My wife and I are seriously contemplating a move to OZ (Sydney to be precise) and haven't done anything other than think about it and research it up to this point.
I am comforted by quite a few posts/treads on this site from people who are really enjoying being out there without any regrets.
I do have a couple of general concerns though and wondered if you'd be so kind as to offer any advice:
1) We both have professions listed in (or very close) to the MODL and plan on skilled entry rather than sponsored. How long roughly should this take from start to finish? Some people seem to take 2 years!!! I'm rather impatient and once we make the decision I'd love to be out there within a year, is that possible?
2) We have been trying for children for some time but to no avail, we don't see this as a reason to stop thinking about OZ but wondered if it would be a major spanner in the works if my wife fell pregnant during the visa application process etc..? Would they care?
3) I unfortunately have a couple of recent driving offences (inc 1 small ban) and didn't know if this would be a stumbling block when it came round to police checks? Other than those I'm a good boy, promise!
Thanks again for any advice you may be able to offer.