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Get your Partner Visa to Australia Today!

Get your Partner Visa to Australia Today!

 

Planning to move in with your partner in Australia? You can apply and get your Partner Visa to Australia today! To be eligible to for this visa, you have to be married to an Australian citizen or an eligible applicant from New Zealand. If you are in a 12 months defacto relationship, you can also obtain a Spouse Visa to Australia.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTNER VISA

  • You are at least 18 years old and are legally eligible to be in a relationship or get married
  • You should be legally married and have documents to prove so
  • You have a genuine relationship with your partner
  • Incase you are unmarried, you should be in a relationship with your partner for at least 12 months and will be continuing it further
  • You should clear the health and character criteria mentioned by the immigration of Australia

Once these requirements are met, you are highly eligible for getting the visa.

 

THE PROCEDURE

To apply for the visa, you have be overseas or in Australia on a temporary visa. These will help in securing your visa. For instance, you have a better chance at getting a partner visa if you are in Australia than from overseas.

To start with your visa procedure, fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts at Migrate Me will get in touch with you.

 

PERMANENT RESIDENCY THROUGH PARTNER VISA

Once you have resided in Australia for over 2 years, you can apply for permanent residency in Australia. The criteria to be considered while applying for permanent residency, is that you are still in a relationship with your partner.

The other circumstances under which you can be taken into consideration for applying for permanent visa are:

  • If you, as an applicant and your Australian spouse/partner have children who are under the age of 18 years
  • If the spouse/partner died during this period
  • If your dependent’s have gone through domestic violence during this period of 2 years

These are the basic criteria. Apart from these, to improve your chances at getting a permanent visa, there are other conditions like character verification from your firm, etc., which are highly valuable for applying for permanent visa.

 

VISA APPLICATION

To join your partner in Australia, it is by getting your documentations right. Once the documentations are submitted and verified by the Immigration department of Australia, you will receive your visa.

 

To start with the application process, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our MARA-Registered Visa and Immigration experts will get in touch with you with your assessment reports and help you with your visa possibilities.

 

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STEPS TO EMIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA

STEPS TO EMIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA

 

Emigrating to a new country is a task in itself. And while you are doing so, there are many questions you are bound to ask yourself. How aware you about the emigrating process? Do you know about the skills assessment system?

Many such questions arise among people who are planning to relocate to a new land. Migrate Me brings you a list of steps that will guide you through the emigration process to Australia.

 

STEPS TO EMIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA

STEP #1 POINTS ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

The first step while migrating to Australia is to know your value in Australia. Before migrating to Australia, you have to take an assessment yourself through the point based assessment system. This system will help you assess your professional and personal skills and reveal your eligibility to migrate to Australia.

At Migrate Me, our MARA-Registered Visa & Immigration specialists will assess your profile according to the Points Assessment System and also help you score better in your assessments.

 

STEP #2 GET SPONSORED IN AUSTRALIA

To get a sponsor from your employer in Australia helps you while you are migrating to Australia. Though finding a job in a new country can be a tedious job, having a offer letter from your employer while applying for a working visa adds on to your profile. This improves your probability of getting a working visa in Australia.

In this case, getting professional not only helps improve your scope of getting a job at the earliest, but also has professionals taing up the task on your behalf. Migrate Me provides Job Assistance services to compliment your visa requirements.

 

STEP #3 COMPLETE DOCUMENTATION

For any visa, you have to provide certain documents for verification. Some of these documentations are:

 

  • Job Reference Letter
  • Salary or Pay Slips
  • Tax records
  • Education Qualifications
  • Bank Statements
  • Identity And Residential Proof
  • Passports

And any other documents required for further verifications.

These documents are common for all kind of visas. But certain visa types have specific requirements for documentation.

Make sure you have these documents handy while applying for visa. Delay in submission can lead to delay in the visa process.

To know more about this, please fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts at Migrate Me will get in touch with you.

 

STEP #4 APPLICATION

To get a visa approval, it takes up to 8 to 9 months after visa application. It is important to apply for visa on time to start the processing.

Also, while applying, make sure the documents submitted are legit and proper. Delay in submission or resubmission of documents will further delay the process, thus resulting in delayed visa.

In case of any doubts, please get in contact with our experts who will guide you through the application procedure to make best use of your valuable time.

