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Permanent residency is a person’s resident status in a country of which they are not citizens.

✓ This is usually for a permanent period; a person with such status is known as a permanent resident.

✓ In the United States, such a person is officially referred to as a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR).

✓ Permanent residency itself is distinct from the right of abode, which waives immigration control for such persons.

✓ Persons having permanent residency still require immigration control if they do not have right of abode.

✓ A right of abode automatically grants people permanent residency. This status also gives work permit in most cases.

Permanent Residency in CANADA:

Permanent residency in Canada is a status granting someone who is not a Canadian citizen the right to live and work in Canada without any time limit on their stay.

  • To become a permanent resident a foreign national must apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), formerly known as Citizenship and Immigration Canada, under one of several programs.

Categories for foreigners who have the following include:

  • Family members in Canada.
  • A job offer from a Canadian employer.
  • Skills and work experience that are in demand in Canada.
  • The intention to make a guaranteed investment with a Canadian bank.
  • The intention to start or invest in a business in Canada.
  • A skill or trade which they intend to practice as a self-employed individual.
  • Once an application is submitted and approved and the foreign national obtains their Canada permanent resident visa, they can immigrate to Canada and will have many of the same rights as Canadian citizens.


Permanent Residency in Australia:

Find the right visa for you;

  • There are more than 40 Australian Migrant visas which allow you to work and live in Australia permanently.
  • Here’s a quick look at some popular migrant visa categories:

✓ Family-Based Permanent Residency

✓ If you have an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident family member, you may be eligible to immigrate to Australia. Migrant visas are available for:

  • Partners
  • Fiancé(e)s
  • Children
  • Dependent relatives
  • Work-Based Permanent Residency

There are numerous paths to Australian permanent residency through the worker category. The migrant worker categories are:

✓ Employer Sponsored Workers: When an Australian employer sponsors a foreign national work in Australia.

✓ General Skilled Migration: For people that are not sponsored by Australian employers but possess a skill valued in Australia.

✓ Skill Select: For workers possessing certain skills that Australia is in need of.

✓ Doctors and Nurses: Permanent residency is available to doctors and nurses on a need-only basis.


  • If you’ve been a resident visa holder for 2 years or one and can show a commitment to living in New Zealand you can apply for a Permanent Resident Visa.
  • Once granted, you can live and work in New Zealand permanently and come and go from New Zealand without travel conditions.
  • With this, vi,so you can: Live, work, and study in New Zealand.
  • Travel to and from New Zealand any time you like.
  • Include your partner, and dependent children aged 24 and under, in your visa application – if you included them in your original residence application.

Things To Know:

✓ If you want to travel, your Permanent Resident Visa will need to be in a valid passport.

✓ You may need to apply to transfer your permanent resident visa to a new passport.

✓ Non-principal applicants can’t apply for permanent residence before the principal applicant unless a non-principal exception applies.

✓ If we’re unable to grant you a Permanent Resident Visa, we may be able to offer you another resident visa or a variation of your resident visa travel conditions.

✓ This would give you more time to travel to and from New Zealand as a resident.

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