This term applies to people who:
The term does not apply to New Zealand citizens as they enter Australia on a SCV that does not necessarily mean that they are permanent residents of Australia.
The start date of permanent legal residence is the date when permanent residence was granted, or the person arrived in Australia, whichever is the later.
Explanation: If a person is granted a permanent visa before arriving in Australia, the start date of permanent legal residence is the date they arrived in Australia. Alternatively, if a person comes to Australia as a temporary resident and later applies for permanent residence, the start date of permanent legal residence is the date on which permanent residence is granted.
Policy reference: FA Guide 126.96.36.199 Residence Requirements
Last reviewed: 6 April 2009