How to Apply Australia PR from India

Australia is a popular destination to migrate from India. Many immigrants aspire for permanent settlement on this beautiful island for an adjustable lifestyle, versatile culture, quality education, and promising careers. If you are hoping for the same, we will help you apply for Australian PR through various immigration options. You will learn the whole Australia PR process streamlined simply for better understanding. We will also discuss the eligibility criteria and documentation applicable in general to all PR streams. Interested candidates can consult our immigration lawyers for further guidance. Let’s study different Australian PR pathways and start your most awaited journey to Australia.


Before starting, let’s explore a few benefits of having PR in Australia

  • PR holders will have full rights to live, work, and study anywhere in Australia

  • Permanent residents in Australia can sponsor their eligible family members

  • Free education for children

  • Enjoy healthcare and social benefits

  • Apply for Australian Citizenship on meeting specific eligibility

  • A PR holder has almost the same rights as an Australian citizen.

Australia PR Streams to apply from India

There are more than 30 visa categories for Indians leading to permanent residency. Each of them is divided into three major streams. Here, we have listed the options available to apply from India.

Family-stream permanent visa

  • Subclass 309 and 100 (Partner visa)

  • Subclass 115 (Remaining Relative visa)

  • Subclass 103 (Parent VISA)

  • Subclass 117 (Orphan Relative visa)

  • Subclass 143 (Contributory Parent visa)

  • Subclass 101 (Child visa)

  • Subclass 116 (Carer visa)

  • Subclass 102 (Adoption visa)

  • Subclass 114 (Aged Dependent Relative visa)

Work-stream permanent visa

  • Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme visa, Direct Entry stream)

  • Subclass 189 (Skilled independent visa)

  • Subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated visa)

  • Subclass 887 (Skilled Regional visa)

  • Subclass 191 (Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa)

  • Subclass 187 (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa, Direct entry stream)

Business or investor-stream permanent visa

  • Subclass 890 (Business visa, must hold eligible visa)

  • Subclass 891 (investor visa, must hold eligible visa)

General Requirements to apply for Australian PR

The Australian Department of Home Affairs states that applicants must meet the following requirements based on general PR procedure.

  • Applicants must be below 45 years of age under skilled based permanent migration.

  • Must have English proficiency as per the PR VISA categories.

  • Applicants must prove their good health and character with certificates.

  • Applicants applying under work-stream categories must have at least 65 points under point-based criteria.

  • Also, applicants may need to submit a skill assessment report to officials, which is mandatory for some PR-based skilled visas.

  • Further, occupations that applicants choose to apply for a PR VISA must be under the Skilled Occupations List.

  • Applicants applying under the family stream must have their child or spouse as Australian PR or citizens.

  • Lastly, business or investor PR visa applicants must hold an eligible Australian visa.

How to Apply - Step-by-Step Process

The process of obtaining an Australia PR visa must be a step-by-step process. Let’s study it and have the complete knowledge.

Step 1 - Meet Eligibility Criteria

First, one must check the eligibility for a particular PR VISA. Different streams have different conditions. So, learn about all those requirements at the Australian Department of Home Affairs or talk to immigration experts at Western Overseas. In this step, you will know which PR visa category will suit you best as per your skills, education, and work experience. Also, interested candidates for family-based or business-based immigration will be able to know the essential criteria to apply for permanent residency. Be attentive when pre-evaluating your profile and consider all measurements to choose the right immigration path to Australia.

Step 2 - Choose the category and prepare the required documents

After a complete profile evaluation, choosing the PR pathway is your call. We can help you make the right decision. Feel free to consult us! Once you select a visa category, the next thing is to gather all documents asked by the immigration officials. Here, we listed below general documentation. Additional documents may be asked to submit as per the particular visa category.

  • Application form

  • Original Passport with minimum one-year validity

  • Birth certificate

  • Marriage certificate

  • Health certificate

  • PCC (Police clearance certificate)

  • Additional certificates required are

    • Skill assessment report, nomination document issued by an Australian employer, English language proficiency proof, work history, and educational certificates for work-based immigration

    • Proof of genuine relationship, sponsorship statement, Assurance of Support (AoS) for family-based immigration

    • Invitation letter from host company and registration details for business-based immigration

Step 3 - Lodge the application

Once you collect and receive the documents, submit your application. Be careful while filling out the PR application form and uploading documents. A minor mistake can ruin your hard work. If necessary, take experts’ help to lodge the file. This way, you can be assured of the successful submission of the PR application.

Step 4 - VISA decision

After submitting your file for PR in Australia, it’s time to wait for the decision. PR processing time depends upon the category you apply for. On average, it takes around 8 to 9 months to process the file. For more details, please visit Western Overseas.

How do we assist in PR immigration?

Western Overseas is a leading international brand, having more than 15 branches across India and overseas. We have a dedicated team of immigration lawyers and certified visa consultants in different VISA categories. Thousands of immigrants from India who took VISA services from us for Australian PR are happily living in Australia. We are the trusted source of visa information. Our professional approach to assisting candidates for PR immigration in Australia includes the following:

1. Pre-Evaluation of profile - We start with evaluating candidates’ profiles for the right PR category. Our experts use their experience and knowledge to fetch the right option for you.

2. Skill Assessment - We also provide skill assessment facilities to our clients. Our professional team uses the latest tools to examine the required skills and experience mandatory for skilled migration programs in Australia.

3. Assistance for documentation and file lodgement - Candidates will have full service from our team in arranging required documents. Also, we help you lodge the application successfully and monitor the status timely.

4. Pre-departure services - You can also rely on us for pre-departure services, including air ticketing, travel arrangements, accommodation in Australia, and more.

Start your Australian immigration journey with us and reach your destination.