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General Chat Thread, Making the move to Australia in General; Hi, I am just wondering if anyone on here has made the move to Australia please? Cheers...
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    Making the move to Australia

    Hi,

    I am just wondering if anyone on here has made the move to Australia please?

    Cheers

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    What about if your a Australian at heart?

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    Im after advice of moving over there from the UK (another pom you can moan about )
    My uncle made the move 35 years ago he has gone a little rusty with it
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    should be easy if your uncle lives there just look at the aussie immigration web site!

    http://www.immi.gov.au/

    maybe get yourself a 1 yr whv visa and see if you like living there first
    Last edited by markcuk; 11th April 2009 at 04:25 AM.

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    Try NZ instead... it's much nicer! (but then, I'm biased )

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    I packed in my job in scotland, up sticks and am over here now with the intention of staying. On a 1yr visa just now, I believe I can extend that by a year when its done, and according to the immi.gov.au I qualify for a Professionals and other Skilled Migrants - Workers - Visas & Immigration (its about 3000 though!). Spent a week in Sydney there, and am in Adeliade just now. Know a couple of people here, still deciding where abouts to look for work. I think I like it enough here so will try to look for a job and a flat soon. Gonna go visit Ayres rock though first before I get a job.

    PS. If anyone wants to give me a job, give me a shout

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    Quote Originally Posted by kearton View Post
    Try NZ instead... it's much nicer! (but then, I'm biased )
    Only if you like sheep :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutLawTorn View Post
    Only if you like sheep :P
    Or original jokes

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    should be easy if your uncle lives there just look at the aussie immigration web site!

    Department of Immigration & Citizenship

    maybe get yourself a 1 yr whv visa and see if you like living there first
    Can anyone help an please translate this site to English lol. It has totally lost me. Can anyone advise me the best way to go about living over there?

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    If you can, then go. Life is so short on opportunities you would be silly to pass the really good ones up.

    Good luck.

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    WHV is a Working Holiday Visa, it's for visiting temporarily and earning while you're there (non-permanent residency, basically). It's probably your best bet, so you want to be here: Visa Options - Working Holiday - Visas & Immigration

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    A couple I know have just caome back after 3 months. She had a job in recruitment already set up before giong but the pay was halved after arriving, he lost his job and couldn't get another due to the recession. (Australian jobs for Aussies he was told.) They were staying in Melbourne. Check the immigration rules as they have cut the amount of immigration recently. Also they mentioned that other brits who had moved over a while ago and had moved their families were not getting their visas renewed as the government sais that Aussies should be trained for these posts.
    Not good news but these are not good times.

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    Im on a working holiday visa, lets me stay and work for 1 year (only at 6 months at each place)

    THe one i posted is a permanent resident visa, but has strict criteria to meet the required 120 points. I only just scrape the 120 point mark. As an IT Professional that is a field which they still need so i should be fine.

    Also if you can get a company that will sponsor you, that is another way.

    THe thing i figured was it would be easier to sort it all out if I was actually here. So here I am.

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    I may need to look into this myself
    Need a reason to get out of the United Sinkhole..

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    Yeah been thinking that way myself!! Need to get out of here!

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