After a fresh start in Australia? Here’s what you’ll need to make it happen February 27, 2019 More and more South African citizens are emigrating to Australia, and it’s easy to understand why. A strong economy, diverse population and wild open spaces are all good reasons to create a life for you and your family. Even though Australia is renowned for strict border laws, immigration isn’t impossible, and definitely worth considering if you’re looking for a stable place to call home. Emigrating from South Africa to Australia – what’s it like? Moving to any new country is taxing. Being prepared and being ready for anything sets you in good stead to settle comfortably into everyday life as a South African expat in Australia. A cultural hub, Australia is home to many impressive museums, many of which are free to visit. Since it’s a popular destination for South African expats, it’s pretty easy to find South African food to really make your new home, home. South Africans need a visa to get to Australia Aside from being born Australian or possessing an Australian or New Zealand passport, getting into Oz requires a visa. There are a few different types of visas available, and it’s crucial to know which one is right for you; as it’s possible to be banned for up to 10 years for providing incorrect information. The only way for those with the qualifications fulfilling the required skills list is with the General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa. In order to receive this visa, you’ll need to meet the basic requirements and pass the Australian Immigration Points test. This tests for things like age, qualification, years of experience, and much more. Business Skills visas are for those who have successful businesses already and want to expand to Australia. There is also an Employer Sponsored visa – this applies to those have been offered employment by an Australian company and are thus sponsored to live there. Making the application is easy enough; just head to the Australian High Commission site and follow the steps provided. Can my partner get an Australian immigration visa? Short answer – yes. This only applies to the partner of an Australian citizen or permanent resident. However, once you’ve arrived and settled in Australia, there is the option of bringing your parents over too. Going through an immigration agency is a good idea, as they’ll be able to assist throughout the entire visa process for Australian immigration. It’s important to remember to take the essentials from home; the things that make life easier. One of those things is your finances, and FinGlobal is a specialist in cross-border transfers, financial emigration from South Africa, and can even assist in setting up a new bank account in Australia for you. While we can’t assist with the visa, we’re ready and waiting to help you control the movement of your finances as you move to a new home. Contact us today and we’ll make sure your finances stay stable while your entire world changes. Send us a message Leave your details below including a short message and a financial consultant will contact you. 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