Immigrate to Australia from India: A Complete Guide for you In 2020!

 

A simple guide for Indians wanting to immigrate to Australia in 2021

Indian citizens have settled across different continents in the world from time immemorial. And if we consider the past decade, Australia has been the hotbed for migrating Indians. Australia’s friendly migration policies offer permanent residency to more than 2x as many immigrants as the United States of America. Read along.

What are the eligibility criteria for migrating to Australia from India?

There are multiple pathways for Indian applicants to obtain an Australian PR visa. And each of these visa categories has different terms & conditions, requirements, or eligibility criteria.

Let us see the eligibility criteria for the most popular permanent work visa, i.e., Subclass 190.

An applicant is eligible for the Subclass190 visa if he or she:

  • Is aged between 18 to 45 years
  • Has been invited for application

Has been nominated by:

  • The state or territory government agency, or
  • If an already certified relative has sponsored you
  • Has a relevant occupation on the list of skilled occupations.
  • Has obtained skills assessment for their occupation from a relevant authority
  • Has scored 65 points or more in the points test
  • Has at least a competent level of English
  • Has met the health requirements
  • Has fulfilled the character requirements
  • Has signed the Australian values statement
  • Has not had a previously refused or canceled visa

What are the documents required for migrating to Australia from India?

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The documents necessary for a Subclass 189 (skilled independent visa) are:

You must provide the documents that support the information you provided in the EOI. 

The list of documents is as follows:

  • National identity card
  • Birth certificate
  • Name change proof
  • Marriage certificate
  • Partner proof documents
  • Medical certificate
  • Health insurance certificate
  • Police certificate for checking criminal record
  • Passport
  • CV/Resume
  • Digital photo
  • Family information
  • English language proof
  • Educational qualification certificates
  • Written job offer
  • Proof of funds
  • Skills assessment documents

Know more about the documents you may need for the process of Australian PR.

What is the step-by-step process of migrating to Australia in 2020?

For example, let us look at the step by step process for a Subclass 190 PR visa application for skilled nominated workers.

To apply for the Subclass 190 PR visa, follow these simple steps:

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    • Step 1: Before applying
    • Step 2: Keep documents ready
    • Step 3: Get photographs
    • Step 4: Apply for the visa
    • Step 5: After you have applied
    • Step 6: Results

Let us understand all the steps in detail.

Step 1: Before applying:

  • Make sure that you get the necessary health and character tests done beforehand.  
  • A visa application process is always a complicated task. Your visa application is at risk of rejection for the smallest of mistakes.
  • So, it is always advisable to get professional help for an Australian PR visa application.
  • We at Kansas provide an impeccable service to our clients who wish to apply for a PR visa in Australia
  • Please note that all the information that you provide in your PR visa application must be in English. If not, get it translated.

Step 2: Keep documents ready

  • Make sure you meet all the requirements before moving on to the PR visa application.
  • And one of the most basic requirements is to gather all the necessary documents required for the PR visa application.
  • Moreover, documentation could be a complicated task. You must provide accurate information or your visa application, or it may stand rejected. Click here to talk to our experts and get proper guidance.

Step 3: Get photographs

Every country across the world has this mandatory step of photo identification.

Here are some general guidelines for photographs required in a PR visa application:

  • It should be the latest colour photograph. Not older than six months.
  • It should be a passport-sized digital photograph.
  • It should be in a solid, plain white or grey background.
  • It should be 45mm to 50mm in length and 35mm to 40mm in width.
  • The face must be at the center. Neither tilted nor slumped.
  • It should show at least 80% of your full face (religious headcovers areallowed, provided they do not cover your face).
  • You should face the camera with normal expression and open eyes.
  • Only prescription glasses allowed. No sunglasses or other accessories, except a hearing aid.
  • You should dress suitably.
  • The number of photographs is 2.

Step 4: Apply for the visa.

  • Once you receive an invitation, you can apply online for the Subclass 190 visa via SkillSelect account.
  • You must apply within 60 days from the date of the invitation.
  • Click here to create an ImmiAccount to apply online.
  • Upload all the mandatory documents.
  • Pay the visa application fees.
  • Note down the Transaction Reference Number (TRN) after paying the first visa application charges.

