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Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in the Commonwealth of Australia

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Moving to Australia after Bachelor's

I have a 4 year bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from a university in England. I also have one year of internship experience working in a software company. I am planning on moving to ...
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Engineers Australia work experience assessment [duplicate]

I have been assessed by EA for my work experience. EA has given me 2 years of positive assessment even though I have 4 years of work experience, by saying that my first two years of work experience ...
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How many years will be deducted, if education in MSc Physics and experience in software engineer

I have a Master Degree in Physics and want to apply to the Australia Skilled visa, I don't know what exactly type of visa will be better for me but looks like Australia Skilled Independent visa: ...
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Skilled Migrant - AUS

I understand about ACS and IELTS/PTE steps to be followed before applying for Visa (189- Skilled Migrant). I have below mentioned questions - [1]All the sites about Australia Migration mention IELTS. ...
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Leaving Australia on a foreign passport

I have read everything I can find, but still don't have a definitive answer, so: I am a dual citizen, USA and Australia. I am about to leave Australia, but just noticed my Australian passport is ...
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Where am I resident for tax purposes?

I am a dual Australian / British citizen living in the United States on a G-4 spousal visa. I am classed as a non-resident alien in the US so fill out a 1040NR and only pay tax on US based income. ...
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Paying of Tax at the Airport in Australia?

I understand from the Australia government webpage, we are allow to bring in AUS$900 per adult. So example, if I brought a laptop from Singapore that cost AUD$1200+ and did not get a GST/Tax refund in ...
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I live in New Zealand and have a job offer from an Australian company. It's a remote position. Can I stay in New Zealand and work?

Irish national living in NZ. I have a working holiday visa and it runs out in September. Can I apply for a New Zealand Visa with a remote job? Should I get paid in Euro into my European account ? ...
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Riding motorcycle in Sydney

I plan to move to Sydney and seek a job. Currently, I generally use motorcycle to go around city. I am thinking about buying a motorcycle as soon as I reach there. But I have no idea about the ...
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Applying to NSW State sponsorship with 55 points

I am applying to New South Wales (NSW) state sponsorship (subclass 190) [Australia] with 55 points. My point breakdown is as follows Age: 30 pts Education: 15pts IELTS: (W:7, S:7, R:8.5, L:9): 10 ...
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Work experience

I am doing a Ph.D. which is fully paid by the Government. I want to apply for Australian PR. Will my research experience be counted as work experience, or do I need to show post-study experience?
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Confusion regarding docuents to send to ACS for skill assessment

This is like my first post in here . So I am planning to send my documents to ACS for skills assessment and I am a bit confused regarding the kind of documents that I should send them. Before going ...
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Australian PR : Can I work in New Zealand

I am moving to Australia under PR (Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) visa. Does this make me eligible for working in New Zealand also. Thank You
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Australian Skilled Independent Visa - Does working as a student count into work experience?

I'm planning to apply for an Australian Skilled Independent Visa during the years to come. The Immigration&Border protection site of the Australian Government writes that X years of work ...
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How to get a document notarized in Australia? [closed]

My friend is living in Australia. He wants to notarize a self-declared affidavit and send it to the USA. Where are the places he can have that affidavit notarized?
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Can I be in Australia on an ETA while my Subclass 457 in under review?

My employer is going to be sponsoring me to transfer from Canada to Australia under a Subclass 457 visa and will be lodging it shortly. Before this even came to be, I was planning a trip to Australia ...
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Best language test for first language English speaker to prove 'superior' English in Australia?

I am a South African looking at the Australian 189 independent skilled visa. The visa requires a demonstration of English language abilities, with maximum points awarded for 'superior' English as ...
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Do real estate agents in Melbourne actively help you find a rental?

I'm from Amsterdam and here it's very common for expats to get active assistance from real estate agents who will select rental properties based on your requirements/preferences and then take you for ...
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Does an Australia ETA (subclass 601) or eVisitor (subclass 651) visa ever have a no further stay condition?

We are planning to return to Australia and I was wondering if the ETA (subclass 601) or eVisitor (subclass 651) can have the "no further stay" condition attached (as could be the case with Work & ...
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Australian Skilled Independent Visa - What are the chances of my application getting accepted

I am planning to apply for the Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) Australian Visa over the next few years. I have read about the process of applying for this visa on the Australian immigration ...
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How Do I Prove I Have a Valid Special Category Australian Visa?

As a New Zealand citizen entering Australia, I am automatically granted a Special Category Visa that allows me to live and work in Australia indefinitely. When I enter Australia I have the option to ...
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Australian Skilled Independent Visa - How can I prove I have been employed in my nominated skilled occupation

I am planning to apply for the Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) visa in the next few years. The Australian immigration page writes that one might get plus points if the applicant has been working in ...
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Appropriate visa for visiting student research in Australia

I have been offered to join a University in Australia as a visiting student research on a project for 3-6 months (depends on the visa duration). I am currently enrolled as a Student in the ...
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Australian 457 partner same financial support and health insurance?

