Moving To Australia: A Step By Step Guide

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Australia is one of the largest multicultural nations in the world. The latest census from 2016 shows that about 50% of all Australian citizens are either first or second-generation Australians. From the stats, we can see clearly that Australia has been a dreamland for a lot of people for some time now. If you want to have a taste of Australian dream and make a new life for yourself and your family, here is what you have to do.

Find your way in

To begin with, you need to determine the most appropriate visa type. If you are trying to move as a family, the best and probably the fastest way is by having one, or both parents apply for a working visa. Try finding a job online, first. If you find an employer willing to hire you, they can apply for the visa for you, and the rest of your family. Alternatively, you could go through the government’s skilled migration program based on a point system and skill requirements. This will allow you to seek employment once you are in the country. Also, look into regional migration programs as they may offer better opportunities for those who want to work and live in the region.

The health checks

Prior to applying for your visa, or at one point during the process, you will need to undergo a series of health examinations. The Australian government has set up a platform eMedical Client integrated with the one for the online visa applications. The eMedical Client will request your medical history, to begin with, and provide you with all the necessary forms and instructions. Once you complete the health checks, if it is estimated that you do meet the health requirements, you can proceed with the application process.

From a visa to the citizenship

With the permanent visa obtained through work, after two years, you can apply for permanent residency. With the permanent residency, you will be entitled to healthcare and free to live anywhere in Australia. It takes four years of permanent residency to get a citizenship. In order to become a citizen, you will have to take an English language test, followed by the written test which includes Australia’s background, history, government, and certain general regulations.

Setting up

Once you have your visa approved, you need to set up the new life for yourself and the family in Australia. Look up homes and apartments for rent. If you got your visa through a job offer, perhaps you could even ask your future employer whether they have any arrangements for the immigrant employees, or whether they would be able to assist. Comparing the prices of shipping your belongings to those of replacing them, will most likely prove that you are better off moving your furniture and appliances with you. It could take anywhere between 8 to 16 weeks for them to arrive. If you own your current home, you can either rent it out until you see the outcome of your stay in Australia or sell it. Selling it would help you cover any debts such as mortgage so you can have a clean start in the land down under.

Look into hiring assistance

The immigration process can be quite complicated. Choosing the right visa and preparing for it can seem very difficult. The law is constantly changing to adapt to new circumstances. This is the reason why you should probably hire a migration agent to assist you with your application. Certain visas may sound better-suited for your circumstances but may need years to be approved. Having a bit of assistance in the process will ensure that your experience is less painful and more productive.

The process may be lengthy, but it is meant to change your entire life for the better. Be patient and invest in it, you will be happy with what you get in return.

 

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