Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Immigrating to Australia? Here's what you need to know

Migration to a foreign country can be a little confusing due to all the paperwork that comes with it. Australia is a huge attraction for people from all over the world due to its beautiful beaches and lifestyle. Moving overseas is a big step financially. Here is a list of the things that should be considered. There may be a cultural difference between your country and Australia and as easy as you might think the 'cultural integration' process may be, in reality, it might not be that way.

Think of why you are shifting there, what kind of visa option you are looking for or if you have any relative who may nominate you and let you live with them. If not, then find a good place to reside in beforehand or if you have an overseas business, you can get nominated this way as well. Getting a Victorian Government nomination will make the process of acquiring a visa a lot simpler.

1. Research: Look for all the available cities and choose the one where you think you might fit into the lifestyle the most. Apart from that, depending on whether you are shifting for education or for work, look for the college or the job that is most comfortable for you. Check what kind of jobs is available and how you can get it. If the intention is to run a business then a whole other set of rules applies. Plan and research about how do you want to shift. A migration agent will assist you in moving and also getting all the required paperwork done.

2. Nomination: Applying for state nomination can assist you in getting visas, hence making the entire process very easy. It is very useful if you have a visa but not compulsory. In order to get a nomination, you must firstly, apply to the Victorian Government and also check the State Nomination and Occupations List, which will help you, determine whether you are eligible for a nomination. After this, an employer must sponsor for you and only then can you get nominated which further eases getting an independent visa.

3. Visa: To migrate to another country, it is required to get a visa. Applying to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), whether you have a nomination or not by the Victorian Government will give you relief while applying for visa as the process will get a lot simpler and straightforward. There are many types of visas available such as the skilled visa, skilled state nomination visa or the business visa, which will be provided on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

4. Medical Exam: A medical exam is performed on every person who wants to go to Australia to ensure that no communicable and chronic diseases are transferred along with the person.

5. Moving to Australia: Once you have your visa and passport, you can easily migrate to Australia. The Relocation Checklist of the Victorian Government will help you do so in an organised and proper manner.

6. Settling in: The Skilled and Business Migration Programs provide many opportunities and services for all the immigrants to easily settle in the country. Also, once you shift to the country, you must be in touch with the officials of your native country or the Embassy of your native country as they will include you in their online support systems, cultural and sports clubs, online social networks etc. They will also help you out when settling in the city for the first time.

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