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Australia PR : A Step-by-Step Process To Apply  in 2024

The permanent visa for Australia is the dream of many. But it is not easy to get one, even with good credentials in hand.

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For most people, getting a job offer from an Australian company and then applying for a work visa or PR are the only ways they can move to Australia. If you don’t have any friends or family in Australia who can sponsor your application, this method will be hard as well.

This guide (and our services) will help you to navigate through the difficult process of Australia.

What is Australia PR Visa?


The Permanent residency for Australia allows you to work and settle in Australia for a period of 5 years. You can change the status to a citizen after 4years of formal work.

The PR visa for Australia also allows you to move along with family.

What are the benefits of having a permanent residency in Australia?

The benefits of Permanent resident visa of Australia are:

  • Freedom to live work and settle in any part of the country
  • Official permission for the family members to accompany
  • Free education for children up to a certain age
  • Eligibility to sponsor relatives for permanent residential status
  • Work and health benefits for self and family

What is the eligibility for Australian PR in 2024?

To qualify for an Australian Permanent residency, you need to meet below requirements:

01 | Points Requirement
02 | Age
03 | Language Proficiency
04 | Nominated Occupation
05 | Skills Assessment
06 | Medical status


What is the cost for an Australian PR? (2024)

The fees for Australian Permanent residency is :

  • Primary applicant: $4115 Australian dollars or 2,20,825 Indian rupees.
  • Dependent above 18 years (spouse): $2055 Australian dollar or 110298 Indian Rupees.
  • Dependent below 18 years (children): $1030 Australian dollars or 55283  Indian rupees.

What is the point system in Australia?

For each candidate who has applied for the PR visa of Australia, they are evaluated based on certain criteria like age, proficiency in English, qualification, work experience, etc. You shall be allotted points on these.

You need at least 65 points to qualify.

How to apply for Australian PR?


To apply for Australia Permanent Resident visa, you need first check your eligibility. You need to score 65 points to qualify for the process.

Once your qualification for the PR visa is confirmed, you need to apply for skill assessment. The skill assessment is conducted by a designated authority. This should be followed by the submission of your application online.

The online pool system is called "Expression of Interest." Within 60 days of acceptance of your application, you need to submit the required documents to DIBP. Upon successful verification on documentation, you will be granted a visa.

What is the process of applying for an Australian Permanent residency visa?

To apply for Australia immigration, you can follow the below steps

  • Step 1: Check your eligibility
  • Step 2: Apply for migration skill assessment through the designated authority
  • Step 3: Submit Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Step 4: Within 60 days of acceptance of your EOI, you have to apply for your visa online with all the required documents.

What is the processing time of Australia Permanent residency?

There are various stages in Australia PR process. And each stage has a different processing time structured.

Below is a tentative timeline for General skilled migration:


  1. Skill Assessment: 45 days to 60 days 
    In skill assessment, you need to get your education and work experience assessed. This has to be done under the help of a designated skill assessment body.
  2. Expression of Interest: Depends on your score
    There is no standard timelines to clear this stage. The processing time completely depends on your score. In this stage, you need to lodge the application online. This stage is called Skill select. 
  3. Visa Application Submission: 60 days post Invitation to Apply is received
    After you receive ITA, you must submit your final visa application to the DIBP
  4. Visa Approval: After submitting the required documents, the DIBP follows thorough research. Once, they get satisfied with your details; you will have your visa grant. This usually takes a period of 3 – 5 months.

How to get PR in Australia?

The step by step process to get Australian Permanent Residency are:

  • Check your eligibility. You need to score at least 65points.
  • Choose the right skills assessing body for 1st step application of the Australian process.
  • Post successful assessment of your education and work experience, apply for “skill select (pool system)”.
  • Based on your score, you will receive an “Invitation to Apply”(ITA) for the last stage.
  • Apply with DIBP for the final stage of the process within 60days after receiving ITA.
  • Once you submit your medicals and PCC, your visa will be approved.

What are the key requirements of Australia permanent residency?

An Indian citizen can apply for Australian Permanent residency. If you are a skilled professional, matching all the requirements mentioned above and has obtained at least 65 points in the Australia Point Calculation System and show sufficient settlement funds as a proof of the ability to sustain themselves and their family in Australia.

Here are some key requirements for Indian citizens to migrate to Australia.

  • Educational certificates
  • English language proficiency
  • Work experience certificates (if applicable)
  • Travel documents (passports, permission to migrate from relevant authorities)
  • Medical and police verification certificates
  • Proof of settlement funds (bonds, bank accounts, cash, shares etc.)

What is the overall fee of getting a permanent resident visa of Australia from India?

The total expected fee for Australian PR visa from India is around INR 300,000/- to INR 400,000/- depending on the number of family members.

Here is the breakup of the cost.

Government Visa Processing Fees for Primary, Secondary and Child applicants
  • 190,617/$3757.23AUD for primary applicant
  • 95,181/$1876.10AUD for secondary applicant (if applicable)
  •  47,717/$940.54 AUD for each child applicants (if applicable)
Skill Assessment (may vary according to authority and occupational fees)
  • 15,141/$298.44AUD to 47,948/$945.10AUD
English Language Assessment
  • 12,650/$249.34 AUD
State Sponsorship (If applicable)
  • 15,141/$298.44AUD
Medical Test Fees
  • 1500/$29.57AUD-5000/$98.55 AUD
Visa Label Fees
  • 3,535/$69.68 AUD

What is the Australian PR Visa Categories which Indian Citizens can choose?

There are many ways for you to apply for Australia PR card.

You need to choose the appropriate program based on your eligibility and requirement. 

  • Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189): This is a proper PR visa of Australia. It's a 5years visa and can be converted into a citizenship.
  • Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190): This is a visa category for skilled workers who get the nomination from an Australian state/Territory. It is very much required for you to prove your occupation listed in the Skilled Occupation List. You can apply for any sector within the nominated state or territory.
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491 ): This program was introduced to meet the skill requirement in regional areas of Australia. You should be able to meet the skill requirement and obtain sponsorship or nomination from either state or territory. This visa grants you to live in the country for 4 years.

How can I apply for PR in Australia from India?

The steps required to get an Australian permanent residence visa are:

  • Step 1: Select your occupation from the Skilled Occupation List(SOL).
  • Step 2: Need to qualify for the Australia Points Calculator.
  • Step 3: Lodge your Expression of Interest (EOI) through Skill select.
  • Step 4: Obtain your Invitation to Apply.
  • Step 5: Submit your PR Application.
  • Step 6: Police and Medical Clearance Certificates.
  • Step 7: Get your Visa Grant.

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