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Thinking about moving to Australia help wanted!?!

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I've been looking into moving to Australia in about 14 months and was looking to try find a website or somewhere who would have a bit of information from people who have done it. I've searched the …
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banned7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
I've been looking into moving to Australia in about 14 months and was looking to try find a website or somewhere who would have a bit of information from people who have done it.

I've searched the net but a lot of the sites are visa consultants which are coming up.
I'm not fully decided on emigrating totally or taking a working holiday for a couple of years. I would also qualify as a skilled migrant.

So I was just really wondering what the best visa options are? And also what are the direct expenses involved such as checks, visa etc (not flights)? So if anyone could point me towards a website or knows from personal experience that'd be great.

Cheers
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banned7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
can i join ya
banned#2
Yeah if you pay for the flights :thumbsup:
#3
My advice is buy a one way ticket...you'll have a much better life in Australia, this country is a joke!
#4
Spriggan
My advice is buy a one way ticket...you'll have a much better life in Australia, this country is a joke!


:thumbsup:
banned#5
Spriggan
My advice is buy a one way ticket...you'll have a much better life in Australia, this country is a joke!


Wish I could just do that tomorrow
#6
Me and the missus been looking at Oz, NZ and Canada. Fancy NZ the most. We got advised to rent our house out here rather than sell if we do, so not to burn our bridges.
banned#7
There are a few companies that assist you with your application forms and virtually assure you of entry.... but they ain't cheap!

Oz has a point system for immigration, which you need to reach to be eligable. Having a trade wth a skill they want is a major bonus. A short while ago (dunno about now), they had fast tracks in place, but you had to agree to settle in locations they chose for you.

Dont think you will get all the facts and details you require on HUKD. You need to get an application for from Australia House (or where ever it is!)
banned#8
Paddy_o_furniture
Me and the missus been looking at Oz, NZ and Canada. Fancy NZ the most. We got advised to rent our house out here rather than sell if we do, so not to burn our bridges.


NZ is a nicer country (IMHO), but economically, Oz would be a better choice. Canada is too cold and too similar in many respects to the US for my liking!
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[url]www.pomsinoz.com[/url] migration section

[url]www.britishexpats.com[/url]

both good sites heaps of onfo which had helped me get my visa

[url]www.immi.gov.au[/url] has all forms you need and also a visa wizard

http://www.immi.gov.au/visawizard/#vw=%23a_results
#10
guv;5190839
NZ is a nicer country (IMHO), but economically, Oz would be a better choice. Canada is too cold and too similar in many respects to the US for my liking!

Canada is a lovely country, went to Calgary with the Army. My missus qualifys as a nurse next year so putting off a decision till then, but I pass the age of 30 this coming Jan
banned#11
Paddy_o_furniture
Canada is a lovely country, went to Calgary with the Army. My missus qualifys as a nurse next year so putting off a decision till then, but I pass the age of 30 this coming Jan


I wasn't saying it wasn't! But have you been there in Winter?
#12
guv;5190905
I wasn't saying it wasn't! But have you been there in Winter?

Aye, brutal but it has the advantage that it isn't the UK. And it isn't as far as down under for family
banned#13
casparwhite
[url]www.pomsinoz.com[/url] migration section

[url]www.britishexpats.com[/url]

both good sites heaps of onfo which had helped me get my visa

[url]www.immi.gov.au[/url] has all forms you need and also a visa wizard

http://www.immi.gov.au/visawizard/#vw=%23a_results


Cheers will check those out Rep added.

I'm hoping that I can get a company to offer employment and if lucky enough help with applications and the fees if i'm lucky
#14
contact mark264 on here as he moved to oz for a while, but is now back in the Uk

will give you some insight in what happens etc
#15
Paddy Charlie
Cheers will check those out Rep added.

I'm hoping that I can get a company to offer employment and if lucky enough help with applications and the fees if i'm lucky


depends on what you do but you can go over on a WHV first for 2 years if under 30 or 31 cant remember. then have a scout about for work, they generally like to employ british/irish because they are used to working hard or long hours,ozzies are always on the sicko, compo or smoko

you can get sponsored by a company then after 2 years you get permanent residency after another 2 you can apply for citizenship. means comiiting to a firm for a long time but most will pay the fees for youwhich are roughly or you can try and go the skilled visa route.

i have gone for spouse visa and charges are just over £1000 all up including £300 for medicals/xrays and £100 for oz and uk police checks, no need for migration agent as this is 1 of the simplest visas.id estimate maybe 2-3 grand maximum depending on which route you go down

tons of useful advisee on those forums i linked, most questions have been asked and answered, never needed to ask anything myself after searching
1 Like #16
My cousin is a chef out in Oz and recommended this site which links to all of the info you need, some sites that casparwhite has mentioned.

He got to pretty much choose where he lived as there was a skill shortage and he lives in Sydney....lucky so and so.

http://www.bcl.com.au/movetoaustralia/default.htm
banned#17
choc1969


He got to pretty much choose where he lived as there was a skill shortage and he lives in Sydney....lucky so and so.




Agreed.... Lucky so and so.

I used to live in the Eastern Suburbs - in Randwick. Just 15 minutes walk from Coogee.
banned#18
They'll love me then as I'm irish but eligible for british citzenship must think i'd be a proper workhorse. Thanks for info Casper and gonna join that poms in oz tomorrow and get my head round everything.

Cheers Choc will check that out. Not even sure what part I'd be interested in but took the visa points test for skilled workers and passed so i'd hopefully get to choice where I can go.

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