What does it mean that your partner must have same levels of financial support and health insurance on the 457 Australian work visa? I should mention I am from the UK and I don't have health insurance ...
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Leaving USA as a Dual national entering Australia without Australian passport

I am Australian and my 4 year old son is a US citizen. We are travelling to Australia VERY soon and I just realised he needs an Australian Passport. I have his Australian Citizenship certificate can I ...
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Importing used car form India to Australia

I am planning to move from India to Australia temporarily (4-5 years). I have a used car in India (about 5-6 months old). I would like to know whether I can import it to Australia?. Its a hatchback by ...
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Will it affect the chances of permanent residency in Australia if I visa over stay in USA? [closed]

I overstayed my visa in USA after entering legally and working for three years. Now, I have a job offer in Australia and I'm looking for permanent residency. Will my past affect the future now?
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Australian spousal VISA refused, grounds to appeal? [closed]

I'm from the UK and my wife is Australian. I applied for a spousal VISA in 2009 which was granted (provisionally). We lived in Australia for about a year before returning to the UK. We then visited ...
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What is the process of a Subclass 457 – Business (Long Stay) visa for Australia

I am Canadian. I used my working holiday visa for Australia (2 years total) and I've been out of the country for 2 years. A former employer has asked me to come back and work for him and that he would ...
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Visa refusal for australia

I'm from Punjab, and applied for a student with spouse visa for Australia in subclass 573. My visa got rejected with: Your visa rejection is due to 573.224(a) migration regulation 1994. I had ...
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How to recieve packages from overseas to AU [closed]

When living in a foreign country (in my case Australia), without a place at your residence to receive parcels you often have an option to get a parcel locker from the post office. However, the parcel ...
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US visa cancelled with prejudice, can I apply PR visa for Canada or Australia?

My B1/B2 visa has been cancelled recently (cancelled with prejudice), I want to apply for Australia or Canada PR. Can I apply? I was travelling with my two kids to visit my husband. My husband landed ...
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How can I get in Australia without complete education? [closed]

I am an ACCA Part II qualified student and now working in Changhong Ruba Trading Pvt Ltd, Pakistan as Branch Accountant. My studies are not complete as ACCA Final Level need to be complete but due to ...
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Do I need a degree in field I am working in (IT) to apply for Australia Skilled visa as a software engineer or any degree is enough?

I have a degree in Civil Engineering and want to apply to the Australia Skilled visa, I didn't know what exactly type of visa will be better for me but looks like Australia Skilled Independent visa: ...
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Engineering Australia Assesment - Required Work Experience

In their website Section 3.B. it is mentioned: for those who have at least 1 year Australian work experience, and / or at least 3 years Overseas work experience in their nominated occupation or ...
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Working as contractor in Australia as foreign citizen (EU)

I'm an EU-Citizen and I'd like to consider opportunity of working in Australia as IT-specialist (developer). If I find an opportunity to work there as contractor/freelancer, can I simply register my ...
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Where to encash American check in Australia?

Where/How can I encash a US Treasury check in Australia ? Of course, for the least fee.
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Best way of new grad getting sponsored for Australian Work Visa

I am in the last stages of obtaining my Masters of Science, am young (24), and have been looking at options of getting my first job abroad, specifically Australia has always been that destination for ...
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Applying for ACS skills assessment and student visa [closed]

I have applied to few colleges in Australia for my masters degree and I am expecting to study there starting from August. For this to happen I will also be applying for a student visa in a couple of ...
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How to rent a house in Melbourne Australia?

I'll be arriving in Australia (Melbourne) on 18 March 2015. I'll need to rent a house very soon after I arrive. Assuming I have enough cash for rent up front, and a bond of e.g. 1 month's rent, what ...
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What is required to get car insurance in Australia?

I'll be arriving in Australia (Melbourne) on 18 March 2015. I'll need to buy a car very soon after I arrive and I'll need to get car insurance. I have a full Irish driving license and 7 year's ...
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How is United States Citizenship affected by taking Australian Citizenship

I am a US Citizen with Australian Permanent Residency (over 13 yrs now). I wish to have Australian Citizenship without endangering my US Citizenship. I understand that there is no provision in US Law ...
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Improving chances of obtaining Visitor Visa (Family stream) for more than 3 months

My sister has applied for a Australian Visitor Visa (family sponsored stream) and I, an Australian citizen, am the sponsor. She has a plan of spending 6 months traveling in Australia, of which 3 ...
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Australia visa Immigrant country-of-origin preferences?

Just a general question for those lucky enough to hold dual-triple-etc citizenships. Does Australia Immigration have preferences/bias to the number of skilled independent worker visa's (subclass 189) ...
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Skill assessments for Australian PR process

I am thinking of applying for an Australian PR (skilled independent visa subclass 189). Both I and my wife are software engineers. For this visa would both of us have to get our skills assessed by ...
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How much money in account is satisfactory for applying to Work and Live in Australia (Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189))?

I am single, 25 years old, software engineer with 2.5 years of working experience. I want to apply for immigrant visa from Pakistan to Australia. How much money in account is satisfactory for ...
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Does having a misdemeanor on my criminal record affect chances of getting a Australian/NZ Visa?

Long Story Short: I'm a graduate student looking to move to Australia for work from the USA. During my first year of graduate school, I fell into being "in the wrong place at the wrong time" and was ...
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Australian Passport processing Time

I went into the consulate the other day to apply for the renewal of my Australian passport as I was born there and haven't renewed it in the past year. I had all the documents in order and the ...
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Recognition of British Computer Society Higher Education for migration for the following countries

I'm an IT support engineer with 3 Years experience, currently holding a Professional Graduate Diploma in IT (PGD)(BCS) which is equivalent to a university honors degree in England, and is recognized ...
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Immigrating from South Africa to Australia

Is it better to work directly through the Australian embassy or to work with an immigration lawyer in order to move from South Africa to Australia? I have heard horror stories from people who used ...