Immigration Pathways to Get Permanent Residency in Australia

Immigration Pathways to Get Permanent Residency in Australia

Is an Australia PR visa on your mind? Are you planning to live and work in Australia in 2022? If yes, this article is just for you. You’d be surprised to know that the government of Australia offers many immigration pathways for overseas professionals who wish to settle permanently in Down Under. However, each migration program has unique eligibility requirements that applicants must follow to invite under a specific visa stream.


Points-based System

The Australian immigration system is comprehensive and unbiased as it follows a point-based system to invite only the most eligible and qualified applicants. To be eligible, candidates must first score the required eligibility points, 65 or higher out of 100. Please refer to the table below to understand the scoring criteria:


Immigration Category Points Required
Age (25-33 years) 30 points
English proficiency (8 bands) 20 points
Work Experience outside Australia (8-10 years) 15 points
Work Experience in Australia (8-10 years) 20 points
Education (outside Australia) 20 points
Doctorate degree 5 points
Doctorate or master’s degree in Australia 5 points
Study in a regional area 5 Points
Accredited in community language 5 points
Professional year in a skilled program in Australia 5 points
State sponsorship (190 visa)


Migration Target for 2022-23


Migration is an essential part of Australia’s heritage, economic prosperity, and cultural diversity. 28% of Australia’s population is born overseas – that’s nearly 7 million people. As a nation, Australia is built on migration, foreign workforce, and their impeccable contributions to its economy.


The government of Australia has reserved 1, 60,000 places for immigration. The total permanent Migration for 2020–21 was 160,052 places. Please refer to the table below to know about the places allotted to each program in 2021-2022:


Immigration Category Place Allotted for 2021-22
Employer Sponsored 22,000
Skilled Independent 6,500
Regional 11,200
State/Territory Nominated 11,200
Business Innovation & Investment Program 13,500
Global Talent 15,000
Distinguished Talent 200
Skilled Total 79,600
Partner 72,300
Parent 4,500
Other Family 500
Family Total 77, 300
Special Eligibility 100
Child (estimate; not subject to a ceiling) 3,000
Total 1, 60, 000


The Skilled Visa Stream has received the major portion compared to other categories, so this should be your safest option to immigrate to Australia from India.  If you meet the eligibility requirements and obtain the right score, your chances for receiving an invite are high.


To be eligible for skilled migration, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:


  • Have work experience in one of the nominated occupations on Australia’s Skilled Occupation List.
  • Get a positive skill assessment of your education credentials by a designated assessing body
  • Submit an Expression of Interest.
  • Be under 45 years of age
  • Obtain at least 65 points on SkillSelect.
  • Meet health and character requirements


General Skilled Migration for Australia


Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) – The pathway is for foreign workers who are not sponsored by any employer. You must demonstrate experience in a nominated occupation before applying for this visa.


Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) – This is a state nominated permanent visa that allows nominated applicants to live and work in the sponsoring state in Australia.


Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 Visa- it allows skilled immigrants to live and work in a regional area in Australia for up to five years.


If you wish to apply for an Australia PR visa under any of the above-mentioned visa pathways, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria and other conditions before applying for the visa. Choose an option that best suits your qualifications, work experience, and education for a successful outcome.

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