 

These are the main steps of visa application and emigration. If you are thinking of migrating to Australia, knowing about these will come in handy and help you understand the process better.

 

Still have doubts about migration? Just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let us guide you through your migration to Australia.

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6 REASONS TO LOVE SYDNEY, THE JEWEL CITY OF AUSTRALIA

6 REASONS TO LOVE SYDNEY, THE JEWEL CITY OF AUSTRALIA

 

Sydney is the jewel among all cities in Australia. It is among the top few cities with the highest number of tourists coming in every year. Sydney was designed with the aim of attracting more travellers, and the beautiful scenaries and landmarks adds to the beauty of the city.

 

BEACHES

Australia is a part of earth surrounded by water on all sides. So it goes without speaking that seashores are one of its specialities. The rich fora an Fauna are also a part of the extremely beautiful continent. Some of the best beaches in this country are located in Sydney.

 

More than 100 beaches line the city of Sydney. They vary in size as per the topograpy of the area. They are located on the City’s Pacific Ocean costline and its bays, rivers and harbors.

 

Some of the must visit beaches in Sydney are the Palm Beach, Manly, Bondi, Coogee and Cronulla beach. It is a blend of the perfect wave and golden sands to spend time and watch the hours pass by in serene silence, as well as roaring surfboards. The variety never stops.

 

SAFE FOR ALL!

Smooth travel experiences and lasting memories are the result of high security standards maintained in Australia. Sydney being a central hub of activities in the country attracts a lot of safety regulations and regular updates in its safety policies.

 

TRANSPORTATION

The transport system in Sydney is pretty solid. Comprising of an extensive network of rail, road and water transport, Sydney is one of the best connected. Even according to a 2006 census,

 

THE CULTURE

Australia welcomes migrants from all over the world who come to study, work and live in Australia. This adds to the already diverse culture of Australia, making it one of the most multicultural country.

Statistically, out of the 22 million Australians, 44% were either born overseas or their parents belong to other countries. You will come across more than 200 languages that are spoken in Australia. And in the past few decades, Australia became the home for migrants from more than 200 countries.

 

IT’S AUSTRALIA!

Australia tops the list of the Most Visited Destination in the world. It is also known to top the list of World’s Dream Destinations, followed by Italy. From Sydney Harbour to the beached to the food and shopping, Sydney always ranks among the top 3 cities among travellers.

If you are travelling to Australia, Sydney will definitely top your list of destinations.

 

SO MUCH TO DO

There is so much to do in Sydney – literally! From famous attractions and landmarks like the Opera House, Sydney and Darling harbour, Beaches like Bondi and Manly, The rocks, Blue Mountain trips, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Theatres and art galleries.

Sydney has something for everyone to do and enjoy.

 

So hop on to a flight to the jewel of Australia – Sydney and rediscover the beauty of this city.

To know more about tourist visa, just fill in the FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts at Migrate Me will get back to you.

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AUSTRALIA – MIGRATION SKILL ASSESSMENT

AUSTRALIA – MIGRATION SKILL ASSESSMENT

 

When entering Australia, you will have to provide proof of your skills under certain skilled migration visa programs. For anyone who is applying for a work or permanent residency visa should be aware of the Migration Skill Assessment.

 

WHAT IS THE SKILL ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS?

 

Before applying for a Point Tested Skilled Migration, you must select your occupation from the Skilled Occupation List. You should have evidence to present to the authority who conduct assessment as per your nominated occupation.

The validity of the Skill Assessment is valid till the date of expiry mentioned on the assessment, or 3 years from the date of issue has elapsed, which ever comes first.

 

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY PROVISIONAL ASSESSMENT?

 

The skill assessment for Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) is also known as a Provisional Assessment. This skill assessment is for gratuates who recently graduated from Australian educational institutions and are applying for a subclass 485 visa.

Though the requirements for this assessment is similar to the general migration assessment, the English Proficiency Test is an addition.

 

WHO ARE THE ASSESSING AUTHORITIES? WHAT IS THEIR ROLE IN FINDING EMPLOYMENT IN AUSTRALIA?

 

The list of the Assessment authorities are mentioned in the SOL (Skilled Occupation List) and CSOL (Consolidated Skilled Occupation List) provided by the Australian Immigration. Once you have filled in your application, you have to contact the relevant authority to assess your skills. These assessment authorities have their separate procedures, time period and charges as per their nominated sector.

