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Moving to Australia for work? Here are some things you should be sure about before migrating to Australia.




It is always important that you review your work experience and trainings that can be accounted under transferable skills. Make sure you give this task ample of time and thought as it affects your profile while applying for jobs overseas.

Making your work profile allows you to highlight your skills and plus points making it easier for your employers to analyse your profile and offer you employment accordingly. Keep a note of your experiences about projects that you wish to highlight your profile. The main point here is to make your profile desirable for your future employers in Australia.


Along with your work experience and skills, you will also have to get your qualifications assessed to match the Australian standards. These assessments will be solely for employment purposes unless you are applying for a student visa (educational purposes).

This review procedure helps you understand where you stand in the migration process and can take up trainings and additional courses if you need any. These additional courses will only improve your credibility while you are applying to get sponsorship from an employer in Australia.

Now, if you are among those who need to convert their qualifications as per Australian equivalents, you must check online to get an idea how long it will take for the process to complete. To know more about this, our experts at Migrate Me can guide you through the process and also make the submissions and documentations on your behalf.

There may be cases where you will be asked for extra documentations in certain territories. Make sure you or your assessment team takes a good look about these requirements while applying for migration to Australia.


After your skills and qualification review, it is time to do some thorough research about the industry you are targeting. The best places to start is to do online research through corporate websites of companies. There are also job search websites which provide information as well as list down job opportunities for candidates like you.


After your profile is complete, you start with applying for jobs. You can also upload your profiles on job search websites when many companies can go through your profile and get in contact with you.

Once you start getting enquiries from companies, you can discuss your interests with the human resources manager and finalize the job requirements. This way, you are clear about your job title and scope of work before you start working.

It is always advisable to secure a job before you move to Australia. If you still prefer to look for one after you come to Australia, you can get yourself enrolled in recruitment agencies who will look and apply for jobs on your behalf.


English is the top most preference when it comes to language skills in Australia. Every applicant will be given marks as per their language proficiency skills. These skills are assessed on Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. It is necessary for you to score a minimum 6 bands in each criteria to score points in the language proficiency.

In case English isn’t your first language, you should get the necessary trainings required as per Australian standards.


Before going to Australia, make sure you check your financials well in advance. This includes almost everything – taxes, credit cards, insurances, health and medical insurances, etc. It will also be handy to keep a valid credit card after you moved in Australia. It is often seen that the formalities can be time consuming, which delays approval for your new credit/debit cards.

Secondly, it is also important that you calculate your budget for living in Australia before hand. this will not only help you estimate how much funds you need to have to stay in Australia, but will also give you an idea how much should be your minimum salary expectation from Australian employers.


Migrating process isn’t as tedious as it is said to be if you have the right people handling it for you. Fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our visa officers will get in touch with you to guide you with your migration process.





Australia is the most sort after country for both tourism as well as for those looking for better opportunities. This country is known to be the home for the most exotic flora and fauna species known to humans. And it is hard to avoid the fact the Australia also has the best and the largest beaches. So much that if you chose to visit one beach every day, it would take you around 27 years to see all these beaches!

Over the past many decades, there has been a huge rise in the number of migrants coming in Australia, looking for career opportunities. If you are among those looking to migrate to Australia to explore your option, read on to know more.



Ideally, there are two ways by which you can apply for Australian PR Visa. They are:

  • If you are already living and working in a specific region/territory for 2 years or more, or have been self employed for over one year
  • If you are a sponsorship holder under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

The Immigration System in Australia is a point based system. This enables applicants to score points based on their education, skills, qualifications, experience and language skills.

Australian Immigration has introduced two Subclass Visa Programmes to cater the needs of the skilled migrants who wish to migrate to Australia.


This visa category are for those applicants who score a minimum 60 points in the point based system. This visa enables the applicant to live and work in Australia till the visa expires. To be eligible for this type of visa, you must gain a sponsorship from an Australian employer.


