How does Citizenship & Permanent Residency (PR) differ in terms of Immigration to Canada or Australia?

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Canada and Australia both have wonderful setup and policies for immigrants coming to these countries every year. A huge number of immigrants every year immigrate to Australia and Canada and most of them often go on to settle permanently in these countries. Hence, the aspirants of immigration across the world remain curious to know about their immigration process, visa categories, immigration policy and settlement process.

Both Australia and Canada have a few similarities as well; hence, they easily become alternate option for the immigrants as well. A question that bothers most of the immigration aspirant about these countries is the difference between their citizenship and permanent residency status. So, let’s try to find out the key differences between the citizenship and PR in both the countries.

Citizenship

A citizenship of Canada and Australia is the one who holds the passport of the country he lives in and enjoys all the rights, privileges, and benefits allocated to him/her by the government and constitution of the country.

Permanent Residency Status

A permanent resident of Canada and Australia can live in these countries permanently to enjoy most of the rights and privileges similar to a citizen. However, the Permanent Residency is basically a status or visa granted to overseas immigrants with certain conditions that allows them to live, work and study anywhere in Canada or Australia on a permanent basis. As we all know that a permanent resident also enjoys most of rights and privileges like a citizen, however, still there are a few things that differentiate a permanent resident from a citizenship in Australia or Canada.

Things not allowed to a permanent resident of Canada or Australia

Here are the key things that differentiate a permanent resident from a citizen of Australia or Canada.

Australian PR

  • A permanent resident cannot vote or run a political office.
  • The PR visa of an Australian permanent resident is usually valid for travel for up to 5 years. However, if you move outside Australia after five years, you will have to apply for RRV (Resident Return Visa) or Australian citizenship to come back to Australia. The RRV will be valid for travel for next five years.
  • Australian permanent residency status can be revoked and PR visa holder can be deported if convicted of any crime or criminal activity, etc.
  • Permanent residents can’t get an Australian Passport
  • Can’t get employed in certain occupations that require high level of security clearance, i.e. defense forces, public sector, etc.

Canadian PR

Here are the key things that are not allowed to a Canadian PR:

  • A permanent resident cannot vote or run a political office.
  • Canadian permanent residency status can be revoked and PR visa holder can be deported if convicted of any crime or criminal activity, etc.
  • Canadian PR needs to be in Canada 2 out of every 5 years to maintain status
  • Permanent residents can’t get an Canadian Passport
  • Can’t get employed in certain occupations that require high level of security clearance, i.e. defense forces, etc.

However, despite everything the permanent resident still enjoys several social security benefits and rights similar to a citizen, this is the reason that demand of PR status of Canada and Australia is huge among the immigration aspirants across the world.

Looking to apply for Permanent Residency in Canada or Australia? Here is how you can get key support

If you wish to be a permanent resident of Canada or Australia, Visas Avenue immigration can provide you vital support and assistance in immigration process and visa filing. All you need to do is contact the certified Client service manager or immigration specialist at below contact details:

011-48447777, 011-46194650 (Delhi), 080-46668222 (Bangalore), or 040-42467777 (Hyderabad)

Skype Id- visas.avenue or visas.avenue1

You can also send your immigration queries along with your profile details to Visas Avenue immigration expert at email id- info@visasavenue.com. Visas Avenue Immigration is the trusted, popular and certified Immigration and Visa Consultancy Company that help immigrants to apply for work, PR, tourist or student visa in countries, i.e. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, etc.

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