PR stands for Permanent residency which is a step to getting citizenship of a country. The PR holders are regarded almost equivalent to the citizens of a country with exception to some rights and gaining employment in certain areas. It is also important to meet some pre-defined conditions in the country of your stay. One should not remain absent from country beyond the permitted period Many countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore are offering permanent residency visas. This is the reason they are one of the most sought after countries in the world for working and education.
Australia offers direct PR status to migrants under skilled migration in independent class, provincial nomination and employer sponsorship schemes. The migrants have access to an unrestricted travel inside the country as well freedom to depart from and arrive in country, for an unrestricted number or travels for a period of 5 years.
Canada gives the migrants an opportunity to apply for permanent residence status. Once the application of any applicant is approved under federal or state sponsorship program they receive an invitation to apply for the final Permanent Residency. Total time taken for complete procedure of getting a PR in Canada varies from 6 to 12 months on an average.
People entering New Zealand get a direct access to PR status under skilled migration class – SMC. Here migrants can file for citizenship after fulfilling specifications connected with minimum residence period and other class connected pre conditions.
UK ILR or document of PR can be only obtained after completion of 5 years period under provisional residential visa under Tier 1 and Tier 2. There are other connected pre requisites also.
If you wish to get PR status in special administrative region of Hong Kong you must reside in this state for a minimum tenure of 7 years. The period of residence taken into consideration for calculation of eligibility for PR is ordinary residence that includes absence of migrant from country for temporary period. Our experts who themselves are settled in countries like Canada and Australia provide guidance on permanent residence. For more details please feel free to contact us.