Six Ways to Make the move to Australia
Gone are the days when you just got on a boat and arrived.
Nowadays things are somewhat more tricky. In this very hassle-free and quick guide, I’ll go over the 6 ways to make the move to Australia.
Employer Sponsored Employees
If you’re able to find a supervisor who’s able to give you a job, this can be the fastest way to get your first foot into Australia. It can easily result in a permanent residency. Work for the same employer for 2 years, keep your nose clean and make an application for residency.
This works for approved expertise only and provided that the employer can satisfy the govt that virtually no Australian worker is available for the job. For skilled work opportunities it’s possible to come straight in on a long term visa, dependant upon available programmes.
Professionals and also other Competent Migrants
Or the General Skilled Migration programme, as it’s best known. This for those over 18 and under 45 yrs old (Revise: Nowadays 50 I believe) who speak very good English. The jobs lists are somewhat of a minefield however there seems 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 simple answer is at the conclusion of this article, so don’t stress and panic.
Just as before, I do think this option is only available to those over 18 and under 45 years old (Revise: Nowadays 50 I believe). Called a Business Skills Visa, you need to set up or put money into an Australian company.
As long as your organization successfully complies with what’s needed, for example, by making use of the mandatory number of Aussies, this also can result in permanent residence. I think buying a business could work.
Doctors and Nurses
There is a shortage of both doctors and nurses and thus there are many possibilities for anyone with credentials to make the move to Australia on a permanent basis.
Finally, if you’re over 55 and without dependants, excluding your partner, and can confirm you are self financed, you are able to retire in Australia. You’ll not get a permanent residence but you will receive a 4 year visa. You can re-apply every time it is up for renewal and as long as you still fulfill the requirements, chances are it will be renewed.
Working Holiday Visa (WHV)
The Working Holiday Visa is obviously not long term. But for those aged between 18 and 30 it’s an incredible method of seeing the nation to find out whether you like it. You are permitted to work for the complete time period if you wish, although you can only work for at the most six months with any one business.
Nonetheless, for those who have a skill that is sought after here, then coming over for 1 year and showcasing your skills to a number of companies might lead to a Employer Sponsored job opportunity offer. This can be one of the fastest ways to get here in tiny steps. Holiday Visa - Sponsored Visa - Permanent Visa.
The WHV and the identical Work and Holiday visas are only offered to passport holders from qualifying nations, 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 an exhaustive list or even an authoritative guide. A couple of pages to give you an outline is never going to tell the complete story. And that’s all this is. An overview. The rules change continuously and they’re very complicated.
As an example, the govt announced a reduction in the nation’s experienced migration intake at some point. The building and manufacturing sectors were the ones struck. The reasoning was that corporations would have to find bricklayers, plumbers, welders and carpenters domestically to fight the economic downturn in the building trade. Besides, companies that can’t find workers locally can still go overseas for them.
If you wish to observe how complex everything gets, check out immi and take a look around. You can see all the newest job lists and see how the points system functions. There is a good search box top right that usually goes to what you have requested.
Getting Professional Support
And I pointed out an easy answer to all the complications earlier. Get yourself a Migration Agent. Make sure they are MARA (Migration Agents Registration Authority) listed. They know all of this stuff inside and out.
I now have such an adviser dealing with me here, I’ve known him since late 2011. He is really good at exactly what he does and can give you a professional evaluation using the thorough info he will ask you to provide.