level.
  • Study in Low Population Areas of Australia: If your studies in Australia were completed in one of the Government-designated Designated Regional Areas of Australia, you would receive an additional 5 or 10 points.
  • Obtain certification in Australia to work as a language translator: 1 point
  • A spouse with a skilled vocation and a minimal level of competent English earns 5 to 10 points, which can be shown in various ways.
  • Get 10 points if you’re single to avoid getting penalized.
  • Continuation Year: 5 Points
  • Nomination or sponsorship by an Australian State: 5 or 15 points, depending on the candidate’s profession, if a state or territory is looking for that occupation, and if a short-term or long-term visa is required.
  • English Test 

Those who wish to live permanently in Australia and apply for one of these visas must demonstrate at least proficient English, equal to six on each exam component. By taking an English test, you may do that. You won’t need to take a test if you come from the UK, US, Canada, Ireland, or New Zealand because it is assumed that you have Competent English in those countries.

  • Expression of Interest

You cannot just apply for a visa in Australia, even if you are eligible. Be it an Independent 189 visa, a regional 190 visa, or a Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional visa – which will cover states and territories, the government must first invite you.

  • Obtaining a visa

After getting an invitation from Skill Select, the next step in acquiring a permanent visa for Australia is to create and submit a visa application. At that time, you can support any statements you made during the points test stage and Expression of Interest.


Over the past few years, Australia has been a popular destination for Indians. There are several attractions for immigration in Australia. For instance, a high standard of living, employment possibilities, world-class education, and vibrant international culture.

Also Read: How to Maintain Your Permanent Residency in Australia?