Australian Permanent Residency and Citizenship

Australian permanent resident and Citizenship are two different things. A permanent resident can live, work and study without restriction in Australia. Want to know the key differences, the privileges and responsibilities of being an Australian citizen?

Permanent residency visa

An Australian permanent resident is someone who has a permanent visa but he is not a citizen of Australia. A permanent resident can live, work and study without any restriction in Australia. A permanent resident can travel to other countries as well but they have  to ensure that  they have a Australian permanent visa with a valid travel authority and  they can return to Australia as a permanent resident.

Applying for a permanent residency visa

If applicant wants to apply for permanent residency, there are a number of requirements they need to meet. They can make an application on humanitarian grounds, as a migrant, or part of a family unit.

Australian citizenship

Australian citizen means you are making an ongoing commitment to Australia and everything Australia stands for. Making Australia a permanent residency is the dream of many of  migrants because it comes with many opportunities and benefits. Once the investor has been a resident of Australia for at least four years, the investor can apply for Australian citizenship through a legal process called naturalization. To apply for the Australian citizenship, the applicant must have good moral character must have not had spent a year outside of Australia in the previous four years, have  basic speaking English language.

Benefits of Australian Citizenship

Australian citizenship have so many advantages and  benefits. When the investor’s application is approved, the investor can immediately receive the country’s passport which guarantees its holder to travel – visa-free – to more than 160 countries including the United States ,UK, Singapore, Spain, Italy, Greece and Germany. The citizenship of Australia also give  the right to vote in elections at all levels of government and gives the right to seek parliamentary positions.


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