Essentially, it is a right affixed into your passport granting you the permanent right to live and work in the Australia. You are eligible for state medical care immediately, but must be resident in Australia for two years before qualifying for social welfare assistance (i.e. unemployment benefits). You are not permitted to vote as a permanent resident in Australia. After two years, you can apply for citizenship, entitling you to an Australian passport. Temporary residents (those on student and work visas) are generally not entitled to medical care or social welfare assistance at any time and are generally unable to remain for longer than 4 years. These applicants are recommended to take out private health insurance.
Every application is different and processing times largely depend on the type of visa being applied for. As a general rule however, it takes most applicants for permanent residence visas in Australia 9 to 18 months (including the time required to prepare the application before lodgement) to receive a decision on their visa application. Spousal cases and temporary work visas tend to be a little quicker at 3 to 6 months, while applicants requiring professional registration can take an additional 6 to 12 months to process.
A formal tertiary qualification will definitely aid you if you are below 50 years of age.
Yes, but a lot depends on personal circumstances and the type of visa you apply under.
If they are still under your roof and dependent on you, they will be included on your visa. Married / Independent children will not qualify under your visa.
Yes, A surprisingly large number of applicants are unaware how strictly the immigration regulations are enforced and are often unnecessarily refused or delayed due to technical errors on their application or by submitting the wrong supporting documentation.
Yes, but it is very expensive. It requires extended periods of quarantine abroad and proves to be very traumatic for animals. Most people prefer to consider alternative arrangements like foster homes etc.
If you have a Distinguished Talent and you have an exceptional or outstanding record of achievement in the arts or sport you may apply under this sub class. You must be nominated by an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen or an Australian organization of national reputation in the occupation, profession, or activity in which you have an outstanding talent. Your nominator should complete an application form and include a brief resume of their own standing in the field.
A medical test is standard procedure and you need to pass that. A blood test will be conducted and X-rays of the chest will be taken.
You will need to confirm current prices for a container to ship your furniture over. Major moving companies will give you a free quote. There is also an option of sharing a container.
The Australian Citizenship Act 1948 provides the information regarding the acquisition of Australian citizenship. There are a number of factors which the Australian Government considers before granting Australian Citizenship.
If you're a Permanent Resident of Australia, you can live and work in New Zealand without a visa or work permit. Depending on how long you've been a PR and how long you intend staying in NZ, you may need to get an Australian 5 year Resident Return visa before you go there. Make sure you understand how a PR visa works and its eligibility requirements as your PR will expire if you are out of Australia for too long.
Once the PR is granted to the primary applicant and the accompanying dependent family members, the main applicant can return back to India. This won't affect the social security and employment status of the dependent.
Yes, Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is required for all the applicants including the dependents from the country where one lived for more than a year.
Doctors who wish to practice in Australia must first be registered with the Medical Board in the State or Territory where they intend to practice. Doctors can apply for either a temporary or permanent visa. For immigration purposes, doctors seeking permanent residency in Australia must hold full medical registration. After the visa is granted, doctors must apply to Medicare Australia for a Medicare Provider Number if they will be working in general practice or will be prescribing drugs.
IELTS requirement for Australian Masters is at least a band score of 6.5; however conditional acceptance may be issued with an English course and further extended to Masters.
Dependents can be added at any time before the visa outcome is known, and there are no additional costs involved.
PCC Police clearance certificate is asked by immigration authority to determine whether you are of good character. Immigration authority can ask for police certificates for each country you have lived in for 12 months or more over the last ten (10) years since turning 16. PCC is issued based on the character records of the person. If you have received PCC for company or organization purpose, it wouldn't be a problem to receive the same for immigration. A person will not pass the character test where: If you have a substantial criminal record If you have been convicted of any offence that was committed while in immigration detention, during an escape from immigration detention, during a period where a person escaped from immigration detention, or if the person has been convicted of the offence of escaping from immigration detention.If you have or had an association with an individual, group or organisation suspected of having been, or being, involved in criminal conduct.If on review of past and present criminal conduct, the person is found not to be of good character.If on assessment of past and present general conduct, the person is found to be not of good character.If the Immigration authority find that the person can be a significant risk to country's safety and may engage in criminal conduct in Country, harass, molest, intimidate or in stalking etc.
The total cost depends on type of course, study duration and University you opt for.
An international student is allowed to work 20 hours per week once they commence their studies, during the session and during vacations they can work full time.
It is the permanent right to live and work in Australia that is fixed on the passport. An individual is immediately eligible for state medical care, but must have stayed and resident in Australia for two years prior to qualifying for social welfare assistance such as unemployment benefits. A Permanent Resident is not allowed to vote in Australia. After two years of staying in Australia, he or she can apply for citizenship, giving the right to an Australian passport. Individuals who come to Austalia on temporary visas such as student and work visas are generally not entitled to social welfare assistance or medical care and they are not allowed to stay for more than 4 years. It is suggested that such applicants reach out to private health insurance.

Yes, definitely age is considered. Yet, a lot depends on personal situations and the type of visa you have applied for.

The Australian Citizenship Act 1948 gives the complete information about obtaining citizenship of Australia. There are numerous aspects the Government of Australian considers before granting the citizenship of Australia.

