189 Visa Process: How to Immigrate to Australia (Skilled Independent)

189 Visa Process: How to Immigrate to Australia (Skilled Independent)

If you want to immigrate to Australia and are wondering how to get Australian permanent residency (pr), this guide will walk you through the steps I took to get a points-tested, subclass 189 skilled independent visa. The 189 visa is a skilled migration visa, where...
Starting a Business in Australia as a Sole Trader

Starting a Business in Australia as a Sole Trader

If you’re thinking of starting a business in Australia as a sole trader, this guide will walk you through the process, from choosing a business name to ABN registration on the Australian Business Register (ABR). Since many of you readers are migrants, or haven’t...
Medicare Australia: Healthcare System Explained

Medicare Australia: Healthcare System Explained

If you’re thinking of moving Down Under, knowing how Medicare Australia, the public healthcare system, works is vital. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, you’re probably more concerned than ever about what standard of healthcare you can expect when you migrate. I had...
5 Ways of Making Friends Abroad You May Not Have Considered

5 Ways of Making Friends Abroad You May Not Have Considered

Making friends while working or living abroad is an important part of settling into your new home. Having a good social network is likely to result in a more successful move. But how do you go about meeting people in an unfamiliar country? To give you some...
How to Transfer Money Abroad Cheaply with Wise

How to Transfer Money Abroad Cheaply with Wise

If you’re planning on moving overseas and need to move your savings over, you’re probably wondering how to transfer money abroad cheaply. As an expat, I’ve often had to transfer money to Australia from the UK. After a lot of research, I decided that...
Emigration Preparation Part 2: Let the Madness Begin

Emigration Preparation Part 2: Let the Madness Begin

In my last blog post, I detailed how I finally got my permanent residency visa for Australia, why I decided to go backpacking across Australia’s south coast, and the terror that set in once the whole notion of migrating had sunk in! Here are the grown-up hurdles...
Emigration Preparation Part 1: Visa Excitement & the Ensuing Terror

Emigration Preparation Part 1: Visa Excitement & the Ensuing Terror

Immigrating to Australia. It’s a pretty dramatic concept. One that may fill you with terror or excitement. Either way, it’s a word that you would associate with months of organisation involving paperwork, cardboard boxes and tearing out clumps of your...