Applying for a PR Visa?
The following countries currently offer migration:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
Immigration rules keep changing & new options are available frequently. If the country of your choice is not on the list above, please E-mail us& we will evaluate you for that country.
There are many types of permanent residency options.
Listed below are the popular ones. Most options offer a long term visa for the applicant, his spouse and children. The visa can be converted to citizenship in most cases. Free Education for children, healthcare & retirement benefits & visa free travel are some of the reasons people choose to immigrate.
- Points Based
- Most people below the age of 51 years old, with an occupation (listed on each country’s list), 2+ years of work experience & good English / French are eligible for this
- It is the most popular way of settling overseas
State/Territory/Province Sponsored Immigration
- Similar to skilled immigration
- Occupation must be listed on the state list
- Long term visa converted to PR & citizenship
Employer based immigration
- Very popular option for most countries
- Candidates who find a full time job & an employer overseas are eligible for this visa
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- Some countries offer permanent residency anyone who has a parent, brother, sister, uncle, aunt or first cousin overseas
- The sponsoring relative needs to be an citizen or a permanent resident of that country
- Many countries offer a temporary or PR visa in exchange for an investment
- Investment amounts can range from $50,000 to $500,000 or more
What do you mean by PR?
PR stands for Permanent Residency and refers to the resident status of a person which is usually permanent. Hence the name.
A permanent resident is not a citizen.
Anyone who holds the PR for any country will be the citizen of the country that he holds the passport of. Both cannot be the same.
What is the difference between permanent residency and citizenship?
A permanent resident is a person who has been granted the right to live in a country by the government of that country.
In the U.S., a permanent resident will be given a “Green Card”, a photo ID as a proof of their status. Incidentally, the photo ID issued to immigrants in the U.S. got its name from actually being green in colour from 1946 to 1964.
Usually, citizenship is by birth or by naturalization.
As an immigrant, you will have to get the PR before you can think of applying for citizenship. An immigrant cannot directly apply for citizenship in the country that he is living in.
There is a broad demarcation between the two, as both permanent residents and people enjoy a great deal of independence over other immigrants and visa holders. The most notable distinctions are:
1. Citizens can exercise their voting rights, but there are no voting rights for permanent residents.
2. Permanent residents should have the passport of their originating country, but citizens are legitimate passport holders.
3. Citizens cannot be deported but permanent residents can be deported to their native country under certain circumstances.
4. A citizen can run for election, permanent residents can’t.
5. Citizens are not bound by a visa quota to bring in their family members to the adopted country but permanent residents have certain restrictions in this regard.
Why permanent residency?
We live in a borderless world. Many choose to study and work overseas, requiring a visa. Visas for study and work are issued for a limited time and have to be renewed, which can be quite a hassle. PR is a better option in such cases.
With PR, you can stay on in the country permanently, while retaining your own citizenship. PR holders get many rights equal to that of the citizens, except the right to vote or applying for positions under the government.
Having residency status legally grants you permission to live in the country for a specified period of time. That means you are a legal inhabitant in the country. The status of permanent resident gives you the right to stay indefinitely. That said, permanent residents have quite a few limitations compared to U.S. citizens. All permanent residents, after a certain duration of time are eligible to apply for citizenship.
Which country gives easy PR for Indian?
For Indians looking to migrate to other countries, Canada is a top destination. The Permanent Residency (PR) option is the most popular way for Indians to migrate to Canada. Out of the record 341,000 immigrants who arrived in Canada in 2019, 25 percent of them belonged to India.
Canada welcomed more than 128,400 immigrants between January and August in 2020 and Indians led the way in getting the highest number of PR visa.
Between January and August of 2020, Canada has welcomed 128,400 immigrants. India remained the leading source country of Canada’s new permanent resident (PR) visa holders.
The tighter immigration rules implemented by the U.S in the past few years have encouraged more Indians to opt for Canada where immigration rules are less rigid. Tech professionals who preferred the U.S in the past now look at Canada to make a career because of the tight regulations on H 1B visas in the U.S.
Canada is an attractive option for students not only for its courses but also for the post-study work options which can pave the way to a PR visa.
There is no doubt that the Canadian PR visa process is easy, and the response time is a maximum of six months. But you can help in the process by taking care to fill your details with care, take a self-assessment to check your qualifications under the points-based system and submit all the required documents on time.
Canada offers various immigration programs through which you can apply for a PR visa, but each program has its individual eligibility requirements and application procedure. Some popular programs for getting the PR visa are
- Express Entry Program
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
- Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)
The Express Entry System is the fastest way to get your PR visa.
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