We’re guessing that you clicked on this article today because your gut has been telling you that it is time to move on to something new and different. Immigrating to Australia, perhaps. Or maybe your gut is just telling you that you’re hungry. Either way, if you are already here, these are the 5 steps towards Australian permanent residency:
- Receive a job offer
Australia has high demand for skilled workers all over the country, especially in the engineering, medical, agricultural, IT and technology fields. Find out whether your job is listed in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and start sending out those resumes. A job offer will significantly increase your chances of receiving an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for an Australian work visa.
- Find a home
This can either be one of the easiest picks or one of the hardest, because Australia is huge. Australia has six states (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia), 3 internal territories (the Australian Capital Territory, the Jervis Bay Territory and the Northern Territory) and 7 external territories (Ashmore and Cartier Islands, the Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island (yes, this exists!), the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Coral Sea Islands, Heard Island, McDonald Islands and Norfolk Island. Each place has its own unique characteristics, so you will surely find a place you will feel right at home.
- Apply for an Invitation To Apply (ITA)
Meet the main eligibility criteria for the visa you would like to apply for in order to be eligible for an ITA. Once you receive your invitation, you will be able to start the application process for your visa.
- Apply for your Australian visa
Staying focused and organized are key to preparing and submitting a successful visa application. Make sure that you have gathered every required document, met every requirement and that every ‘i’ is dotted correctly. A misplaced document or a small wrong detail can lead to an application refusal.
- Settle in your new home
Once your visa application is selected by the Australian government, you will be invited to apply for permanent residency. At this point you can finally start settling into your new home in Australia. Career opportunities, social benefits, new communities and plenty of new experiences await!
Still have questions? Not sure how to get started?
Contact our immigration team at UIS Australia. UIS Australia’s team of immigration experts will evaluate your eligibility for an Australian permanent residency visa, provide professional consultation and guidance, and ensure your visa application is submitted successfully. Click below to get started.