Australia is a fine destination whether you are planning to be there as a migrant or a tourist. For those who are pondering on emigrating to Australia, extensive preparation is expected. Once you have decided, there are a lot of things to think about and work on. Migrating to another country is no joke. It is tough just as deciding to leave your homeland for good is a tough decision to make.
Prepare a good deal of money. You need some money as you process legal documents and as you travel. Of course, once you have reached the land down under, you will have to deal with finding a place to stay and spending for food and transportation while you look for work. This is why you have to spend much time deciding before leaving a good life in your domestic land to find a better one.
Please do yourself a favor of keeping your personal records handy. Place them in a portfolio or an organized file case. This reduces the hassle when you are asked for such documents, as there would be no need to search your messed files. As a basic reminder make sure to get your birth certificate, certificate of marriage (if you are married), school records (diploma and transcript), records of assets, etc. All right, this is not the time to be clumsy with your documents. Officers will not be forgiving to those who misplace their files. Moreover, if you have all the needed documents ready, processing would generally be a little quicker.
Of course, you do not have to be reminded of the need for a passport and visa. Contemplate on your purpose. Most people would want to live in Australia for good. You can apply for migrant visa. If your chief goal is to find a job, opt for a skilled or work visa. Be prepared to undergo some stressful application procedure. If you have money to burn, have a lawyer to deal with all the imperative transactions.
Once you have settled in Australia and are quite eager to stay there for good, apply for permanent residency. You may become eligible to apply for permanent residency once you have stayed for at least two years in the country.
Decide whether you should buy a home or rent a space. Most migrants opt for the former which is more convenient in the long run. Properties in Australia are relatively inexpensive anyway.
Lots of migrants, especially teens and kids, would experience anxiety from leaving their friends in their homeland. This is a difficult time. Even some adults experience the same angst, too. This feeling is quite temporary. If you are including your kids in moving to Australia, as in the case of family migration, then it is important to educate them about the Australian culture beforehand.
Jo is an author and publisher for ‘Australian Migration Associates Ltd’ (http://www.australiamigrate.co.uk), experts in arranging permanent visas for Australia. If you have intentions of emigrating to Australia or simply would want to go to see kins, arrange an adventure of a lifetime or acquire work then Australian Migration Associates is the best choice for your Australian Visa needs.