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What are the best locations to live in? The seven best places to live in Australia are Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. We’ve worked out which place is best depending on what you care about most, from culture and climate to job opportunities.

Is it a good idea to immigrate to Australia? Yes, of course, it is a very good idea to migrate there for better educational facilities, better infrastructure, and a higher standard of living. Migrating to Australia can be a good decision. A lot of people visit Australia to seek job growth and also find good career opportunities there.

Is Australia a safe place to live? Probably safer than where you live now. Australia has a very low crime rate compared to most countries. Violent crimes such as rape, abductions, and murder are rare. Not only is Australia a safe place to live, but Australian society also encourages playing sports, outdoor activities, and a healthy lifestyle.

Can I move to Australia without a job? It is possible to go there on a visa without a job offer. The SkillSelect programme is for people who want to move to Australia in order to seek employment. They do not need a sponsor, but they have to prove that they have the skills and qualifications necessary to work in an occupation on the Australian Skilled Occupations List.

How much money do you need in your bank account to go to Australia? Australia’s guideline for a sufficient amount is $5000; the amount may vary, however, depending on how long you are planning to stay. You are also required to have a return or onward ticket or the money to purchase one. You may also be asked for a bank statement when entering the country and an air ticket. For migration, it would depend on how many people, what visa subclass, and what time of year you plan to leave. There are various costs pertaining to each application as well.

What is a 482 visa? What is a Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)? The Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482), or "TSS visa," is a work visa that allows Australian employers to sponsor a person from overseas to work in their business in Australia.

Can I apply for PR with 482 visas? The 482 visas will be split into two streams. If you’re only eligible for the short-term stream, unfortunately, you will not be able to transition to permanent residency. However, if you get a TSS visa via the medium-term stream, you may be able to apply for PR after three years.

What is the difference between the 189 and 190 visas? There is not much difference between the two visa subcategories. The application process, Australia PR visa fees, and other criteria are the same for Skilled Independent Visa (SIV) 189 and State Sponsored Visa (SSV) 190, aside from the need for Subclass 190 applicants to obtain state sponsorship.

How do I get a 190 visa in Australia? To apply for a Subclass 190 visa, you need to submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) in the SkillSelect online immigration system of Australia and, subsequently, obtain a nomination from a state or territory government agency in Australia. The minimum point score you need to obtain on a point-based system is 65.

What are the requirements for an Australian student visa? In order to study in Australia, you will need to obtain an Australian student visa. You must be able to prove to the Department of Home Affairs that you meet the following key Australian student visa requirements: - Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement - Financial requirements - English proficiency requirements - Health and character requirements

Is 'The Aussie Handbook' MARA registered? We have a dedicated Australian-based immigration lawyer and registered MARA agent on our team through an exclusive agency agreement. Dr.Etienne Hugo is the founder and director of Teleo Immigration Specialists in Sydney, NSW.

Do I qualify to immigrate to Australia? The General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program is the only path for skilled workers to emigrate to Australia. Candidates must meet the Basic Requirements for GSM and pass the Australian Immigration Points Test to qualify for a visa to move to Australia.

Can you emigrate to Australia if over 45? Depending on your skill or employment offer, there are various pathways one could look at if you were above the age of 45, including regionally designated visas and employment sponsorship visas. There are age concessions through the newly introduced DAMA (Designated Area Migration Agreements) agreements as well.

What is a 189 visa? The Australian Skilled-Independent Visa (subclass 189) is an Australian skilled visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member. A visa holder can live and work permanently anywhere in Australia. Certain family members can be included in the application.

Can I sponsor my family to Australia? Family members who wish to migrate to Australia under one of the visa categories outlined below must have sponsorship from a relative in Australia to be eligible. The sponsor must be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

Can you help me find a job? The Aussie Handbook applies unique and creative strategies to market a candidate to the Australian employment market. We have been very successful in placing individuals with sponsorships in Australia.

How long does Australian permanent residency last? Normally, as a permanent resident, your visa will let you leave and come back into Australia for up to five years from the date it was granted. After five years, if you want to leave and return to Australia as a permanent resident, you must have a Five Year Resident Return visa.

How long does it take to get a permanent residence visa to immigrate to Australia? Every application is different, and processing times largely depend on the type of visa being applied for. For the most recent guidelines for Australian visa processing times, see Global visa and citizenship processing times on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

How long does it take to get a permanent residency in Australia after marriage? Two years after you apply for the subclass 820 visa, you will be eligible to apply for the permanent 801 visa. Processing time will take about 18 months or so. So in this situation, the quickest likely time that you will be granted permanent residency is 3.5 to 4 years from the time you get married.

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