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How can I apply for Permanent Residency in Australia?

To become a Permanent Resident in Australia, you must apply for a permanent visa. The type of visa you apply for will depend on your circumstances. We are experts in finding the best visa for our clients’ needs.

Often you have to apply for a temporary visa as your first step. The most common way of gaining permanent residency is through family stream visas, work stream visas or business/investment stream visas. Many people are living in Australia when they apply for their permanent visa and have lived here for a few years. However, there are direct entry pathways where you can arrive in Australia as a permanent resident. Contact us and we will provide more information directly related to your circumstances.

As a permanent resident of Australia, you can travel in and out of Australia as often as you want for the first 5 years from your visa grant date. However, after that date if you leave you need a Resident Return visa to be able to return to Australia. As a permanent resident of Australia, you should always update the department if you have to replace your passport, because your passport details will be entered into the system, under the passport you used for the visa grant. This could cause problems when travelling, and you may not be allowed to board an aircraft or enter a country.

Family stream visas are for immediate family members. You must be settled in Australia and be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to sponsor a family member. This can sometimes include children but there are strict restrictions about their age and their dependency on their parents.

If you have been thinking about becoming a permanent resident of Australia, contact us or complete the assessment survey at It is a wonderful journey, and we would love to be able to step you through it. Contact:

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