Permanent Residency is evaluated as an immigration permit or a visa that grants the holder to stay in a foreign country for an infinite period of time which can later on also be converted into citizenship. A permanent residency visa holder enjoys various benefits that are granted to him legally. An individual is legally authorized to stay and work in the country. He can settle down in the country along with his family. A major characteristic of this visa is that a permanent residency visa holder can reside in the country post the expiration of the validity of his visa for a certain time frame. During this time he has to legally abide by the rules and regulations of the country and he can also apply for the extension of his visa. An individual can apply for the citizenship in the meanwhile to attain absolute settlement in the country after the completion of certain conditions and fulfilling certain criterions. A permanent residency visa is usually valid for a period of five years with multiple entry transit permission in and out of the country at any point of time. A permanent residency can be granted in different forms. It is a documentary proof stating the status of an individual in the country. In various countries, the requirement is of a mere stamp on an individual’s passport to substantiate the permanent stay. This stamp suffices the requirement of the government authorities, permitting individuals to live and work in the country without restriction and constraint. While other countries issue a photo ID card or a certificate of residence in the name of the person to confirm their residency status.
A permanent resident can migrate to a different land for mere migratory purposes or either citizenship purposes. If we were to outline the definition of a permanent resident for mere immigration purposes then we can define it as:
• An individual who is foreign citizen residing in the country for a definite time period but is treated as an equal to a citizen.
There are various advantages that are attached to permanent residency. Individuals can avail various advantages if their legal status is bracketed under the status of a permanent resident. If we were to talk about the advantages of a permanent residency; the below mentioned points can be viewed as the major highlights.
• Free and Subsidized Education.
• Right of setting up a business.
• Right to buy/ sell/ own property.
• Access to Medical Insurance.
• Access to Social Security Benefits.
• Right to apply for Citizenship.
• Right to sponsor people.
• Spouse is entitled to full time working rights.
• Access to Social Security Benefits.
• Right to apply for Citizenship.
• Right to sponsor people.
• Spouse is entitled to full time working rights.
• No restriction on movement in and out of the country.
• Better economic prospects.
• Children born in the country are citizens by birth.
Permanent Residents by law are granted access to citizenship by naturalization after having completed a stay in the country for more than the specified period. Some countries even offer dual citizenship, permitting them to maintain the status of citizenship by naturalization and a legal status with the home country.
Depending upon the terms and conditions and regulations enforced by the country officials, individuals can obtain a permanent residency status and also apply for the citizenship on fulfilling the required criteria. Various nations are providing a permanent residency under different schemes. A permanent residency is usually granted to skilled professionals depending upon the need of the country.
FORESEE Immigration reaches out to clients from various locations and regions helping them attain permanent residencies in the desired locations. The set pattern for the successful filing of a visa can be viewed as:
• Free Visa Assessment
• Consultation
• Evaluation
• Documentation
• Pre Landing Assistance
• Filing
• Post Landing Services

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