This visa category are for those who may have not scored 60 points in the Skilled Independent visa category. Under this visa, you still have to score 60 points, the plus point being that you will receive a sponsorship from an Australian state or territory government.


To be able to utilise Australian Immigration services to the fullest, take a note of the benefits mentioned below.


  • Social Security Number and the Privileges that come along with it
  • Education facilities for your kids. You too can enrol into any educational courses during your stay in Australia
  • National Health Services are another added benefits of being a permanent resident in Australia
  • Migrate-Work-Live in Australia

Migrating to a new country can be tricky and hectic when it comes to the whole documentation process. Any delay or accident in submission of these can delay the whole migration process. In such cases, feel free to get experts advice and experienced people guide and help you during difficulties. Migrate Me has a team of MARA Registered Visa consultants who will be your counsellor as well as your guide to help you with the Technical parts.

To know more about PR visa and other migration options, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts Migrate Me will get in touch with you.





So maybe you are finalising when would you like to migrate to Australia. But how much do you know about the country you will be moving to? So we brought together facts that will enrich your knowledge about the land of Kangaroos.




  1. Melbourne is the title holder of the most liveable city in the world for three consecutive years – 2012, 2013 and 2014
  2. Black Swans. Yes, it was only after 1636 that Europeans believed that Black Swans exist after Dutch mariner saw a flock of of black swans in the Shark Bay, Australia. Before that, it was believed that only White Swans exist.
  3. Australia technically got rid of deaths by spider bites since 1979
  4. More than 90% of Australia is covered with Natural vegetation. If you crave for health and natural foods over canned, here is another reason to move to Australia
  5. The architecture of Opera House is significant. If the sails are combined of the Opera House roof, they would form a sphere. When asked about the design significance, the architect said he got inspired while eating an orange.
  6. If you planned to visit one new beach every day, it would take you over 27 years to visit all of them. Sounds like a long term plan, doesn’t it?
  7. If there is any place that has more snowfall than Switzerland, it is the Australian Alps.
  8. The male lyrebird, an Australian native bird can mimic calls of more than 20 different birds. And guess they don’t stop at that. they can also make sounds of camera, car alarm and also chainsaw!
  9. Australia is the only continent which does not have an active volcano. One more point for making Australia a safer place to move to.
  10. For those who are interested to know about the tax system in Australia, the financial year begins on 1st July and and ends on 30th June while taxpayers can file their returns till 31st October.
  11. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living being, which is also part of Australia. It is also one of the most sort after tourist attraction throughout the year.
  12. Speaking of natural, Australia also has the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  13. The concept of penny no longer exists in Australia. If the amount you are liable to pay in cash needs you to shell out pennies, they round off the amount to the nearest five cents. This makes it a round figure and easy to be calculated. Though this practice is not followed while you make payments through cards.
  14. Compared to the desert land Egypt, Australia is the home for the largest number of camels.
  15. It is interesting that inspite of being a multicultural country, Australia has the the highest number of Greek speaking population after Athens.
  16. And if you are looking for the cleanest environment, maybe you should target Tasmania. The Australian state – Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.
  17. The number of migrants moving and settling in Australia has increased over the last few decades. This has resulted in an average of four out of ten Australians belonging to other countries or have migrants as their previous generation.
  18. Inspite of Sydney being the largest and the most famous city in Australia, many people mistake it to be the capital of Australia. Canberra is the capital city of Australia.
  19. Australia is mostly urbanized with almost 70% of its population living in the largest cities of Australia.
  20. Other than the well planned cities, Australia is also known to have the largest public tram system in the world.
  21. Lastly, Australia got its name from the Latin term Terra Australis Incognito  meaning ‘Unknown Southern Land’.

Now that you are up to date with basic knowledge of Australia’s history, geographical and urban features, let’s move ahead with your migration procedure. Just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and one of our MARA registered visa consultant will get in touch with you.





Planning to move to Australia? Do you believe there isn’t much of a difference in Australia and other countries? Then we dare you to take this test.

