Permanent Residency



Benefits of Permanent Residency:

Permanent Residency of Australia provides you the following opportunities and facilities in Australia.

  • Indefinite stay in Australia
  • You can work as a full timer or study as a local student there.
  • You can get enrolled in Medicare, the health care scheme for Australian residents.
  • File an application for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)
  • You can sponsor your relatives who are eligible for permanent residency.
  •  You can travel to and from Australia for 5 years from the date of grant of visa. After that you will need another visa to return to Australia.

There are three options of Permanent Residency Visa:


Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

For people who are skilled workers according to the points based system and don’t have a sponsor or a family member or is not nominated by state government.

Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

For people who are point tested workers and are invited by the state or territory government agency go for this visa. To check the list of professions in CSOL/Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), please click on the STSOL LIST

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 489)

For people who are point tested skilled workers and have been either nominated by the government or a government agency or by an eligible relative living in designated area.


18–24 (inclusive)  25
 25–32 (inclusive) 30
33–39 (inclusive) 25
40–44 (inclusive)  15
45–49 (inclusive)  0
English Language Ability
Competent English—IELTS 6 / OET B  – PTE 51  0
Proficient English—IELTS 7 / OET B  – PTE 65  10
Superior English—IELTS 8 / OET A  – PTE 80  20
Skilled Employment
At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years)  5
At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years)  10
At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years)  15
Educational qualifications
Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other Doctorate of a recognised standard  20
At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honours or Masters, from an Australian educational institution or other degree of a recognised standard  15
Diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia, or qualification or award of recognised standard  10
Australian study requirements  5
Other Factors
Partner skill qualifications  5
Professional Year in Australia for at least 12 months in the four years before the day you were invited  5
Nomination by state or territory government (visa subclass 190 only)  5
Nomination by state or territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member, to reside and work in a specified/designated area (visa subclass 489 only)  10