 

WHAT ARE ANZSCO CODES?

 

ANZSCO (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations) is statistically designed to organise data collected. The classifications based on the skills and experience that the individual provides during his application.

 

A few examples of ANZSCO codes are

  • Acupuncturist (ANZSCO code 252211)
  • Clinical psychologist (ANZSCO code 272311)
  • Complementary Health Therapists n.e.c. (ANZSCO code 252299)
  • Dental specialist (ANZSCO code 252311)
  • Dietician (ANZSCO code 251111)
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor (ANZSCO code 272112)
  • Enrolled nurse (ANZSCO code 411411)
  • General medical practitioner (ANZSCO code 253111)
  • Health professionals (ANZSCO code 25)
  • Intensive care ambulance paramedic (AUS) / ambulance paramedic (NZ) (ANZSCO code 411112)
  • Massage therapist (ANZSCO code 411611)
  • Optometrist (ANZSCO code 251411)
  • Paediatrician (ANZSCO code 253321)
  • Physiotherapist (ANZSCO code 252511)
  • Psychologists n.e.c. (ANZSCO code 272399)
  • Radiologist (ANZSCO code 253916)
  • Retail pharmacist (ANZSCO code 251513)
  • Social worker (ANZSCO code 272511)
  • Surgeon (general) (ANZSCO code 253511)
  • Therapy aide (ANZSCO code 423314)

 

Migrate Me conducts FREE VISA ASSESSMENT to help determine if you meet the requirements set by the Australian Immigration to study, work and live in Australia.

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STUDYING IN SYDNEY – ALL ABOUT AUSTRALIAN STUDENT VISA

STUDYING IN SYDNEY – ALL ABOUT AUSTRALIAN STUDENT VISA

 

Australia is known for being the top preference among international students. They not only love the fun and laid-back lifestyle of Australians, but also what Australia has to provide. And when you ask which one is the jewel in Australia, Sydney is bound to win the title!

Have a quick glance on what Sydney has in store for all international students migrating to Australia.

 

#1 GREAT CLIMATE

Sydney has a temperate climate, ie mild winters to compliment the warm summers. That means you can pack your bags and leave for a trip without worrying about the weather.

 

#2 WORLD CLASS EDUCATION

International students are at an advantage in Sydney as the University of New South Wales (UNSW) offers education proograms which are specifically designed for such students. The facilities provided by the educational institutions are as per world class standards and are set up to serve all kind of requirements of their students.

 

#3 A LOT TO SEE

Sydney is known as the most attractive city in Australia, followed by Melbourne. Sydney is also the home of many famous tourist attractions like Sydnye Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, The Rocks, Sydney harbour, the Blue mountains, and so on. If you have your family coming in along with you, there is a lot to see.

To know more about student visa, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let’s get started with your visa.

 

#4 EARN WHILE YOU LEARN

Earn while you learn – Another advantage of studying in Australia! Australian Student Visa gives you an opportunity to earn while you are still studying. You are eligible for 40 hours every 2 weeks and full time during vacations.

A few extra bucks while still in college can help fund that road trip you have in mind.

 

#5 PLENTY TO DO

When no studying, there are plenty of things to do in Sydney. From wandering through the galleries to the surfing the big waves at Bondi beach, there are a lot of activities you can indulge into.

For adreline junkies, there are activities like jet boating, surfing, climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge or a fancy roller coaster ride at Luna Park. And for shopaholics, Sydney has many local markets, shopping streets and luxury shooping to make any other city envious.

Sydney catrs all kinds of people and their needs.

 

#6 YOU CAN PET KOALAS

Fancy petting a Koala? After Kangaroos, the second Australian icon are Koalas. There are Koala encounter sessions in the Taranga zoo where you can get up and close to these beautiful creatures.

 

#7 ENJOY THE DIVERSE CULTURE

Australia has one of the highest number of immigrants, students and skilled workers migrating to Australia every year. This adds to the culture of Australia, making it more multicultural and diverse.

People here are very friendly and make new migrants feel welcome and homely. Meeting new people and interacting with them not only developes your inter-personal skills but also adds to your personality.

 

#8 AFFORDABLE FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS

Since the drop in Australian Dollars against US Dollars in 2013, studying in Australia has become more affordable for overseas students. Apart from this, the UNSW have designed their courses financially affordable for international students, so that students can make the best of it.