Suppose you meet an Australian and engage them into talking about an Australian sport, for instance, Football. After you find out all about the sport, the players, the pitch, the rules and maybe why they hate Collingwood, you might understand how Australia is slightly different from other countries.

Like every other culture, it is important to understand how Australia and Australians function. The first thing you must have while migrating to any country is to have a job. Once in Australia, you should get yourself familiar with Australian work culture. This is one step closer to successful migration to Australia.

Australia experiences a huge number of migrants moving in, in search of better opportunities. It is always a benefit to have a job in hand while you are applying for a PR visa in Australia.  If you are haven’t started yet, these tips will help you.



If you are already in Australia, you are well aware that job searching methods in Australia is different from that in other countries. While you are planning to migrate to Australia, it is always helpful if you do your homework before hand. To get a job in Australia should be your top most priority when you migrate to Australia.

This is how you can go about with your job search in Australia.


While planning your stay in Australia, chalk out a schedule and budget. This should include everything that is part of your migration. You must carefully calculate and distribute your time and budget among your visas, cost of living, getting a job, settling in Australia, etc.

It is also advisable that you also take into account the factors that can have negative impacts on your schedule and budget. Being prepared will help you deal with the crisis and get out of the situation with calm.


Now that you have the budget set, you can now concentrate on your job search.

While you are still working, it is always advisable to get your qualifications assessed by the Australian authorities. These assessments will cost you some money but will give you an idea where do you stand in your migration plan to Australia.


Always have a plan on how to land a job in Australia. You can apply through job search websites or directly to the companies who are looking for recruits from overseas. Migrate Me also provides all migration related services including Job Search while migrating to Australia.


Once you are done with your qualification assessment, you must have realized that Australians have their own standards different from that from the UK and US. Australian employers stress more on your scope of experience than qualifications and education. They are more skill and experience centred when it comes to recruiting.

To improve your chances to get a job in Australia, work on your soft skills as well. You have to understand that work culture is very different in Australia than that is in your workplace now. Developing a strong understanding of both your expertise as well as Australia’s work culture will help you fit in in your new environment.


Yes. You have to create network from the scratch. And it can pose a challenge for some.

Australians believe in networking. When in Australia, you will learn that everyone loves to talk and know new people. Being from another country gives you big opportunity to start with small talk with people you meet in social as well as formal gatherings.

Another way of networking would be through online groups. You can use your internet skills here to find groups where you can meet people who share similar thoughts like you. This forms a great base to start networking and connecting with people around you.


Every job is different so will be your employer. Hence, every application of yours should be according to the job you are applying for. To get a better idea if the job is meant for you, go through the company profile and job description. This will give you an overview of what the company is about and what the employer is expecting.


After all the preparation for the job search, don’t forget to prepare for interview. There are many websites that can help you with questions that Australian employers may ask. A handy tip would be add the minutest of details when you are discussing about work.


To know more about migrating, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts will get in touch with you.






Australia is known for being a financially accomplished country. And with the boom in the economy, Australian government is welcoming skilled migrants from all over the globe for to work and live in Australia. Apart from skilled migrants, students from overseas come to Australia in search of top class education and facilities. We have received many enquires about the options regarding how you can earn while you learn in Australia. So we thought to take up this matter in this blog.

Read more to know about your options while you are in Australia.


What stands as a concern among students is financial stability while studying in Australia. Australian Student Visa allows student candidates to work for 20 hours a week while their study program is on. While on break, student candidates can work for unlimited hours.


To be eligible to work while on a student visa, you must be entitled to be working legally in Australia. This permission has to be gained from the Australian Immigration which makes it easier for a student to work in Australia.


There are many industries to choose from for student candidates. From tourism, hospitality, agriculture, marketing, sales, administration, human resource, academics tutoring and guidance, etc. This will provide you with great experience and will make your resume make it look good.