Step 5: After you have applied

The authorities will notify you once they have received your application.

Status updates on your application won’t be generated within the processing time.

You will be notified, if necessary if you haven’t taken a health examination before applying. Check your ImmiAccount to know about it.

You might be asked to submit biometrics (fingerprint & photo)

If you are in Australia, you can travel outside Australia after you apply. Although, make sure your current visa’s validity allows you to return. Check VEVO to know more.

If you make a mistake on your application, then notify the authorities as soon as possible. Fill this form and attach it to your visa application on your ImmiAccount.

If things change on your end (contact number, email, address relationship status, childbirth, want to withdraw the application, etc.), then you need to inform the authorities as it might affect your visa. 

Step 6: Results

You will receive the Subclass 190 PR visa application result in writing.

You can either be in or out of Australia at that moment, but not in immigration clearance.

If your visa has been granted, then you will receive:

  • The visa grant number
  • The start date of your visa
  • The conditions of the visa (if applicable)
  • Keep a copy of this decision.

If your visa has been rejected, then you will receive:

  • The reasons for refusal
  • If applicable, the right to review the decision

The application charges are non-refundable, irrespective of your final result

  •  Please note that the application process for an Australian PR visa can be complicated. Your PR visa application can be rejected if any wrong information is entered into your application.
  • We at Kansas make sure that your Australian PR visa application is a smooth affair and 100% successful. Click here to talk to our experts to know more about the process of application.

How much does it cost to migrate to Australia from India?

The cost of migration to Australia from India depends on your visa type.

As we have mentioned earlier, there are three popular programs used for migrating to Australia from India. Here are the approximate costs for each:

Type of Visa

Cost

Work-stream permanent visa

AUD4,045

Family-stream permanent visa

a. Spouse

b. Child


AUD7,715

AUD2,665

Business or Investor-stream Permanent Visa  

AUD2,590

 

Please note that there are multiple categories of visas available for migration to Australia. And the cost of each visa could be different.

Please talk to our experts at Kansas to get proper guidance about the visa cost. Click here to connect right away.

What is the processing time for immigration visas to Canada from the UK?

The processing time of some popular programs used for immigrating to Canada from the UK is as follows :

Type of Visa

Processing time

1.Work-stream permanent visa

6-9 months

2. Family-stream permanent visa

a. Spouse

b. Child


20-24 months

13-15 months

3.Business or Investor-stream permanent visa

NA

 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Australian Immigration Department has been unable to process applications normally to provide accurate processing times.

To learn about the processing time for all other types of immigration visas to Australia from India, please talk to our experts at Kansas. Click here to connect right now.

How can an immigration consultant help you get an Australian PR visa from India?

Please understand that the application process for an Australian PR visa from India or from anywhere around the world can be complicated.

Your PR visa application can be rejected if any wrong information is entered into your application.

So, it is always advisable to consult migration agents because their prime objective is still to see to it that your visa application is successful.

Kansas Overseas is a one-stop solution to all your visa needs. We are a team of visa and immigration consultants, and we specialize in permanent residency visas of many different countries across the world.

And we will make sure that your Australian PR visa application from India is a smooth affair and 100% successful. Click here to talk to our experts to get started.

How can Kansas Help you?

Kansas Overseas Careers is the best immigration consultant in India. Don’t take our word for it. We have the numbers to prove it. Our success rate is 98.23 %.

We are the best immigration agents because,

  • Dedicated Case Officer: We offer personal assistance and a single point of contact between the company and you throughout the process
  • Decade-long Expertise: We have an experienced team with a proven track of success
  • Guided documentation: Right from evaluation to Visa application and documentation, followed by post-landing services.
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  • Helping you succeed: Be it providing you interview training, French/English courses or working samples for resumes, cover letters or assisting with application forms, medical or police clearance certificates - we will always be there for you. 

 You can expect a one-stop solution for all your visa needs from profile evaluation, documentation, application drafting to post-visa services with Kansas.

Other FAQs:

How are points allocated under the points test for migrating to Australia?

