What is an Australian Visa?

An Australian visa details the legal status a person's purpose in entering Australia. Benefits, rights and privileges depend on the type of visa held.

Singaporeans, along with citizens of most other countries need to obtain a visa to enter Australia.

If you are holding a Permanent Visa, you will be considered as an Australian Permanent Resident (PR) that would live, work and study in Australia without restriction. A permanent resident has most of the rights and entitlements of an Australian citizen, except that a PR cannot vote and hold a position in the government (in most cases) and military.

How to apply for Australian Visa?

There are different Australian visas and NTRUST specialises in permanent residency applications.

  • Skilled Visa
  • Work Visa
  • Family Visa (Partner, Parent, Child, Relative, Carer)
  • Business Visa
  • Resident Return Visa (PR Renewal)
  • Student Visa
  • Guardian Visa

Categorized as Temporary, Provisional or Permanent, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) grants all of these. It is very important to keep in mind that the process of applying for permanent visa is much more complex compared to simply applying for a tourist visa. The outcome of a permanent visa application will depend on the applicant's eligibility and the manner in which the application is handled.

Take note that there are hundreds of visa subclasses each with its own score program. If you plan to apply for one, you need to ask yourself these questions: "Am I really eligible? What is the best visa for my current qualifications?" If you have already applied, what have you done? Are you certain you have not supplied information which may run contrary to your eligibility criteria?

Whether your intention is just to work or permanently settle in Australia, let NTRUST ensure your expectations will not be mismatched. Let us know your concerns and get advice from our immigration professionals for may be one of the most important decisions in your lifetime!