Great Reason Why Your Family Should Opt to Move to Australia

If you’re thinking about the possibility of moving to another country, one of the best countries to migrate to is Australia. Dubbed as the most popular country for expat families, Australia offers one of the greatest qualities of living in the world – making it a great place to live and grow old for each and every member of your family. Currently, there is an ongoing population boom in the country mainly due to migration. Projected numbers by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has recently been released, which include numbers from the Department if Immigration and Citizenship for the very first time. According to the projections, about 240,000 migrants every year will arrive in the country in the next five years. This goes to show that hundreds of thousands of people from around the world are packing their bags to move to Australia and call it home.

So why is Australia the perfect place for families? Here are the 4 main reasons why:

Great Economy.

Unlike the rest of the developed countries who have been suffering from the global financial crunch, Australia only felt it for a small time but were able to rise above it. While other countries all over the world are still suffering from economic crisis, Australia remains untouched. It is because of this reason that unemployment in the country is low and there are thousands of opportunities for overseas workers to find jobs in the country. Yes, Australia may have one of the highest costs of living in the world, but they also pay their employees with the highest average wage. Finding work in Australia will not be a problem if you have the proper skills for certain skill and professional shortages.

Great Weather.

Australia is synonymous with nature. The Great Outback, spectacular beaches and countless natural wonders are just a few of the amazing benefits of living in this country. With only 22 million people currently living in the 6th largest country in the world, you know that there’s plenty of room to wander and explore. Aside from Tasmania, everywhere else in Australia experiences glorious springs, summers, and autumns. But even winter time can be spent on the beach. Sunny and spectacular, you can’t get any better than Australia when it comes to great weather all year round.

Great Schools and Public Parks.

In almost every corner in Australia, you’ll see public parks that cater to families and little children. Australians love to be outdoors and your kids will, too. Sunday barbeques are a common thing, making you and your family spends that one day of the week under the sun and around family and friends.

Australia also offers several of the world’s top universities. With the same education system with the US and the UK, you know that an Australian education is top notch and world class.

Great People.

One of the most culturally diverse nations in the world, Australians welcome people from all walks of life. They’re extremely laid back and is the world leader when it comes to perfecting the work-life balance. Still a hardworking nation, they put importance on family above all things. You won’t find yourself missing your son’s soccer game on a Sunday because you have to be at work.

If you’re now considering the plan to move to Australia, why not go to a registered migration agent to know about your options. Getting an Australian permanent residency may take some time but you know it’s definitely worth it.

About the Author:

Michael Ma was an assistant at Move Migration – a boutique specialist with expert migration agents in Sydney; offering simple fee structures and excellent services to all clients.

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Australia’s Top Cities to Move to For Migrants

Australia is a country based on immigration and it has continuously welcomed migrants from all over the world for almost a hundred years. With its vast land, low population density, booming economy and high quality of living, Australia has become a favorite among Europeans and Asians to migrate to.

If you’re thinking about the possibility of moving to Australia with your family, there are many factors to consider. The first is where in Australia. The country is made up of a few states that offer different climates, lifestyles, and culture. Other factors that you need to consider are employment opportunities, the cost of real estate, and even the presence of friends, family, or an ethnic support community.

You can ask the opinions of migrants who are living in different cities in the country, or do your own research, or even ask a migration agent about certain facts and statistics. To give you a brief introduction to the top Australian cities to move to here are a few cities to consider:

Sydney

If you want to live in the most urban metropolitan in Australia, then Sydney is the best place for you. It has a fantastic transportation system, the most vibrant nightlife, and plenty of career opportunities. However, its major disadvantage is real estate. Housing in Sydney is the most expensive in the country that residents opt to rent than to own. Living here will also involve a great deal of commuting if you work in the Central Business District. Sydney is a great place for single or childless couples, but you might want to think twice about moving here if you have kids.

Melbourne

The second most populous city in Australia, Melbourne has been dubbed as the most liveable city in the world, according to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The city has enjoyed this honor for three years in a row now, making it a great place to move to. If you’re into culture and art, then you should definitely move to this city, as it is the cultural capital of Australia. However, Melbourne is also the 5th most expensive city to live in in the world, so you might consider the high cost of living if you want your family to move here.

Brisbane

With a subtropical climate and a multicultural community, Brisbane is another great Australian city to move to. Real estate is not as competitive as Sydney and Melbourne, yet the city is also a modern metropolitan. Because 25% of its population was born overseas, Brisbane is considered to be a foodie’s paradise for its bevy of local and international food offerings.

Perth

Though relatively isolated from the rest of the big cities in Australia, Perth has become a favorite for migrants for its booming economy, cheap real estate, abundant employment opportunities, and terrific parks and beaches. If you want to enjoy similar amenities to that of a big city but also enjoy a rural environment, then Perth is the place for you and your family.

There are other great cities in Australia for migrants, such as Adelaide – considered to be one of the most livable cities in the world, Canberra for its great school system, and Darwin for its growing mining and tourism industry and low population.

Need some help with your visa application processing? Move Migration’s licensed migration agents can help you break down the immigration process into simple stages. Visit Move Migration office at 8/281 Pacific Hwy, North Sydney NSW 2060 Australia or call +61 2 8006 0535 for more information about their services.

About the Author:

Michael Ma was a migration agent assistant for Move Migration – an immigration specialist boutique located in Sydney. They offer all kinds of assistance for visa applications such as the Australian partner visa and many more.

Australia is Experiencing an Increase in Permanent Immigration

Australia is a country based on immigration. For the country’s 22 million population, one in every four people are born overseas. This goes to show that Australia is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. It is also one of the countries with the highest proportions of immigrants – a true testament that people from all walks of life have come to call Australia their home.

