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FAQ – Australia Immigration

FAQ – Australia Immigration

16 December 2021 | Australia, Immigration


What is the minimum age for applying for PR in Australia?

The applicant should not be more than 45 years of age to apply for PR. 

What is the fastest way to get PR in Australia?

Global Talent Independent program is the fastest way of getting permanent residency in Australia. It aims at attracting highly-skilled professionals to live and work in Australia permanently. 


How can I increase my chances of getting PR in Australia?

  • Complete a Professional Year Programme (PYP)
  • Get a Higher Qualification
  • Reside in Australia
  • Fulfill GSM Requirements
  • Pursue your Education in a Regional Area
  • Get valuable work experience
  • Polish your English Language Skills


What is SkillSelect

Skilled workers and business people can be considered for a skilled visa by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. An EOI is not a visa application but only indicates that you would like to be considered for a skilled visa.

What is the easiest way to migrate to Australia?

The new ‘491 visa’ or Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visa could be one of the easiest immigration options to migrate to Australia.

Is immigration to Australia possible without a job offer?

Yes, if you are applying through the Skill Independent Visa Subclass 189 you can immigrate even though you do not have a prior job offer in hand. Also, you need not even have a nomination/sponsorship from any Australian employer or territory to immigrate.

How are the points calculated for PR eligibility?

Points Requirement: Points determine your eligibility for a PR visa You must score at least 65 points under the Points Grid. The below table describes the different criteria for scoring points:



Maximum Points
Age (25-32 years)


English proficiency (8 bands)


Work Experience outside Australia (8-10 years)


Work Experience in Australia (8-10 years)


Education (outside Australia) – Doctorate degree


Niche skills such as Doctorate or master’s degree by research in Australia


Study in a regional area


Accredited in community language


Professional year in a skilled program in Australia


State sponsorship (190 visa)


Skilled spouse or de facto partner (Age, Skills & English language requirements to be met)


Spouse or de facto partner with ‘competent English’ (No need to meet Skills requirement or age factor)


Applicants without a spouse or de facto partner or where a spouse is an Australian citizen or PR holder


Relative or regional sponsorship (491 visa)



What is the minimum eligibility points requirement for a PR visa?

65 points are the minimum points required to be eligible for a PR visa. Scores ranging from 80 to 85 points can make you eligible for a quicker PR invitation to apply.

How can language proficiency be proved to be eligible for PR?

A score of 8 bands in the IELTS exam can give you a maximum of 20 points. Australian immigration authorities allow applicants to take any of the English proficiency tests like IELTS, PTE, TOEFL etc.

How are spouse applications processed?

If your spouse is also an applicant for the PR visa, you will get additional points to your Skill Select Expression of Interest. But to avail these additional 10 points, your spouse must meet the following requirements:

  • Should be less than 45 years of age
  • Should have the basic competent level scores in English
  • Job occupation code should appear in the same occupation list as the primary applicant list


How long does it take to get a permanent residence visa to immigrate to Australia?

Processing of each application varies and the processing times largely depend on the type of visa being applied for. For the most recent guidelines for Australian visa processing times, see Global visa and citizenship processing times on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

How can I prepare my application for immigration to Australia and make sure that everything is correct before applying?

You should get the guidance of an Australian Registered immigration consultancy like MilkyWay Consultants to get everything right in your Visa application.

Can the immigration authorities refuse my application?

Yes. The application can be refused or delayed due to technical errors on the application. Many applicants are not aware of how strictly the immigration regulations are enforced and often end up submitting the wrong supporting documentation. Hence consider seeking the professional guidance and independent advice of a MARA Registered Migration Agent like MilkyWay Immigration Consultants before lodging an application. We can help you find the best way through the complexities of immigration effectively. Contact us today.


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