Six Ways to Emigrate Down Under

09 Feb 2015 15:53
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Those days are gone when you simply hopped on a boat and got there.
Now things are a little more difficult. In this very simple and quick guide, I’ll tell you the Six ways to move to Australia.

Employer Sponsored Workers
If you can find a supervisor who is able to offer you a job, this is basically the fastest way to get your initial foot into Australia. It can certainly result in a permanent residency. Work for the same company for 2 years, keep your nose clean and make an application for residency.
This works best for approved expertise only and provided that the business can satisfy the government that no Australian worker is available for the job. For skilled job opportunities it's possible to come straight in on a long term visa, dependant upon available schemes.

Experts and other Skilled Migrants
Or the General Skilled Migration programme, as it is commonly known as. This for people over 18 and under 45 yrs old (Update: These days 50 I believe) who speak good English. The career lists are a bit of a minefield however there appears to be the Skilled Occupation List (SOL), Critical Skills List (CSL), Employer Nominated Skilled Occupation List (ENSOL) and the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL).
Perplexed? Yes. Me too. The easy answer is at the conclusion of this short article, therefore do not worry.

Business People
Yet again, I do think this method is only open to those over 18 and under 45 years of age (Update: These days 50 I believe). Known as a Business Skills Visa, you must establish or put money into an Australian enterprise.
Provided your business successfully complies with certain requirements, for instance, by employing the necessary number of Aussies, this too can result in permanent residency. I do think buying a franchise could work.

Nurses and doctors
There's a shortage of both doctors and nurses therefore there are numerous possibilities for anyone with certifications to relocate to Australia on a permanent basis.

Investor Retirement
Finally, for anyone who is over 55 and with out dependants, not including your spouse, and can prove you are self financed, it is possible to live and retire in Australia. You won't receive a permanent residency but you do receive a 4 year visa. You'll be able to re-apply every time it is up for renewal and as long as you still match the requirements, chances are it will be renewed.

Working Holiday Visa (WHV)
The Working Holiday Visa is obviously not permanent. However for individuals aged between 18 and 30 it’s a great means of coming to the nation to find out if you love it. You are permitted to work for the complete time period should you desire, although you are only able to work for at the most half a year with any one employer.
Having said that, for those who have a skill which is required here, then coming over for 1 year and showing your skills to a number of businesses might result in a Employer Sponsored job offer. This may be one of the quickest methods for getting here in tiny steps. Holiday Visa - Sponsored Visa - Permanent Visa.
The WHV and the identical Work and Holiday visas are only open to passport holders from qualifying nations around the world, at the time of writing (see the Australian Government website for updates) they are…
WHV: Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
Work and holiday: Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.


This is simply not meant as a complete list or even an authoritative guide. A couple of pages to give you a summary is not going to tell the whole story. And that’s all this is. An overview. The guidelines change continuously and they are very complex.
As an example, the government announced a decrease in the nation’s qualified migration intake at some point. The building and manufacturing trades were the ones struck. The theory was that businesses would have to find bricklayers, plumbers, welders and carpenters locally to overcome the recession in the building industry. But even so, employers that can’t find laborers locally can still go overseas for them.
If you wish to discover how complicated it all gets, head over to immi and take a look around. You can view every one of the newest job lists and see how the points system functions. There's a pretty good search box top right that generally goes to what you have requested.

Getting Professional Help
And I pointed out a simple answer to all the complications previously. Get yourself a Migration Agent. Make sure they are MARA (Migration Agents Registration Authority) listed. They are fully aware of all of this stuff in and out.
I now have such an adviser dealing with me on this website, I’ve known him since late 2011. He's excellent at exactly what he does and can offer you a professional assessment based on the thorough information he will ask you to give.

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