More highly skilled Global Citizens than ever before are thinking of moving to Australia. The United Kingdom is going through one the most challenging political times in its Constitutional history, the United States has become increasingly polarized and with growing Civil unrest across Europe and the Middle East it’s only right and normal that individuals and families are speaking with their feet, and thinking of moving to Australia for a better life.
If this sounds familiar, and you’re thinking of moving to Australia for a better life then read on, this article is designed to give you the full facts.
British Citizens thinking of moving to Australia from the UK are well placed to do so, according to our recent study. The UK market now accounts for over 55% of the Let’s Go! Globa International private client business and this, according to our research reflects the natural order of Australia Immigration going forward into 2019 and beyond.
If you’re seriously thinking of moving to Australia take the Let’s Go! Global free online eligibility tool for the real answers.
Thinking of moving to Australia has always been a pastime for many in the UK and can be thought of as a ‘national hobby’ for lots of highly skilled migrants according to Alex James, a Senior Australian Migration Consultant with Let’s Go! “we have a unique bond with our antipodean cousins” remarked Alex, listing great sporting rivalry, a love of the outdoors, a historic heritage stretching back to the foundations of Australia and of course whole generations that have grown up with Australian TV shows such as Neighbours and Home & Away. Not to mention the real life and hugely popular immigration show, ‘Wanted Down Under’.
Of course there’s also the language aspect that makes thinking of moving to Australia from the UK an interesting and viable alternative to say, some European countries where language is going to be a major hurdle to immigration.
Some will disagree of course yet when you migrate to a new life you need to do more than just order a beer or a meal in a restaurant! Thinking about life in general, healthcare, property, bureaucracy, working and schools to name a few and it becomes clear why Britons in the UK think about moving to Australia more than any other country on the planet.
Moving to Australia from the UK is also easier! There, we said it. We shouldn’t say it but we have. Technically, it’s not true. Moving to Australia from UK compared to any other country is, all things being equal, the same. Except all things simply aren’t equal when it comes to moving to Australia from the UK.
Everyone thinking of moving to Australia on a PR Visa must first ensure that they have the right number of points and also have their qualifications and employment history checked and verified by an approved Australian Skills Assessment Authority. UK qualifications are however easy to place in terms of equivalency; one only has to look at NARIC to see that they’re far easier than say, Chinese or Indian qualifications.
It’s easier to secure transcripts and Degree Certificates from UK Universities and those with UK qualifications (from NVQ upwards) don’t need to get their paperwork officially translated to comply with current Australia Immigration policy.
If you’re thinking of moving to Australia from the United States then you’ll find further specific information here: moving to Australia from the United States
If you’re thinking of moving to Australia from South Africa then check out our Migration Hacks for moving to Australia from South Africa
For those thinking of moving to Australia from China then this page is for you
We’ve taken a deep dive into the age limits for those thinking of moving to Australia in 2019 and beyond although as a rule, you’ll need to be under 45 years of age for Skilled Migration visa classes, for investor visa classes this age limit increases to 55 and for partner or spouse visas there’s no age limit to migrate Down Under.
Good question! It’s becoming harder to move to Australia with every six month review. Over the past couple of years Australia has decreased the age limit from 50 to 45, increased the minimum points score requirement from 60 to 65 and reduced the number of invitation rounds from twice monthly to just once per month.
Australian Immigration policies are coming under increased scrutiny and our experts are of the opinion we should expect further sweeping changes in the years ahead.
If you’re seriously thinking of moving to Australia and have had your eligibility confirmed then our advice is not to delay the process. Now is the time to seize the opportunity to make your dreams a reality.
For skilled migration visa classes you’ll need to have an occupation on one of the ‘in demand’ lists such as the Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List or the Short Term Skilled Occupations List, be aged under 45 and be able to score 65 points on the Australian Points System in 2019.
Australian Immigration Points are awarded to applicants against the following categories:
Age 18 – 24 = 25 points
Age 25 – 32 = 30 points
Age 33 – 39 = 25 points
Age 40 – 44 = 15 points
Age 45+ Not Eligible
PHD = 20 points
Masters = No extra points
Degree = 15 points
Trade Qualification = 10 points
Length of Work Experience
3 to 5 years experience in the last 10 years = 5 points
5 to 8 years experience in the last 10 years = 10 points
8 years + experience in the last 10 years = 15 points
English Language Ability
Good = 20 points
Medium = 10 points
Basic = 0 points
That’s right, the moving to Australia points system shows a number of extra points that can be awarded for proof of English ability. You can claim an extra 20 points for having superior English whilst if your English ability is above average you should confidently add on a further 10 points to your overall total. For many people in the early stages of planning their move to Australia these extra points often make or break the likelihood of a successful visa application.
State Nomination (if applicable): 5 points
Regional Visa (if applicable): 10 points
Note: State and Regional can never add up to 15 points, either add on 5 or 10 respectively
Dual Skills Assessment
If the Secondary applicant is also aged under 45 with an occupation on one of the in demand lists then having their skills assessed in that role may also add a further 5 points to the overall score
This is a very important question when thinking of moving to Australia so we’ve given it a full answer here. As a rough guide though, expect to pay around £6,000 / $7,000 USD for a family of three for the visa process from start to finish.
No, it’s important to state that you do not need to engage the services of a Migration Consultant or Immigration Lawyer. However, neither is it a particularly easy or straightforward process.
The ups and downs of any Australia Migration project put a strain on even the best relationships and you’re going to need the comfort and reassurance that you’re not just one of many faceless clients.
Let’s Go! Global and our partners actually restrict the amount of clients we take on by applying strict criteria from the beginning. Put simply, if we don’t think you’ve got a chance you likely don’t.
After taking your visa assessment any migration agent should work with you closely to devise a mutually agreeable immigration pathway and go to great lengths to explain total costs including all extra third party fees. If you’re thinking of moving to Australia with the services of a good migration agent expect to pay in the region of £1800 to £2800 in total and usually these fees can be spread over a number of months.
On average we find this depends on a number of key criteria and it’s about maximizing the number of points available in any individual application. usually though do allocate around a year to 15 months from the start to finish of an application.
The answer to this is highly personal and differs from person to person. Usually if you’re thinking of moving to Australia then you’re already one of the top 10% of people who understand and embrace what’s required to forge a better life for you and your family. Such a bold move doesn’t come without sacrifice and yes, homesickness does kick in yet it’s countered by the faith and belief you’re building out a brighter future.
We’d be delighted to assist although in the first instance we need to be 100% certain of your eligibility to emigrate Down Under so take our Free Consultation as the starting point, without obligation.
Beautiful… but you already knew that!
Whilst Skilled Migration Visas are classes as Permanent Residency they’re only as Permanent as you choose to make them. There is no requirement to ever surrender your own nationality and dual or even tri Citizenship is commonplace in Australia. If you really don’t like your new home then there’s nothing keeping you there.
Congratulations, a Partner Visa route could be the way forward. Check out Becky & Zac (now married) who made the move to Australia from the UK with the help of Lets Go Global.
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Been Thinking of Moving to Australia for the past few years. decided to go for it because as you say its about making a better life for my family. Have taken free assessment and look forward to getting the ball rolling
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Big thank you to Lets Go Global who made it happen for us. We'd been thinking of moving to Australia for years and when the immigration policy changes came in it gave us the wake up call we needed to get in gear. After working with Lets Go Global for a year we are finally here in Oz! Come join us the weather is amazing!
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