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Hi.

We are a family of 6 looking at emigrating to Oz from the UK but don't know where to start. We would be grateful of any help that anyone could give us and the best company to contact to help us get things rolling.

Thanks in advance 

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The quickest way to get all the information is to book an initial consultation with a migration agent. Try Suncoast Migration, Go Matilda, Pinoy Australia or Andre Burger.

In a nutshell, though:  if you want to emigrate to Oz, then one of you MUST have qualifications and experience in an occupation that's on the Skilled Lists.  If your occupation isn't on the skilled list, then you can't migrate, end of story, no matter how well-qualified or hard-working you are.

The big difficulty is that the normal list is suspended right now due to Covid, and we don't know what the list will look like when things get back to normal (which will likely not be until early 2022).  You can look at the old list to give you an idea, though.  

If you or your partner happen to have an occupation on the Priority list (a special, very short list for use during Covid), you're in luck as they are still being processed. If not, it probably won't be worth even applying till late this year, and then the whole application process takes about a year to complete. So you also need to consider your age - you need to get the visa before you turn 45.

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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