 

#9 FOREVER CELEBRATING

Australia is forever celebrating! Be it the Chinese New Year, Food and Music Festivals, Art Festivals along with various multicultural festivals – Greek, brazilian, Amrmenian, Indian, Lebanese, Egyptian, Japanese, Malaysian, Polish, Thai, Burmese, etc. And what better way to celebrate these festivals by watching the fireworks over the Sydney Harbour!

 

Want to know more about Australian Student Visa? Just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our team at Migrate Me will guide you with the visa proceedings and documentations.

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LIVE AND WORK IN MELBOURNE – TYPES OF AUSTRALIAN VISAS

LIVE AND WORK IN MELBOURNE – TYPES OF AUSTRALIAN VISAS 

 

Thinking about travelling to Melbourne? Before you start packing, make sure you have the right visa.

 

The kind of visa you require depends on your purpose of visiting Australia. Be it to study in Melbourne to visiting Asutralia as an tourist or looking for career opportunities as a skilled migrant, you have to apply accordingly.

 

VISA TYPE : TOURIST VISA

 

The visa procedures for a tourist are relatively easy. Though it is a hassle-free process, you still have to get a visa and go through immigration.

The procedure may vary as it depends on which country you belong to. To know more about Tourist Visa, fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let our experts guide you through the procedure.

 

VISA TYPE : WORKING HOLIDAY

 

To be eligible for Working Holiday Visa, your age should be between 18-30 years and should belong to one of the 22 countries that are enlisted in the Working Holiday Exchange with Australia.

This visa enables you to stay and work in Australia for a period of 12 months.

Working Holiday Visa is a great way of experiencing the Australian lifestyle while engaging in incidental employment to support your stay in Australia.

 

VISA TYPE : SKILLED MIGRATION PROGRAM

 

Australian Government is encouraging skilled overseas migrants to Australia since there is shortage f skilled workers across many industries in Australia.

To be eligible to get sponsored into one of the migration programs, you have to aged between 18-45, be fluent in English as per the Language Skills requirements and have experience in your field of expertise.

Once you are eligible for one programs, you become a permanent vresident of Australia. You are free to move and travel across Australia. Those who qualify under the Regional Skilled program may have to wait for a couple of years before they can move to Melbourne.

 

VISA TYPE : BUSINESS VISA

 

Australian Government also encourages businessmen who are willing to invest in Australian economy. This is yet, another way of living in Melbourne.

Victoria has many attractive cities like Melbourne and is forever booming with opportunities for those who can make best of it. Victorian government is supporting and willing to sposore businesmen who want to establish and develop businesses in Australia, both new or existing ones.

 

VISA TYPE : OTHERS

 

The other types of Australian visas are as follows

  • Employer Sponsored visa

Employer Sponsored Visa is for overseas businessmen operating Australian business or fulfilling a contractual obligation to sponsor skilled migrants from overseas.

  • Retirement Visa

Retirement Visas are for migrants and their partners who want to spend their retirement years in Australia. This visa allows you to remain, study and travel in Australia.

  • Student Visa

Student visa is a temporary visa that allows to you stay and study in an Australian institution for a limited period of time.

 

All in all, there are many ways of getting in Melbourne by getting the right visa.

 

Immigration and Visas can be difficult to be done alone. It is always better to seek help of a professional visa advisor to guide you through the visa procedures. For more details, just fill in the FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our team will get in touch with you.

 

 

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WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE IN AUSTRALIA

WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE IN AUSTRALIA

 

Planning to migrate to Australia? Let us give you an insight about how it is going to be while you are living in Australia!

 

FOOD AND DRINKING HABITS

A glass of wine or beer is very common in any kind of gatherings – social or professional. So if you refuse, you might end up getting a couple of confused or disappointed looks from people around you.

 

Coming to food habits, sweet chiili sause and beets and pineapples on burgers are common favourites here. You might have to spend a few extra bucks for a packet of tomato ketchup to go with your burger, which will sweet, not salty.

 

Australians enjoy a healthy lifestyle and that also shows in their food habits. Apart from the best fruits and vegetales that you’ll find here at cheap prices, they also have free water refilling stations to encourage drinking water instead of aerated colas.

