When I talk to many International Students, they just know that they want to come here to study and get a degree. Have you ever wondered about getting PR to live here indefinitely after graduation? And what’s the easiest way to do so?

Congrats, my friend! Though you may haven’t noticed, you’re actually on the easiest way to get there. Why so?

A few pathways to PR

There are only a few ways you can count on one hand to get PR for an International Student.

1. Study

This is your current option. You came here to get a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. After graduation, you can stay in the country for 2 years to look for a job. This job opens up more opportunities to get PR.

If everything goes smoothly, you get a full-time job in your professional background, work in it for at least one year, you then become eligible for PR. You apply for PR, get it and now you can live here indefinitely.

2. Work

Instead of coming here to study, the second option is you come here to work. Now it starts getting more complicated because the requirements for a work visa are much more challenging than a study visa. You need to:

1. Be on the eligible list of skilled occupations

Personally, I could never apply for a work visa because my occupation is never on an eligible list. Given I’ve worked for more than 10 years in my professional area, changing to a new area to meet this requirement is never going to happen. The cost of change is too high to afford. A work visa is impossible for me.

2. Be nominated by a local employer

3. Have worked full-time for at least 1 year in a specified regional area

They mean you already get work with a local employer. It's almost impossible when you're offshore because a lot of local candidates are unemployed. Local employers definitely reach out to local people first and may never need candidates from overseas.

4. Be invited by a state/territory

It means you're currently working in that state/territory as the examples below. And it's impossible when you're offshore.

5. Have a positive skills assessment 

It means you must have at least one year of work experience as the examples below.

6. Have enough points to apply

It means you need to tick as many boxes above as possible to get enough points. But I've just shown you some of them are impossible when you're offshore.

So, are you confident you’ll secure a work visa easily to come here? You’ve got the answer.

Even when you’ve got the visa, you still need to apply for a job when you’re here. And it’s exactly what you’re doing right now as an International Student. Your challenges don’t automatically disappear with a work visa.

3. Get married

This option seems to be easy. When your partner is a citizen or permanent resident, they can sponsor you to get PR. However, the tricky part is that you can’t control who to marry or you’re already married.

And even when you’re so lucky to meet a citizen or permanent resident, you still need to submit a lot of documents to prove your relationship is genuine and it has lasted for a while.

This is my visa stream (I was never lucky enough to get a work visa but luckily, I met an eligible partner). I only got PR after 4 years and had to submit heaps of documents to prove our relationship during this time.

4. Invest

You can get PR easily when you have a lot of money. How much? $1.5 million to $15 million. Even in my wildest dream, I could never dream of having that much money.


The easiest way but also the only chance

You have many options but obviously, you’re already on the easiest way to get PR with your graduate visa, my friend. If you can’t make it this time, do you have a second chance? I doubt it.

Imagine when your graduate visa is going to expire but you still haven’t got PR, you definitely need to apply for another visa. And the study visa is obviously the easiest one on the list.

That’s why you may have seen some people spend a lot of time studying for a bachelor’s degree, then a master’s degree, then Ph.D. Why? No, it’s not that they love studying. They’re paying to buy more time.

They may come here to study at first. After graduation, they have 2 years to get work. However, they may get casual work but can’t secure a professional position. So they continue studying to stay here longer. But they don’t know it costs them so much money and time that way.

Keep studying

Let's look at the option "Keep Studying". Here I’m using a $24,000/year tuition fee and a $355/week living cost. So it costs you $127,380 and 3 years for a bachelor’s degree. After graduation, you try to get a position but can’t make it and still do your casual work. You earn $36,000 from it. But you lose $100,000 for 2 years of not working in a professional position with a salary of $50,000/year. Totally, it costs you $64,000 and 2 years for this trial.

Now you take a Master’s degree to buy more time. I’m using a $28,500/year tuition fee and a $355/week living cost. So it costs you $70,440 and 1.5 years for a Master’s degree.

After graduation, you try to get a position the second time. It costs you $64,000 and 2 years for this second trial.

The total cost from (1), (2), and (3) is $198,440 and 5.5 years.

*Source: studyinaustralia.gov.au **Analysis in this article

But there’s a better solution that is so much cheaper and faster which is career coaching.

After your first degree, instead of doing it by yourself, you can go with career coaching. The maximum market price is $5,000. Averagely, it takes my clients just a few weeks to secure a position.

Keep studying vs. career coaching

The difference in terms of money and time you lose is significant. I’m sure you know which one is a better option.

At first, you may think “No, I don’t want to spend money for career coaching” so you do it by yourself. However, what you don’t see is the opportunity cost and time you lose when DIY.

How to make it happen with your only chance

You may not know that I used to dream of studying abroad like you but my parents couldn’t afford it. I applied for heaps of government scholarships from different countries but failed all of them. And I wasn’t brave enough to sacrifice 10 years of experience to study and start my life all over again.

You’re so lucky to have a good chance of getting PR in your hand, my friend. I don’t want you to miss it, especially when you’ve paid $100,000-$200,000 for your degrees and you’re very close to getting PR now.

So how to grab the only opportunity you’re having and make it happen this time?

I’ve been lucky enough to work with many young International Students who are so smart and strategic in getting PR. They didn’t try to look for a job by themselves but chose to work with me immediately even before they graduate.

After graduation, as soon as they can legally work full-time, they apply for jobs immediately. Having worked with me before, they’re now completely ready to get results. Plus, my strategies work so well that it takes them just a few weeks to nail a full-time job.

Now you see that with almost 2 years left on their visas, it’s more than enough for them to work for one year in their job and start applying for PR. Let’s look at how much time and money they could save with career coaching versus if they tried it by themselves:

Career coaching & DIY

*Source: Reserve Bank of Australia **Average graduate salary: $50,000/year ***Real salary of graduates

When they go with career coaching right after graduation, they’ll earn almost $95,000 and secure the PR. While if they tried by themselves, they’d risk losing $64,000, PR, and need to go back home. So smart, right?

I couldn’t think of it that way when I was a graduate. That’s why I’m sharing it with you now so that you can see it through and make your dream come true while you still can. Many International Students have gone back home and can never come back. I don’t want you to be the next one. You may think only lucky people can stay. But you know what? You can create your own luck as my international student clients did.

So if you want to make it come true this time, get PR, and live here indefinitely, live chat with me using the link below. I’ll happily guide you through the success pathway to PR.

Be successful


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