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Many people want to immigrate to Australia. They often confuse the definitions of PR and citizenship. They are not clear about the difference between becoming an Australian citizen and taking PR. They also don’t know what kind of benefits are available after the conversion of the two statuses. The difference between becoming an Australian citizen and taking a PR, see if you really need to become an Australian citizen. 2218018-3x2-940x627

What is PR?

PR is the abbreviation of Permanent Resident, translated into Chinese means permanent residency. If you change to China's national conditions, you are a foreigner who has a permanent residence permit in Beijing, which allows you to live in Beijing forever. There is no certificate for PR in Australia. This is to paste a page of paper on your passport (Australians do not have an ID card themselves).

 

Become an Australian citizen

Being an Australian citizen means that you give up your original nationality. Whether you are a Chinese, Japanese, Filipino or American, you become an Australian by becoming an Australian citizen. Changing to China's national conditions is that you finally have a Beijing account. Of course, there are some regions and countries that agree to dual nationality, such as Hong Kong, which is both Australian and Chinese.

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What is the difference between PR and Australian nationality?

For ordinary people living in Australia, there is not much difference between PR and change of nationality. Although naturalization adds a lot of benefits, most of them are not needed. As long as you become a PR in Australia, you can enjoy the same social benefits as citizens. Various insurances and children's schooling problems can be solved. There is basically no difference between whether or not you transfer your nationality. Let us first talk about the aspects that can affect us after changing our nationality.

 

Employment advantage

Many jobs in the Australian government are required to be Australian citizens, and PR is not accepted. Therefore, if you are an Australian citizen, it is easier to take up positions such as civil servants. If you want to be a soldier in Australia or work in a national security job such as the military industry (even if you study missiles in a university), you must be a citizen. It is easier for citizens to find government jobs than PR.

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Don't worry about PR invalidation

For people who want to leave Australia for a long time, it is very likely that their status will be cancelled. If you live in Australia for a long time, there is no problem with using PR. Once you leave Australia and have not been in Australia for two years in five years, it is very likely that you will be rejected when you renew your PR in five years, or you will only be granted a one-year renewal.

Australian citizens can stay abroad at will and their status will not be cancelled. But you need to apply for a visa when you return to China, and you need to leave the country every few months to renew your visa in China.

 

Easy to travel

Australian citizens can travel visa-free or apply for visas on arrival in more than 160 countries around the world, which is very convenient for those who love to travel. This should be regarded as the most affordable benefit. Chinese visas are really not easy to use.

The above are the benefits of changing to an Australian citizenship. If you stay in Australia and will not return to your country for a long time, there will be one more convenient travel advantage.

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Let's talk about other things that need attention after changing nationality

Applying to become a citizen is a hassle, and you have to pass the exam. The contents of the exam are all questions that look a little white. After the naturalization test, it is the naturalization ceremony, a process of taking an oath, singing the national anthem or something.

After becoming a citizen, you have the right to vote and persuade you to vote. Anyway, it is more difficult to be the prime minister or governor in this life. Even if you choose to choose, it will be no good. You choose someone else. For citizens, voting is an obligation, but you can’t say you don’t have time to vote.

It is also a troublesome thing for Chinese who do not have the tradition of voting in elections. Even people who do not care about politics in Australia do not know who to choose, let alone Chinese. In China, this is not something that common people should worry about. Since ancient times, whoever becomes the emperor has nothing to do with the common people, and there is no need to worry about it.

As I said before, if you want to stay in China for a long time, you need to apply for a visa. It is also very troublesome. When you become an Australian talent, you know how painful it is to apply for a Chinese visa.

If you have an industry in China, changing your nationality is a bit of a hassle. After all, you don’t have a Chinese account. The company you established in China before may become foreign. Let’s ask a lawyer to talk about relevant legal knowledge.

If you want to be naturalized, you need to think carefully. After all, it is your own lifelong event, especially if you are reluctant to be Chinese, you must consider your future development direction. If you want to return to your country for development, don't waste your money to apply for PR. If you do not live in Australia, your PR will be cancelled sooner or later. If you return to your country after changing your nationality, you will have to leave the country every few months, which is quite a delay.

 

Precautions for entry and exit of Chinese who have changed their nationality
For Chinese who have changed their Australian nationality, returning home is a hassle, and they need to apply for a visa. The Christmas holiday is approaching, and many Chinese who have changed their nationalities plan to return to their country for vacation. The embassy has received many questions about visas. The editor-in-chief of Black Tea personally contacted Mr. Dai Shuangming, the consul-counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Australia, to provide relevant visa information.
XNUMX. Entry procedures

Foreigners entering the country shall submit their passports or other international travel documents, visas or other entry permits to the entry-exit border inspection agency, go through the prescribed procedures, and be permitted to enter the country.

XNUMX. Entry denied
Foreigners are not allowed to enter the country under any of the following circumstances:
(XNUMX) Failing to hold a valid exit or entry certificate or refuse or evade border inspection;
(XNUMX) Under the circumstances specified in Items XNUMX to XNUMX of Paragraph XNUMX of Article XNUMX of this Law;
(XNUMX) After entering the country, they may engage in activities that are inconsistent with the type of visa;
(XNUMX) Other circumstances in which laws and administrative regulations prohibit entry.
For those who are not allowed to enter the country, the entry-exit border inspection agency may not give reasons.

Foreigners who have not been allowed to enter the country shall be ordered by the border inspection agency to return; those who refuse to return shall be forced to return. Foreigners are not allowed to leave the restricted area while waiting to return.

XNUMX. Exit procedures

To leave the country, foreigners shall submit their passports or other international travel documents and other exit and entry documents to the entry-exit border inspection agency for examination, go through the prescribed procedures, and be allowed to leave the country after inspection.

Four, no exit
Foreigners are not allowed to leave the country under any of the following circumstances:
(XNUMX) The sentenced sentence has not been executed or belongs to the defendant or criminal suspect in a criminal case, except for the transfer of the sentenced person according to the relevant agreement signed between China and foreign countries;
(XNUMX) There are unsettled civil cases and the people's court decides not to leave the country;
(XNUMX) The remuneration owed to the laborer is not allowed to leave the country after the relevant department of the State Council or the people's government of the province, autonomous region, or municipality has decided not to leave the country;
(XNUMX) Other circumstances in which laws and administrative regulations prohibit leaving the country.

Article reprinted from "Adelaide Today"

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