This enables the students to not only earn while they are living in Australia, but also adds to the exposure students receive while they work. This eventually adds up to their experience when they are looking for employment in future.


Both private institutions as well as local NGOs are in need for scouts and stewarding services. For these services, they approach students from overseas and are based on daily basis. Ths is a great way of earning money. Apart from money, this also enriches the candidates to feel and embrace the Australia’s diverse culture.


Australian Immigration has rules to guide students working in Australia. These students have to follow the rules and protocols set by the immigration department so do the employers. Every employee should be treated with respect and dignity. The minimum wage is set by the employer which the student candidate has to agree while applying for employment.


Apart from this, the Australian Immigration assists and guides students from overseas to not only settle well in Australia but also find part time job in Australia.


Migrate Me specialises in all visa types and services relating your visa preference. To know more about student visas in Australia, fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our experts will get n touch with you.




There are instances when applicants face situations in which their visa gets refused. If you have been among the few, do not fear. We at Migrate Me will help you get your chance to get your visa application approved.


So what do you at such times?




On refusal of visa, the applicant can apply for appeal, depending on the type and region of application of the visa. Any applicant under the refugee or humaitaria visa has to appeal in front of the Refugee Review Tribunal which would later be viewed by the Migration Review Tribunal.

When an applicant receives a refusal letter, you will also receive the reasons on which the refusal of your visa has been based. This should give you a fair idea as to why you have been refused a visa. In case the reason of resufal is due to insufficiency of information and documents, you are advised to submit all the documents within the given timeline.

While on appeal, if you win the appeal, the Tribunal will refund your application fees. However, if you lose the appeal, you will not receive the refund.

In case of doubt, you can file a case again for the Tribunal to reconsider your case again. While applying for reconsideration, you have to provide information and evidence that has been mentioned in the refusal letter. This will prevent future refusal of your visa application.

There are times when the laws are wrongly interpreted by the officers or maybe make errors. Since the Immigration department believes that every applicant deserves a fair chance to appeal for reconsideration of your visa.

We at Migrate Me have had cases where we believed that the visa had been refused due to incorrect decision on behalf of the officers in the immigration department. We have also encountered cases where the odds were against the case, but a second appeal got the case cleared.

So if you have been refused visa, you still hold a chance to get your case reviewed. For professional help in case of visa refusal, you can get in touch with Migrate Me. Our MARA registered Visa and Immigration Consultants will study your case and suggest the best way to get your case reviewed and help you gain your visa to your dream destination.

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




Australia is known to be one of the most sought after destinations for many aspiring migrants scross the globe. Being isolated from the rest of the continents, Australia enjoys solitude as well as a financially growing economy which helped in creating an environment for development for both life and career.


In the past few decades, Australia proved to be grow rapidly and to become one among the superpower nations in the world. With the growing value of Australian collar currency followed by the rise of job opportunities in every sector, many skilled workers choose to migrate to Australia every year.


Now is the time for the big question.



Australia is also known for its one of a kind migration system. There are subclasses and programs introduced to satisfy the requirements of every individual applying for an Australian visa. This system allows people to visit, travel, study, work and live in Australia.


The Australian Immigration introduced the Point System to assess and evaluate the applications for Australian Visas. There are various factors and requirements that migrants need to consider while applying for a visa.


Here are a list of conditions to be considered by applicants.



While applying for any skilled migration program, you have to prove your English Language Skills. There are tests like IELTS, TOEFL, etc in which you have to score a minimum 6 out of 9 in all bands. The criteria in these tests are

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking



It is essential for any migrant to fulfil the education qualification required for the migration program. These qualifications will assessed by the Australian Immigration and the assessing authorities.



You must provide evidence of funds that prove you can sustain yourself and your dependents while in Australia. For this, you have to have atleast one of the following:

  • Finances to sustain one’s stay in Australia
  • Employment offer from an Australian employer or state/territory


Once these requirements have been met, you are eligible to apply for Australian visa programs. For those who wish to apply for Skilled Migration Program will have to take up the Skills Assessments and your work experience. This assessments will help you gain points that will add up in your final score.


