When it comes to Australian visa applications, you can do it yourself. It can, however, be a tedious and confusing task for many. Add to that the additional stress and effort that goes into moving your life over to a new country and many people are turned off by the pure size of immigration.
When you start doing your research into immigrating to Australia, you might notice that there are many Australian migration agents promising to get you a visa. Many agents even claim to be recognised by virtue of an offshore agent’s number, however, this means nothing.
When you decide on living and working in Australia, the first thing you need to establish is whether or not you will be able to support yourself once you’re there. Thankfully, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released an Average Weekly Earnings Survey for 2014 on 22 January 2015. This survey contains key average weekly earnings figures which will be helpful to anyone interested in furthering their career in Australia.
Up until now people who are not native English speakers had to write an IELTS exam in order to qualify for an Australian visa. This is to prove that you’re competent enough to function in Australia, a country whose only official language is English. This will all be changing on 23 November 2014.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has recently released its annual report detailing the department’s activities and performance. We’re happy to report that over 4.9 million people received permanent and temporary visas over this period and will now be able to start their new lives in the lucky country.
One of the visa options available for individuals hoping to immigrate to Australia is the Australian Business Visa. The Australian Government’s business skills entry schemes aim to attract people with proven experience and skill in business, senior business management and investment. The aims are state development and wider economic benefit to Australia. Click here to find out what the requirements for this visa are.
We recently hosted an informative seminar at the Sandton Convention Centre aimed at equipping people with the knowledge they need on immigration to Australia from South Africa. The seminar was very successful with well over 100 people registering to attend.