Large scale immigration in Australia occurred after the Second World War, when the country opened its doors to refugees for humanitarian purposes. The Land Down Under, with its vast land, also had a small population, forcing the government to create the “Populate or Perish” policy. Since then, over 7 million people from all over the world have settled in Australia, with Europeans being the biggest group of immigrants to stay in the country permanently.

In a recent report released by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship(www.immi.gov.au), data shows that Europeans are no longer the top group for the largest number of permanent migrants in Australia this year. According to the report released by Immigration minister Brendan O’Connor, India is now the leading source of permanent immigrants to the country. For the 2011-2012 year duration, a reported 29,018 Indians became permanent residents of Australia, with China coming in a close second at 25, 509. This data shows that Asia is now the leading source of Australian permanent migrants. Whereas, in 2010, the UK and New Zealand were the top sources. Data also shows that from the top 10 source countries for Australian permanent migrants, 7 of them are from Asian regions. It also shows that Mandarin has overtaken Italian as the second most used language in the homes of Australian residents, making it second to English.

With the government’s strong focus on skilled migration, it is no wonder why people from countries nearer to Australia are heading their way to the Land Down Under. Currently, the Australian government is offering a major migration scheme where young people from financially struggling countries can work in the country with the Holiday Working Visa. Though it has received major criticisms, the Immigration Department insists that foreign workers have proven to support the workforce in sectors such as mining, construction, agriculture, and tourism, where there are major skilled labor shortages.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that these foreign workers, either Holiday Working Visa or Temporary Working Visa holders are attracted to the job opportunities of the regional areas of Western Australia and Queensland. With the current mining boom, more and more migrants are heading their way to these regions for better career opportunities and lower costs of living. These jobs are also fueling these regions’ increase in population, leading to the overall economic development.

With the Australian government wanting to attract high quality foreign workers, and students, as well, they have recently made some revisions to the visa application processes that will make it easier for qualified visa applicants to be granted entry to the country. There’s the streamlined visa processing for student visas and the possible changes to the revisions of the 457 visa.

It’s also not just foreign workers who want to move to Australia. Celebrities like LMFAO’s Redfoo and American R&B singer-songwriter Jason Derulo have both expressed wanting to move to and live in Australia.This just goes to show that Australia is not only attracting people for the good economy, but also for the great way of living.

Need some help with your visa application processing? Move Migration’s licensed migration agents can help you break down the immigration process into simple stages. Visit Move Migration office at 8/281 Pacific Hwy, North Sydney NSW 2060 Australia or call +61 468 402 825 for more information about their services.

About the Author:

Michael Ma was a migration agent in Move Migration, which is an immigration boutique specialist with migration agents based in Sydney, offering simple fee structures and exceptional services in all things about the Australian visa. They specialize in the Australian Partner Visa, Skilled Workers Visa, and many others.

Important Things to Remember When Moving In to Australia

moving in to australiaAustralia is one of most ideal countries to live in. With its excellent performing universities, high quality of life, great health and safety system, friendly and welcoming people and diverse culture, there is no doubt to this claim. All throughout the year, more people from the rest of the world are migrating to the country. And a couple more are starting to plan on migration. But if you’re someone who wants to bring your partner to move in with you in Australia and look for an Australia partner visa agent, then there’s definitely a way for you to achieve just that.

However, a lot of people thinks that the process of migrating to another country, and Australia especially, is difficult and dreary, more so in applying for a partner visa. Also, they think it’s quite difficult to look for efficient migration agents Sydney. Although it is true that application for any foreign visa will take time, the results are rewarding once you finish the process. And to make things easier for anyone who wants to bring their partners or spouses to the country, here are some important notes for you to consider in applying for a partner visa.

1. Proof of relationship.

A major component of the visa application is proving your relationship is genuine. The more proof you provide it is so, the higher chance for your application to be approved. Among the evidences to support that your relationship is real are:

  • Financial statement to prove that you and your partner have financial commitments to each other. Such commitments are ownership of a house, or having liabilities like loans and insurances.
  • Proof that your relationship is socially accepted i.e. your relationship is acknowledged by each of your families and friends. This can be shown via party invitations, mutual friends, and group photos.
  • Nature of commitment as evidence of your effort to stay in touch in times of plans, meet ups or separation.
  • Nature of household as evidence of joint responsibilities of your house/home. You must show that you are both responsible for paying the house bills, doing house chores, and both sharing ownership.
  • Provide a statement of your relationship’s history such as where and how you’ve met, the time you’ve been apart, details in meeting your partner’s family and friends, etc.

2. Provide the proper type of documents.

Make sure that these documents are certified copies, not plain copies or originals, but certified. But as to health and character documents, you will need to provide original copies.

If you are providing documents that are not written in the English language, then you must have English translations of it if applicable. Providing such will also minimize the time for processing, as the case officer will request one of you.

3. Sending your application.

If you have any Australian Immigration Embassy near your place, you can send it there. Otherwise, you will need to mail it in. The processing proper doesn’t start within a month or two. A “case officer” will be assigned to you to look over your application.

4. Don’t hesitate to ask!

If unsure on certain things, do not have second thoughts in asking, because it is better to be safe than sorry. Even with how small your question is, remember to inquire. Usually, problems arise from the failure of the applicant to ask questions regarding the process.

There you go! These 4 easy and simple steps will take you and your family to the land of your dreams. Move in together in Australia and experience this amazing destination.

About the Author:

Michael Ma is working as migration agent assistant at Move Migration is a boutique immigration specialist with a high success rate, giving its customers simple fee structures and exceptional service standards with the help of their credible migration agents Sydney, Australia.