You have to score a minimum 65 points to be eligible for any of the Skilled Migration visas.


For any visa and immigration related guidance, you can reach out to Migrate Me. Our team of highly qualified professionals and MARA registered Immigration Consultants can help and guide you through your migration process to Australia.


To know more, just fill in the FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let our consultants assist you through your journey to Australia.




It comes as no surpirse that Australia is one of the economical reservoirs in the world which has increased the employment rate rapidly. Skilled migrants from various countries dream of migratingto Australia. Australian Immigration has taken up this task of fulfiling the dreams of migrants from all over the world with its migration programs. The result of this act is the SkillSelect launched in 2012. Australian SkillSelect is categorized under General Skilled Migration Program which adds to the workforce to increase the revenue generation in various sectors. Here is all about Australia SkillSelect and Skilled worked Visa.




Australian SkillSelect was introduced by the Immigration Department to help manage the migration programs. This is an online service that ensures that these migration programs are solely based on ecoonomic requirements of the country. The SkillSelect throws light on the shortages of man power which allows aspiring skilled workers to migrate to Australia. The introduction of SkillSelect has benefited employers as well as those states and territories who were facing shortages.


Australia SkillSelect presents migrants from overseas an opportunity to migrate and work in Australia. This is done by submitting and EoI (Expression of Interest) to the Australian Government. This specifies that the applicant wishes to migrate to Canada under the skilled migration program. Depending on the visa type, the applicant will then have to provide information to meet the requirements of the visa.


The eligibility of skilled migrants applying for visa are subjected to a point-based system introduced by the Australian Government. This system has worked in favour of the Immigration Department and has reduced the visa process time and made it efficient.


These eligibility of the applicants are based on:

  • Personal Details
  • Age
  • Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Skills Assessment
  • English Proficiency Test
  • Other details, etc.


After these requirements are met, applicants will be eligible for skilled visas and will receive sponsorships from Australian employers or Australian State and Territory.


Under the General Skilled Visa Migration Program, the following classes have been introduced t facilitate SkillSelect to choose the right candidate.

  • Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
  • Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)
  • Skilled Nominated or Provincial Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489)


Candidates can apply for Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) even if they do not have an employment offer from an Australian Employer. This visa enables them to get in Australia and find employment after they have reached the destination. One of the major requirement for this visa type is financial stability of the applicant to sustain themselves in Australia.


If you already have received an employment offer from an Australian employer, you are eligible under Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190).


Applicants who receive sponsorship from a particular state or territory are allowed to migrate to Australia under the Skilled Nominated Provincial Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489). This visa enables the applicant to work only in the territory he has gained sponsor from.


Still got doubts about migrating to Australia? Just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and let our experts assist you.



If you have enquired about any type of visa, you may have across the term ‘case worker’ at some point. In this blog, we will be covering who a case worker is and what is their role in your visa process.

The Case Worker in the Department of Immigration reviews your application and the documents that you provide during application. Your eligibility for a particular visa subclass is assessed by the case worker.


We have listed down the responsibility of a case worker in your visa process.



  • Counselling candidates who apply for visa
  • Handling client interactions and queries regarding visa process and regulations
  • Responsible for filing & processing of all types of visas
  • Coordination with clients & embassies, visa facilitation services and high commission
  • To take corrective measures for visa rejections and refusals and getting the visa done in the subsequent submission.
  • Oversee the verification of all relevant visa and immigration documents and ensure that they are received within the deadline set by the immigration department
  • Requesting applicants to provide additional information for verification if required


The case worker will grant you your visa application if you fulfill all the requirements for the visa criteria. In case there is need for more verification, the case worker will request for more information and documentation to continue with the visa process.


For instance, if you applied for a spouse visa to move in with your partner in Australia, the case worker might request for more information and documents that validate your relationship with your spouse/partner in Australia.


