People can become a permanent resident of Australia in different ways.
Three common ways of becoming a permanent resident are through gaining:
- a family-stream permanent visa
- a work-stream permanent visa
- business or investor-stream permanent visa
Check that you meet the criteria before you apply. If your visa has a “no further stay” condition attached, you cannot stay in Australia beyond the period specified in your visa in order to apply for permanent residency.
Family-stream permanent residence visas
These are for:
Work-stream permanent residence visas
These are for workers who have an Australian employer sponsoring them to work in Australia, or have skills that Australia values.
Business or investment-stream permanent residence visas
These are for business investors willing to carry out a business venture in Australia.