Living In A State
Table Of Contents
Website And PAM Do Not Bind Immigration
Must Be Present In Australia To Apply For A Subclass 485 Visa
Some Recent Practice Decisions & Practice Points
NSW Sponsorship Subclass 190 Visa
Various State & Territory Criteria
Priority Group 5
The End of Subclass 175, 176 and 475
State and territory authorities give some preference for applicants ‘living’ in that state. That term ‘living’ or ‘live in’ or ‘reside in’ are not technical legal terms. They should NOT be related to permanent residence.
A person could move to a state and be ‘living’ there within one or two weeks of arrival, possibly even the day of the arrival. What is required is having a place to call home which can be a flat recently leased in the name of the applicant, with added accoutrements of utility bills in the name of the applicant, driver’s licence in the name of the applicant at that address etc.