I'm dying to emigrate to Aus but my partner isn't as keen as he is doing really well in his career and it would be detrimental for him to upsticks now. But I want to emigrate while we're still young and not having to worry about kids etc (we're both late twenties), so I'm worried that by the time he's ready to start looking at a visa with the processing times etc, it'll be nearly a decade by the time we're out there. So what I wondered is how long you have between getting your visa granted and actually emigrating? Can I get a visa (it would be a skilled or state sponsored one methinks) and not emigrate for a few years? I thought this might be a better tack with my partner if we get the visa while we've still got those precious 5 points for being under 30, and then in a few years when we are ready we'll have the visa so we can just go.
I've been wading through immigration websites and trying to find this information but then I thought I'd ask the experts instead! Thanks guys!