The points structure is different for different types of visas. Please talk to our experts at Kansas for better guidance. Click here to connect right now.

For example, let us look at the points structure for the Skilled Work Subclass 190 visa. The points will be based on the following factors:

  • Age
  • Educational qualification
  • Specialist education qualification
  • English language skills
  • Credentialled community language
  • Australian study requirement
  • Work experience
  • Professional year in Australia
  • Study in regional Australia
  • Partner skills
  • Nomination

Let us look at the points table structure in detail.

Age:

Age Group 

Points

Minimum 18; Less than 25

25

Minimum 25; Less than 33

30

Minimum 33; Less than 40 

25

Minimum 40; Less than 45

15

 

Educational qualification:

Requirements 

  Points

Doctorate*

20

Bachelor’s degree*    

15

Diploma or trade qualification** 

10

Award Suited To Your Skilled Occupation*** 

10

 

*: Either from an Australian educational institute or another education institute with a recognized standard

**: Only from an Australian educational institute

***: Recognized by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation]

Note: Points will be allotted only for your highest qualification

Specialist education qualification:

Requirements

Points

Masters degree by research/Doctorate*

10

 

*: Must be awarded from an Australian educational institute after at least 2 years of academic years study in a relevant field.]

Australian study requirement:

Requirements 

Points

Meet the Australian study requirement 

5

 

Note: Must have at least 1 degree, diploma, or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution that meets the Australian study requirement

Study in regional Australia:

Requirements 

Points

At least 1 degree, diploma or trade qualification from regional Australia

5

 

Note: Must have been obtained while living and studying at a campus in a designated regional area in Australia and not by distance education and must also meet the Australian study requirement

English language skills:

Level of English

Points

Competent English

0

Proficient English

10

Superior English

20

 

Credentialled community language:

Requirements 

Points

A recognized qualification in a credentialled community language

5

 

Work experience (Outside Australia):

No. of Years

Points

Less than 3 years  

0

Minimum 3, Less than 5 years

5

Minimum 8 years

15

 

 Work experience (Outside Australia):

No. of Years 

Points

Less than 1 year

0

Minimum 1, Less than 3 years  

5

Minimum 3, Less than 5 years   

10

Minimum 5, Less than 8 years

15

Minimum 8 years  

20

 

Note: You are eligible to claim these points only if it falls under, or is closely related to, your   nominated skilled occupation from the occupation list.

The above mentioned years of experience should fall 10 years before the visa application.

Professional year in Australia:

Requirements

Points

Completion of a Professional Year in Australia

5

 

Note: Professional year must have been in Accounting, ICT/Computing or Engineering

Partner Skills:

Requirement

Points

Spouse/de facto partner also an applicant*

10

Spouse/de facto partner also an applicant** 

5

Single (Partner is an Australian citizen)

10

 

*: Partner must meet Age, English & Skill criteria. Partner must not be an Australian citizen

**: Partner has competent English.  Partner must not be an Australian citizen. 

Nomination:

Requirement

Points

Invited to apply for Subclass 190 visa 

15

 

Must have been sponsored or nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency to be invited to apply for this visa.

For nominated applicants provided your nomination remains in effect, you may be eligible for the award of these points.

For sponsored applicants provided your sponsorship has been approved, you may be eligible for the award of these points.

What is the minimum number of points required for a permanent Australian Skilled worker visa in 2020?

  • The minimum score in the points test is 65 points to qualify for the Australian Skilled worker visa in 2020.
  • Click here to see the complete breakdown of points under the points test.

Can you be eligible for bonus points for a Skilled work PR visa in Australia?

An additional 15 points will be awarded if you receive an Australian state or territory government agency nomination.

What is the maximum age for immigration to Australia?

There is no age limit for applying for an Australian PR visa.

However, the Australian Immigration system is based on a points test. And points are allocated for applicants aged between 18 to 45 years.

So, the maximum age for gaining any points for immigration to Australia is 45 years.

Here’s the points structure based on the applicant’s age:

Age Group

Points

Minimum 18; Less than 25 

25

Minimum 25; Less than 33

25

Minimum 40; Less than 45

15

 

Do you need a degree to immigrate to Australia?

