Permanent residency can be granted from a range of different visas, whether work, family or skilled. A permanent resident has the ability to live, work, and study without restriction in Australia, indefinitely. There still is a significant difference between a permanent resident and a citizen.
One significant difference is that a citizen does not need to ensure they have a permanent visa if they have been outside of Australia. This is because if permanent residents travel internationally, they need to ensure they have a valid travel authority if they wish to return to Australia as a permanent resident. They need to ensure they meet the ‘Resident Return Visa’ criteria.
Speak to our experienced lawyers/agents today to discuss how you can achieve the benefit of becoming a Permanent Resident and/or Citizen.