If you are under 50 years of age and have formal tertiary education you can apply for the process of migration.

If they are dependant, they are included on a visa and allowed to visit Australia. However, Indepenadant or Married children do not qualify.

If you are having extraordinary and exceptional talent or outstanding records of performance and achievements in sports or arts you are eligible to apply under that sub class. You must ne nominated by a citizen of Australia, a permanent resident of Australia, a qualified citizen of New Zealand or an organization of Australia of national reputation in the profession, occupation, or activity in which you are having extraordinary talent. The person nominating should fill and complete the application form that includes resume of their own standing in that field.

Every application has a different process and it depends mainly on the type of visa that you have applied for. A a general rule, it takes 9-18 months for most of the PR visa applicants in Australia to receive a decision on their visa application. Temporary work visas and spousal cases take a little quicker time at 3 to 6 months.
Medical health test are standard procedures and you have to pass through the tests. X-rays of the chest and blood tests will be conducted.

If you are a Permanent Resident of Australia, you can work and live in New Zealand without the need of for a work or visa permit.

Doctors who want to practice in Australia must first and foremost have to register with the Medical Board in the State or Territory where they want to practice. Doctors can either apply for permanent or temporary visa. For immigration purposes, doctors who are seeking permanent residency in the Australia have to hold full medical registration. After the visa is granted, doctors have to apply to Medicare Australia for Medicare Provider Number if they are prescribing drugs or working in common practice.
These vary between study programs and levels. Australian Agency will help you identify and satisfy the entry requirements of your chosen course. For each course you will need to meet a minimum English language requirement.

Australia is diverse in its geography and climate. Our country is located in the southern hemisphere. This means Australia's summer starts in December and winter begins in June. Nearly a third of Australia is in the tropics where the average temperatures are in the mid 20 degrees Celsius. The southern areas are in a temperate zone

The cost can be categorized on the basis of level of programs

  • Diploma Programs : AUD 8,000 - AUD 15,000 per year
  • Bachelor’s Degrees: AUD 9,000 - AUD 24,000 per year
  • Master’s Degrees   : AUD 9,000 - AUD 25,000 per year

Australia offers many different lifestyle and activity choices. These vary depending on your choice of university and community.

Both your campus and community will have lots of extra curricula activities on offer. These include music, drama, sports and outdoors activities. Australian Agency can also help you with all travel arrangements to see more of Australia during your down-time.
Yes. Australian Agency has been handling student visas for over a decade. We can guide you through this process to ensure your documentation is complete and correct so your student visa is granted quickly
Student visa holders are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during their study in Australia. The spouses of Masters and PhD students can work unlimited hours
Unsuccessful applications are often due to entry requirements not being met. Australian Agency will help you meet these requirements and advise you on other available study options in your chosen field.
Generally Australian universities have two semesters. The first is from February to June and the second from July to November. This can vary somewhat between universities
Australia's Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) system is often referred to as Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) in other countries.

VTE delivers training that is practical and career-oriented. Courses include: computing, business studies, marketing, tourism and hospitality. VTE is also available in Australian schools.

Yes. You will need to get necessary permission from your university. If you change qualifications you may also need to submit a new student visa application.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the department) will assess student visa applicants who lodge their applications on or after 24 March 2012, with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from a participating university in Australia at Bachelor, Masters or Doctoral degree level as though they were a lower migration risk (similar to the current Assessment Level 1), regardless of their country of origin

Currently, assessment levels serve to align student visa requirements to the immigration risk posed by applicants from a particular country studying in a particular education sector.

Assessment Level 1 represents the lowest immigration risk and Assessment Level 5 the highest. The higher the assessment level, the greater the evidence an applicant is required to demonstrate to support their claims for the grant of a student visa.

Further information about student visa assessment levels can be found on the department's website.

The University is required to report all students on a student visa who fails to pay their fees and whose enrolment is terminated by the University.

If you are unable to pay your fees on time, it is very important that you contact either an International student Advisor or the Fees Office for advice and assistance. The Fees Office may be able to grant you an extension of time to pay fees or put you on a payment plan. It is essential that you pay something to show that you are serious about your fees.

If you fail to make contact with the University and your enrolment is cancelled, your CoE will be cancelled by the University International Quality and Compliance team and this may result in cancellation of your student visa.

If you are experiencing financial problems, you should speak to someone before your enrolment is cancelled

You should not purchase non-refundable tickets or accommodation prior to the grant of a visa. Any such purchases are the sole responsibility of the visa applicant. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection recommends that you lodge your visa application well ahead of your proposed travel date and finalize travel arrangements after visa issue.

The requirement for original documents arises only in case the Australia High commission has requested. Applicants are requested to contact the Agent who can guide you in proper way of setting your documents as per  the Australian High Commission.

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection assesses and decides all visa applications. The VFS Application Centre staff are not employees of the Australian Government and do not have the authority to assess or decide applications.
All applicants for a visa to Australia must meet the health requirement. Whether you are required to undergo a medical examination and/or chest x-ray depends on your age, how long you intend to stay in Australia and your intended activity in Australia.

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