Yes, you do. In most cases, you do need a degree to migrate to Australia because the immigration process is based on a points test. And having a degree will only add to your overall score, which will increase your chances of obtaining a PR visa in Australia.

What should I know before moving to Australia from India?

Indians might have to consider quite a few things before moving to Australia. And these things range from making lifestyle changes to removing any preconceived notions about Australia.

Here are a few factors that Indians need to consider before moving to Australia:

  • Australia is massive:
  1. As an Indian, you might be well acquainted with having one time zone throughout the country.
  2. But, Australia spreads across more than three million square miles. Here you will find that the Eastern and Western coasts are so far away that the time zones are different.
  3. The distance between Portugal and Ukraine is less than the distance between Perth and Sydney.
  4. So, if you are planning to settle in Australia, we suggest you do thorough research. Or better yet, talk to our experts at Kansas. Click here to connect right away.
  • The changing weather:
  1. As we mentioned earlier that Australia is massive, and the cities that you are aware of are quite far from each other.
  2. In the culturally diverse Indian country, people believe that every 4 miles, the language, water, culture, etc. changes. So, just imagine about Australia.
  3. You will notice that when there is summer in the south, it’s raining in the northern territory. Indians might find Brisbane familiar because of its tropical climate. But, in Melbourne, we can expect four different seasons in one day itself.
  4. So, Indians should consider the weather factor and choose a place accordingly before moving to Australia.
  • Excellent healthcare system:
  1. That’s one area that Indians would like a lot. Because unlike in India, healthcare in Australia is free.
  2. So, if you are successful in obtaining a permanent residency visa in Australia then you become eligible for the free healthcare benefit, which they refer to as “Medicare”.
  • Left-hand drive/walk:
  1. Any visa holder in a different country is always worried about any wrongdoing on their part as that might cost them their stay in the country.
  2. And one such thing to be very cautious about is traffic rules.
  3. Unlike in India, Australia has a left-hand drive system. So, Indians who are used to the right-hand driving system should practice this new system before moving to Australia.
  4. Moreover, it is not just on the roads that Indians have to be cautious but even on the footpath, as Australia recognizes a left side walking system. But, it is not a law that Indians should be worried too much about.
  • Australia is expensive:
  1. Yes. If you are planning on migrating to Australia then you should be sure that you can bear the load of expenses in the country.
  2. Almost everything in your daily life, like house rent, transportation, food, etc. in the Australian continent is expensive as compared to India.
  3. Even a shared room monthly rental cost in a city like Sydney can go up to 2000$.
  4. So, it is advisable to have as much money with you as possible before moving to Australia.
  5. Australia is also committed to protecting its culture and way of life.
  6. And hence, for permanent residency visa applicants, the Australian government asks you to fully read and understand (or get explained) the “Life in Australia” book.
  7. You must also sign the Australian values statement confirming that you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws.

What is the ideal time to book flight tickets before moving to Australia?

  • Booking flight tickets is one of the most important steps in migration to Australia because it involves a lot of planning.
  • It is advisable to book your flight tickets at least 6 to 9 months before the date of flying.
  • Booking your flight tickets this early will give you a set deadline and subsequently, you can plan everything before moving to Australia.
  • Moreover, with the early booking of flight tickets, you can also get a good discount.
  • Also, if you have applied for the PR visa and it’s going to be a one-way ticket then look for the airlines which give you the maximum amount of baggage allowance.
  • For in-depth guidance consult migration agents. We at Kansas will be happy to help you. Our experts will leave no stone unperturbed in making sure that your Australian PR visa application is a smooth affair. Click here to connect right now.

What are the various Australian visa categories?

Australian Immigration Department has created several visas depending on the purpose of the applicant’s visit.

These visas are categorized under the following basic visa types:

  • Visitor visas
  • Studying and training visas
  • Family and partner visas
  • Working and skilled visas
  • Permanent resident visas
  • Refugee and humanitarian visas
  • Repealed visas
  • Other visas

Each of these visa types consists of multiple different visas, both temporary and permanent.

Which is the best temporary work visa in Australia?

