The process for obtaining Permanent Residency (PR) in Australia varies depending on the visa category you are applying through. However, here are some general steps you can expect in the PR process:
Determine if you are eligible to apply for PR in Australia through a specific visa category.
Choose a visa category:
Based on your eligibility, choose a visa category that best suits your profile. Some popular visa categories include the Skilled Independent Visa, the Employer Sponsored Visa, and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.
Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI):
If you are eligible for the Skill Select program, you will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) outlining your skills and qualifications.
Receive an invitation:
If your EOI is selected, you will receive an invitation to apply for PR.
Prepare and submit an application:
Gather all required documentation and information, and submit your application.
Medical examination and security clearance:
If required, undergo a medical examination and complete security and background checks.
Wait for a decision on your application, which may take several months.
Note: that the process and requirements may change over time, so it's important to check the most up-to-date information from the Department of Home Affairs website.