 

LIVING IN AUSTRALIA

Life in Australia is expensive when compared to Canada or the UK. But so is the income level and the lifestyle. Australia ranks the highest in National Minimum Wage with a pay of $16.37 per hour. Apart from this, Australia has the highest number of migrants every year which adds up to its multi-cultural diversity and makes it a great place to live in.

 

Australia has good public school facilities and colleges with students coming in from all over the globe. Australians engage a lot of social and outdoor activities like sports, festivals and even barbeque by the beach. The vibrant scenaries, a fun appraoch towards life makes it an ideal place for your family to grow in.

 

PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA

Australians are known to have a good time, regardless of what they are doing. Compared to what one can find in the USA or the UK, the rules and regulations are much more relaxed here in Australia. Also, people here have a different approach to them, and follow them as guidelines for courteus pracitces. So if you feel out of place in the beginning, no worries mate!

 

WORK HERE

It is comparitively easy to find work in Australia. There are not many entrepreneurs, but you will find many part time jobs openings to support your stay in Australia. And since the minimum wage in Australia is high, one of the real reason to work in Australia can be create your schedule. So if you are looking to start fresh, Australia is a good place to begin with.

 

TRANSPORTATION

It is absolutely ridiculous to not use oublic transport when in Australia.Public transportation here is very convinient and one pass can get you anywhere by bus, train or the ferry. Since gas is expensive, you got to make the best of what the public trasportation in Australia has to offer.

 

Want to know more about moving to Australia? Fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let our experts help you migrate to Australia!

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CLEARING DOUBTS ABOUT CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY

CLEARING DOUBTS ABOUT CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY

 

Q. CAN I SUBMIT MY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AFTER I HAVE BEEN ISSUED AN INVITATION TO APPLY FOR CANADIAN PERMANENT RESIDENCE?

 

The process of putting together all supporting documents to satisfy the demands of the CIC can be hectic. The required documents include personal documents relating your civil and family status, education qualifications, work experience letters and documents to validate them. Once you have received an invitation, you have a time limit of 60 days to submit the documents with the CIC.

 

Q. CAN I MAKE AMENDMENTS I MY PROFILE ONCE HAS BEEN CREATED?

 

Applicants are allowed to update and make amendments in their profile while in the Express Entry Pool. The CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) is a fluid system, which enables eligible candidates to enter the pool of candidates as per their qualification. Candidates receive their ranking as per their core human capital factors, skills transferability and employment offers. Once submitted, a candidate can improve their ranking by improving their factors and this profile is valid for a period of one year.

 

Q. IS IT VERY EASY TO ENTER THE POOL OF CANDIDATES?

 

Many professionals want to migrate to a country with a strong economy, diverse culture and a healthy environment, which presents them opportunities to grow. Canada is one such destination. Since Canada is also one the countries with the highest number of migrants moving here, the Canadian government has introduced the Express Entry System. This system is a new process through which candidates with the highest rankings will gain entry in Canada. But this system also ensures that the profiles of candidates are properly reviewed and ranked accordingly. Once an application is made, there is process that these applications go through as per the immigration system. Hence, in spite of having a short period of 6 months reserved for processing, the every detail mentioned in the applications presented will be scrutinised.

 

Q. WILL I KNOW MY EXACT RANKING OR THE EXACT NUMBER OF POINTS I NEED TO SCORE TO GET AN INVITATION?

 

Candidates who apply for Express Entry system will know their total score in the CRS. But they will not get access to their specific ranking or the exact number of points required for getting an invitation. Though the CIC has stated that it will disclose such information of draws, which have already taken place to give the candidates a rough aim to surpass.

 

Q. ARE THE DOCUMENTS PRESENTED SENT FOR VERIFICATION?

 

Yes, the documents submitted are sent for verification. Any kind of information given by the candidate to the Express Entry shows their interest to migrate to Canada. The details provided add up to the profile on which the candidate is awarded with points and attains his or her rank in the pool.

During this process, any kind of misrepresentation of information will considered as fraud and will lead to stern penalties.

Among the penalties are

  • 5-year period of inadmissibility in Canada
  • 5-year ban on applying for PR status in Canada

 

Once a new system is introduced, it is natural that people want to know more about the system in the least possible time. Though it is important that people get access to the right information to avoid carrying misconceptions. Migrate Me aims at sourcing the most up-to-date information for our clients to avoid any kind of confusion.

 

To know more about the Express Entry and the federal immigration programs, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let our experts at Migrate Me guide you.

 

 

 

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