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Permanent Residency Visa Requirements
The 189 visa if often thought of as the first step towards Citizenship and Dual Nationality, a process which can start after being in country for four years.
This means that whilst with the 189 holders can live and work anywhere they choose from the start, the 190 means that you should live and work in the State which offers you the visa for a period of two years. After this time you are of course free to live and work anywhere in Australia that you choose.
Both of these visas are initially valid for a period of five years during which time it is expected that you will have enough cumulative years in country top qualify for Citizenship. If you don’t then the visa can be renewed for a further five years during which time you will be expected to have applied for Citizenship.
Which Australia Visa you end up with from the two Permanent Residency Visa classes often depends on a mixture of your points score and occupation.
Subclass 489 Visa
This visa is different to the Permanent residency subclasses in that it is valid for an initial four years, with the holders being required to live and work in a regional area. Providing the criteria of the visa is fulfilled it can then switch into Permanent Residency. The 489 Visa is a good option for those who maybe don’t have enough points for a 189 or 190 visa.
Subclass 186 Visa
After two years working on the 457 visa you can apply for the 189 Permanent ENS. To get this visa there are certain criteria that must be met including minimum salary requirements and a good conduct record in Australia.
Partner Visa Australia
The main partner Visa Classes are
Fiancé Visa– Subclass 300
Partner outside Australia – Subclass 309/100
Partner inside Australia – Subclass 820/801
The partner visa is a little bit more technical and so we’ve gone into more detail on our Partner Visas Explained page.
Australia Student Visa
Again, there are lots and lots of Student Visa pathways that can also end up in Permanent residency and we’ve got a great page all about Student Visas. It’s important to remember that student Visas are not just available to young people. Many older people use the opportunity to study in Australia as both a worthwhile professional experience and the first step on their immigration pathway.
For further information on which Australia visa is right for you and your family check out Let’s Go! Global, the loveliest brand in Australian Migration.