If you’re on a mission to relocate from the UK to the other side of the world, there are many things to consider beforehand. Preparation and lots of planning is the key to ensure a successful move down-under and will go a long way to making sure that your decision to move abroad is the right one for you.
The last thing you want is to get to Australia, and find that you really don’t take to the change in lifestyle, and have to move back to the UK again after a short while. Remove such stress instantly by ensuring that you do proper research into the customs and culture of the country before you go. So without further ado, here are the regulations to consider when moving to Australia.
Many people decide to move from the UK to Australia each year, whether for the better work/life balance offered, the much improved weather conditions, or for better job prospects. As the country’s economy is so strong, it can be the ideal place to move to if you are a highly skilled worker of a particular trade that is important to the country’s economy.
In fact, Australia actively encourages the immigration of skilled migrants – in Australia, the country bases visa approval for working based on a points system. You will be awarded points for work experience, qualifications and language proficiency – those with enough points will then be granted permission to work.
You have to bear in mind that Australia is a very strict country when it comes to immigration regulations and each person is required to obtain permission to work in the country before they move over there. You have to apply for one of two visas in order to live in Australia: either the temporary Australia work visa, allowing you to work in the country for a specified amount of time, and is very useful for gap year students or those on sabbatical, or a permanent Australia visa which is required should you decide you want to move over there on a permanent basis.
What you should bear in mind is that you need to have secured employment before you get there. What’s more, you’ll also have to consider where exactly you’re going to live. Consider making a list of what is important to you regarding living accommodation and take it with you to all house viewings. That way you’ll be able to find yourself the best home to suit you and your family. By doing your research and knowing what you want, you’ll better ensure easy adjustment to your new life.