Getting permanent residency (PR) in another country can be a complex process and the requirements can vary depending on the country and the individual’s circumstances. However, some countries are known to have more flexible policies or streamlined processes for granting PR to foreign nationals.
For Indians, some popular destinations for getting PR that are relatively easy are:
- Canada: Canada has several immigration programs for skilled workers, business people and entrepreneurs that can lead to PR. It has a points-based Express Entry system that assigns points to applicants based on their qualifications, work experience, language proficiency, and other factors.
- Australia: Australia has several immigration programs, such as the Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189), that are based on the applicant’s skills and qualifications, which can lead to PR.
- New Zealand: New Zealand also has a points-based Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) that assigns points to applicants based on their qualifications, work experience, age, among other factors. If you can score enough points, you will be eligible to apply for PR under the SMC.
- Singapore: Singapore has a relatively open immigration policy, and it grants PR to many qualified individuals and their families. It has a point-based system, similar to the ones in Canada and Australia, that assigns points based on factors such as age, education, and work experience.
It is worth noting that the process of getting PR, and the requirements to get it, can be complex and can change over time. Therefore, it’s advisable to get the most updated and accurate information from the country’s immigration website or seek the assistance of an immigration agent or lawyer before you apply for PR.
It’s important to note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will be granted PR, as the final decision will depend on the country’s current immigration policies and the number of spots available.