If you want to immigrate to Australia as a temporary skilled worker then the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) is the most popular choice.

The Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) allows you to make a living in a designated regional area of Australia.

With the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491), you can:

  • Stay in Australia for 5 years
  • Work and study in any designated regional area of Australia
  • Travel in and out of Australia as many times, until visa lasts

Which are the most popular permanent visas in Australia?

The most popular visa types for obtaining permanent residency in Australia are: 

  • Work-stream permanent visa
  • Family-stream permanent visa
  • Business or Investor-stream permanent visa
  • Work-stream permanent visa:

This category is for those applicants who have been sponsored by an Australian employer to work in Australia or who have a skill set that is useful for Australia.

The Australian labor market thrives on this visa category.

  •  Family-stream permanent visa:

This category is for those applicants who are:

  1. Partners
  2. Children
  3. Parents
  4. Dependant relatives

Of any individual who is an:

  1. Australian citizen
  2. Australian permanent resident
  3. Eligible New Zealand citizen

This category is also for those children who are being adopted or are in the process of being adopted outside of Australia.

Carers who have been approved to give long-term care to a relative can also apply.

  • Business or Investor-stream permanent visa:
    This category is for those applicants who wish to:
  1. Own and manage a business in Australia
  2. Conduct business and investment activity in Australia
  3. Undertake an entrepreneurial activity in Australia.

What other pathways do we have for obtaining an Australian PR visa?

If the primary options do not suit your profile then you can opt for one of the following pathways for an Australia PR visa:

  • Retirement visa
  • Former resident visa
  • Distinguished Talent visas
  • Refugee and humanitarian visas

Click here to learn more about these visa options.

As an Australian permanent resident, can you apply for work in Australia?

Yes. As an Australian permanent resident, you will be eligible to apply for work.

You will also be eligible for the following benefits as a permanent resident:

  • Stay in Australia permanently/indefinitely.
  • Study in any Australian institution
  • Enroll in Australia’s healthcare system, “Medicare.”
  • Sponsor your family members or other relatives to come to Australia
  • Travel in or outside of Australia for 5 years, post which you need to hold the Resident Return (RRV) visa (subclass 155 or 157) to re-enter Australia as a permanent resident
  • Become eligible for Australian citizenship

What are the new rules during the coronavirus pandemic for migrating to Australia?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Australian Immigration Department has imposed some restrictions on traveling and flouted some new rules and regulations.

To be eligible to travel in during this pandemic to Australia, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen
  • An Australian permanent resident
  • An immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • A New Zealand resident who usually resides in Australia (and his family members)
  • A diplomat accredited to Australia holding the Subclass 995 visa
  • A traveler transiting to Australia for 72 hours or less
  • Airline crew
  • Maritime crew (including marine pilots)
  • Employed under the Government approved Seasonal Worker Program or Pacific Labour Scheme
  • A Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa holder
  • If you are not eligible under any of the above categories, then you can file for an exemption.

Click here for more information on the travel restrictions.

Can I bring my spouse and children with me if I hold the Australian PR visa?

Yes, you can. You can bring your dependant family members or other relatives if you hold the Australian PR visa or with almost all the Australian immigration visa programs.

If you do not find specific information, then please talk to our experts at Kansas as bringing relatives can be a complicated process. Click here to connect right now.

What are the benefits of an Australian permanent residency visa?

If you hold an Australian PR visa, then you can:

  • Stay in Australia permanently/indefinitely.
  • Work and study in any Australian institution
  • Enroll in Australia’s healthcare system, “Medicare.”
  • Sponsor your family members or other relatives to come to Australia
  • Travel in or outside of Australia for 5 years, post which you need to hold the Resident Return (RRV) visa (subclass 155 or 157) to re-enter Australia as a permanent resident
  • Become eligible for Australian citizenship

Conclusion:

Here’s why you should move to Australia now:

  • Australia is massive
  • The changing weather
  • Excellent healthcare system
  • Left-hand drive/walk
  • Australia is expensive

Topics: Australia, Immigration

K Nagaraju
K Nagaraju

Nagaraj is a veteran in processing Canada visas. He proves as the best professional to handle all PR visa process.

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