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Hi,

 

I have been trying to start the process of applying to move to Australia for a while now, and really want to get the ball rolling but just don't know where to start.

 

A brief back ground: -

 

I am 27, my Fiance (Keely) is 36, we have our own daughter of 12 months and Keely has a daughter from a previous relationship who is 12. We have been together for 10 years so I have brought our eldest up and she has taken my surname.

 

I come from a carpentry background, but realised I did not want to do it all my days so went to university, part time to get my degree. I am currently in my 3rd year of my Construction Management Bsc.

 

Keely has her own degree from 1995 in English Literature. She has worked as a residential carer for 2 years. She has 7 years experience previous to that in hospitality.

 

I could really do with a good few pointers on where to start as I am going round in circles typing into google "I want to move to Australia, what do I do?"

 

Any help would be greatly received. I aim to want to go Autumn 2014 - From UK to Sydney area.

 

Thank-you

 

Tom

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I would check out downunderlive.co.uk for dates of expos as these are useful to find out a host of things you will have chance to speak to migration agents who will assess what type visa is best for you. Also check out immi.gov.au to see if your occupation is on the skills list. I get a monthly magazine from WHSmiths 'Australia and New Zealand' that also gives useful info.

Good luck


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Welcome to PIO - how exciting to be considering a move to Oz!

Firstly, Have you been given consent by the biological father of your eldest child to allow the move to Australia? Despite you having raised the child, this is something that is necessary and it is pointless even considering a visa as one will not be granted until consent is given - either voluntary or via the courts.

Purp

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Nic 1171 - Thanks for that but nothing coming up near me, something like that would be ideal a bit closer to home.

 

Anyone know of any expos in Cardiff/Swansea coming up?

 

Purpleal - Yes we have consent from him to go, I think one of these expos is a good start to speak to someone about everything!!

 

Thanks

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Hi,

 

I have been trying to start the process of applying to move to Australia for a while now, and really want to get the ball rolling but just don't know where to start.

 

A brief back ground: -

 

I am 27, my Fiance (Keely) is 36, we have our own daughter of 12 months and Keely has a daughter from a previous relationship who is 12. We have been together for 10 years so I have brought our eldest up and she has taken my surname.

 

I come from a carpentry background, but realised I did not want to do it all my days so went to university, part time to get my degree. I am currently in my 3rd year of my Construction Management Bsc.

 

Keely has her own degree from 1995 in English Literature. She has worked as a residential carer for 2 years. She has 7 years experience previous to that in hospitality.

 

I could really do with a good few pointers on where to start as I am going round in circles typing into google "I want to move to Australia, what do I do?"

 

Any help would be greatly received. I aim to want to go Autumn 2014 - From UK to Sydney area.

 

Thank-you

 

Tom

 

Do you have qualifications in carpentry? How long did you do it for, when did you last work as a carpenter?

 

Seriously, do not bother with an expo. You will stand in a queue wiatin for a migration agent to tell you whether you have a chance and if you do they will give you a card to make an appointment. There are some basic things that you can check yourself from the comfort of your armchair. First up is the question above about carpentry, which frankly seems like your best chance..

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I agree, the carpentry is looking the best bet for the visa and even then you may struggle depending on if you can pass the skills assessment.


Has two beautiful Aussie little girls :-)

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