Category: Immigration to Australia

Australia’s capital cities: Where is it cheaper to live?

If you are considering emigration to Australia, you no doubt want to get as much bang for your buck – or rand – as possible. So you may be asking, in which of Australia’s capital cities is it cheaper to live? Here is an idea of the average cost of living (in Australian dollars) for the main hubs: Melbourne  Accommodation: A hefty chunk of money is invested in accommodation, so

Do I Qualify For A Fast-Tracked Australian Global Talent Visa?

Introduced last year with a target of 5000 visas available, the Australian government just announced a threefold increase to 15,000 global talent visas for the 2020/21 year. These visas will receive priority processing within +/- 2 months. In particular, this Visa aims to target the following seven sectors: AgTech Space and advanced manufacturing FinTech Energy and mining technology MedTech Cyber security Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT To

How do I move my pets to Australia from South Africa?

Emigrating from South Africa to Australia may have been done by millions before you, but that does not make it any easier. One way to lower the stress of the big move is to feel the calming presence of your four-legged friends. The good news is that you can take your beloved dogs or cats – no more than two cats and/or two dogs – to Australia with you. Being

Do I qualify for a fast-tracked Australian Global Talent Visa?

Introduced last year with a target of 5000 visas available, the Australian government just announced a threefold increase to 15,000 global talent visas for the 2020/21 year. These visas will receive priority processing within +/- 2 months.  In particular, this Visa aims to target the following seven sectors: AgTech Space and advanced manufacturing FinTech Energy and mining technology MedTech Cyber security Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT To

Explore the Skilled Nomination Territories Before Emigrating to Australia

If you are thinking of emigrating to Australia on a 190 Skills Nominated visa by being nominated by an Australian state or territory government, you will have to know a few things about each area before applying. This particular visa will allow you and your dependent family to permanently live, work, and study in Australia if you meet the requirements of a territory or state’s specific skilled occupation list. Australian

Emigrating to Australia: Comparing the 189, 190 and 491 Work Visas

If you’re looking at emigrating to Australia, you might be able to do so under the general skilled migration category. There are three different types of skilled migration pathways for Australia under this category. Let’s explore the different requirements for each and establish how they might assist your residency needs.  Two of these visas offer permanent residency, while the subclass 491 category usually helps individuals bridge a gap period in

Different Investor Visa options for Australia and the changes being implemented later this year

Considering immigrating to Australia? If you have a substantial amount of capital in your position, you could be eligible to gain entry into the country as an investor through one of three different investor visa streams. Here is what you need to know. 

Our Guide to the Current Visa Costs for Australian Migration

If you are considering immigrating to Australia, you will undoubtedly be researching the different avenues available, paying special attention to the many different requirements and the various costs associated. Here is a basic overview of what to budget for when it comes to skilled migrations, business or investor migrations, and family migrations.  Skilled Migration  If you apply for employer sponsored migration, whether it is an Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (subclass

Immigrating to Australia on a Nominated Visa

The number of South Africans enquiring about Australian visas doubled between 2017 and 2019 [1]. There are many different visas to consider when immigrating to Australia. One of the most common categories of visas is the skilled visa category. Within this category, the Australian Skilled – Nominated Visa (subclass 190) is the most traditional visa for South Africans looking to live and work in Australia. What Are Nominations? There are

Two New Visas for Skilled Workers Immigrating to Australia

The new year is a great time to review your career development and decide if your current country of residence can still meet your expectations for professional fulfilment. If you have already made the decision to look offshore for new career opportunities, you will be pleased to know that immigrating to Australia has recently gotten a lot easier for skilled professionals. The government of Australia has finally approved the much-awaited