Any americans successfully immigrate to Australia?

  • C_Dezi

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    Aug 01, 2013 2:14 PM GMT
    I'm looking to make the move across the great pond. Want to start the next chapter of my life in Aussie/Thailand region. Tried the corporate route but couldn't stick with it long enough. To damn boring. Any guys that have made the move and have the inside scoop on ways to make this happen? Not interested in illegal, or marrying in either. Just legit and possible.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 01, 2013 2:20 PM GMT
    Most people that migrate to other countries need 2 things, an advanced college degree and a job.
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    Aug 01, 2013 3:08 PM GMT
    doing that now. leave aug 31st. the quickest way is a '462' working holiday. its $300ish with approval in days. and allows u to work 6 mo. and stay 1 yr. i met guys on here who then got sponsered with 457 visas to stay indefinitely. though if u have a proper education/skill u shouldnt need a sponser. they have an official occupation list.
    i know u dont want an office job, but u dont have to work in ur declared profession, an they have 'outdoor' stuff,,,like farmer,,,
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    Aug 01, 2013 4:16 PM GMT
    C_Dezi saidAussie/Thailand region.


    Chuckle...
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    Aug 02, 2013 3:19 AM GMT
    457 visas are for skilled workers and they have a list online for qualified skills necessary to be eligible.

    It seemed like you still might qualify for a 462 work and holiday visa (6 mo. limit per employer and can stay to a year), if you are itching to get to australia.

    Other than that it's either receiving company/work sponsorship.

    And I'm assuming you don't have any relationship with an australian or new zealand individual of which the former can sponsor you and the latter can sponsor you to stay in australia for 5 years as temporary resident.

    Look into 457 visa and see if your skills match up.


  • C_Dezi

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    Aug 02, 2013 5:11 AM GMT
    what is i have family over there? no direct upline relatives but i have aunts and uncles that live there. they work in the same industry (produce) that i have for the past few years. maybe a stretch?
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    Aug 02, 2013 5:17 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidMost people that migrate to other countries need 2 things, an advanced college degree and a job.


    Speaking on behalf of my people...
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    Aug 02, 2013 5:19 AM GMT
    C_Dezi saidwhat is i have family over there? no direct upline relatives but i have aunts and uncles that live there. they work in the same industry (produce) that i have for the past few years. maybe a stretch?


    Unfortunately immigration through family relations is limited within the immediate family (brothers, sisters, parents or its equivalent). There are some exceptions but it won't apply to you.

    Best bet is to look for sponsorship either by applying in jobs while offshore or try your luck by being onshore (using visas like work holiday visa) and hope they'll be able to help with sponsorship or temp residency visa (skilled workers etc.). Unfortunately, americans don't get a 2nd yr work holiday visa (other citizens can but requires farm work interim) so that 1st year is crucial as it will pass really quickly.

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    Aug 03, 2013 3:44 AM GMT
    http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/sol.pdf
    looks like they got rid of farmer,,,,i swear it was there for 2012-2013
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    Aug 03, 2013 5:42 AM GMT
    While I was on vacation 8 years ago there were a few Americans that made the transition. One was a videographer on a dive boat in Cairns and another was an engineer that worked out of Sydney. Australia is very much like the US but much nicer overall. Immigrants there but not the problems we have here. It is one of the few countries I would move to right away if I knew people there.