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

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Emigrating from Ireland to Australia. What should I know?

Like the title says, I'm planning on emigrating from Ireland to Australia next year and I'm wondering is there a comprehensive list of things I should know before I go. I have a degree in Computer ...
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Offered Position In United States, Don't Quality For Australian E3 Work Visa, What Are My Options?

I have all but been offered a position with an American company for a software development position. However, I have discovered I am ineligible for an E3 Visa (an Australian resident visa for working ...
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Transferring From Australia Visit Visa to other AU visa

I would like to know if I go to Australia on visit visa (600), can I change to another visa (e.g. work permit-457) while I will be on visit visa inside Australia ? or Do I have to go outside of ...
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I'm at the end of my Australia working holiday visa, do I need to leave the country for study visa?

I'm at the end of my Australia working holiday visa, do I need to leave the country, if I decided to study full time for more than 6 months? But the course will be start after my visa ends. Do I need ...
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Australia: Sponsor hunting on an eVisitor visa?

Is it possible to come to Australia on an eVisitor (Subclass 651) visa for job and sponsor hunting, and then apply and be granted a 457 visa without leaving the territory? Apparently, people used to ...
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Tax - Australian citizen working in USA

I'm an Australian citizen and I just got an offer to move to USA and work for an American company. After I move, all my income will be from my salary and I won't have any income in Australia (apart ...
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EU citizen, non-EU spouse, work travel visa Australia?

I am wondering if it is possible for my spouse to get a work holiday visa for NZ or Australia too? If not what would our alternative options be? She is from Brazil, I am from Ireland we currently ...
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How to find a job in New Zealand or Australia without work visa?

Employers will offer Job only if I have Work Visa, I can get Work visa only if I have valid offer letter. I am in this deadlock situation. I am from India having 4 years of experience in IT industry....
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Impact of loss of old passport on Australian Immigration process

I have lost a passport that I had in the early 90s. I travelled to the US and China on it with my parents. Unfortunately I lost it sometime over the next decade as my next international travel was in ...
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Am I eligible to migrate as skilled worker?

I am 28 years old, Brazilian and I graduated last year (February 2013, to be more exactly) as a Bachelor in Computer Science. I'm reading about the migration process and I want to migrate to Australia ...
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Transferring Australian superannuation to United Kingdom (for Australian citizen)

I am an Australian citizen now permanently resident in the UK, while I lived and worked in Australia my employers contributed to my superannuation fund. A) Is it possible to transfer my ...
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Bridging visa effects on Australian citizenship

I thought I recently became eligible for Australian Citizenship, but after calling DIBP, I discovered my four years started counting after I was granted a bridging visa. What was the time I spent on ...
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Leaving Australia but still have a driver's license … with an incorrect address?

When you move house in Australia, you have to let (well in Victoria State) VicRoads know your new address within weeks, or face a fine. However, I'm looking to either go travelling for a few months, ...
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Washington accord accredited engineering degree for Australia visa subclass 476

I recently check the website to apply for 476 visa and I noticed they have changed the way they mentioned the name of recognized institutes and referring to them as Washington Accord institutions, ...
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When is the starting date of a Recognised Graduate visa in Australia?

I am going to lodge a temporary visa named Recognised Graduate visa. My question is what is the starting date of its 18 months period, arrival date or grant date? When I reseive the visa, how much ...
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If you have dual South African and New Zealand citizenship, are you able to get an Australian one as well?

Or will you be required to give up one of the other two citizenships before you are able to gain it?
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Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) and iBT for Australia?

This is a statement from this page: ..., you must achieve a score of at least 6 in each of the four components of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or another language ...
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Medical insurance by not for profit orgs in Australia?

I have migrated from the USA to Australia as a Permanent Resident and am looking for private medical insurance I am searching my options between not for profit medical insurance providers (like ...
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How to get a job in Australia before I go there?

I have been granted permanent residency in Australia (i.e. I can live and work there). I intend to relocate from Ireland in October. Ideally I could have a job line up before I go, as it's a high-risk ...
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How to transfer Alabama (USA) driver's license to a Northern Territory (AU) driver's license?

I have recently emigrated to Australia as a PR. Am I eligible to drive upon arrival in Australia and can I transfer my driver's license from Alabama to Northern Territory?
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How to transfer a New Zealand driver's license for a Victorian state license in Australia?

When you move to Australia as a New Zealand citizen, you're allowed to drive for a while on your NZ license (time depends on state). In Victoria, how do you change to an Australian license?
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How does compulsory voting work in Australia, if you're not normally resident, but back during an election?

Australia has compulsory voting in federal elections, by-elections and referendums. With a few exceptions, if you're an Australian citizen resident in Australia, you have to vote. If you move abroad, ...
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How does 'Bulk Billing' work under Medicare in Australia?

You seem to have the option of going to a 'normal' doctor, or one that bulk bills. One charges a lot and you get a refund from Medicare, the other seems 'free'? What's the difference, and do you have ...
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Adjusting to a humid tropical climate

I recently migrated from USA to Darwin, Australia. The weather went from living in a primarily cold place to a city which is extremely humid. Looks like the blood thinning may take over a year for my ...
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Does Australian Medicare cover me internationally? [closed]

I am an Australian PR. Will Australian medicare cover me on my trips abroad (to USA/Dubai/India/Bangladesh) ?