It is the responsibility of the Case Worker to make sure all the information provided by the applicant is genuine and that every eligible candidate gets through.


Once the case worker requests you for additional information, you have a deadline of 28 days. And by submitting the requested information within deadlines you are assured that your visa process wont be delayed.


Incase you are unable to submit the requested evidence within deadline, you can request your case worker to extend the timeline. This should be considered only times of emergency when you are not able to produce documents within the deadline due to serious issues.



Visa Process can be time consuming and tedious too. And hence, here are some points you should consider while applying for visa to Australia.


  • Time Duration of every visa depends on various factors like which country you belong to
  • Every year, a huge number of migrants apply for visa. This makes visa process in the immigration department lengthy. Please be patient with you process.
  • Make sure you attach all the relevant documents to avoid any delay
  • You should proceed with flight booking and accomodations only after you have been granted a visa
  • Once you have been granted a visa, you can start with other formalities like quitting jobs, looking for temporary accomodation, etc


We understand that visas and immigrations can be hectic. Hence, we at Migrate Me choose to make your visa process easier.


Our team consists of MARA registered Visa and Immigration consultants who carefully go through your file and suggest you visa which suits you best. Along with applying for visa on your behalf, we also provide Job Search and Relocation services in Australia.


To know more, juts fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and we will get in touch with you.



Australia has been developing economically since the past few decades. This has lead to a boom in various industries, thus increasing the demand for professionals and skilled workers. Australia not only presents a good lifestyle but has also become the hub of opportunities for those who are looking for better careers and education. Here is why.



Australian government has encouraged skilled workers from overseas to migrate to Australia to work and settle down. Australia is looking for applicants for skilled as well as managerial level. Till date, Australia has been the home for more than one million immigrants in [ast few decades. Most of these migrants came to Australia with a dream of improving their career opportunities and have succeed in doing so.

The eligibility of these applicants will be based on the Points Calculator introduced by the Australian Government for Immigration purposes.


Immigration to Australia is for applicants from all age groups, education qualifications, backgrounds, etc. Australia has introduced various immigration programs to suit the needs and requirements of migrants from all over the globe.

Here are a list of immigration programs in Australia:

  • General Skilled Migration Programme – For professionals and skilled workers who wish to work in Australia for a fixed duration.
  • Australian Permanent Residence – Independent Skilled professionals who wish to live and work in Australia for a period of 5 years. After which, they are eligible to apply for Australian Citizenship.
  • Business Skills Provisions – Businessmen who are looking forward to set up business in Australia.
  • Student Visa Program – Aspiring students who wish to explore the educational
  • Working Holiday Visas – Migrants can now travel across Australia while taking up small employments to support their stay in Australia.
  • Tourist Visa – For travellers whp are looking for a quick tour in Australia, this is meant for you.
  • Family Stream Migration Program – Australia also welcomes relatives of migrants living in Australia as Permanent Residents.


You can also move to Australia to know about the opportunities available for you. The temporary Visa programs for such migrants are:

  • Student Visa
  • Work Permit
  • Temporary Graduate Visa


Under Skilled Migration Programmes, you can apply under these categories.

  • Australian skilled independent visa (sub class 189) – To work and stay in all of Australia
  • Australia skilled nominated visa (sub class 190) – Nominated to work in a particular state/territory


General Skilled Migration Programme was introduced to provide opportunities to migrants to live and work in Austraia. In order to migrate to Australia, applicants can make use of their qualifications, skills, experience and language skills.

All these applicants will have to go through some tests and score a minimum score in each criteria to be eligible for this visa programme.


Skilled migrants from other countries have to meet a few requirement s to be eligibe for the visa programmes. These requirements are:

  • Age
  • Language Skills Proficiency (Based on IELTS, TOEFL, etc)
  • Education Qualification
  • Skills Assessments
  • Work Experience in nominated occupation
  • Character verification
  • Employement sponsor from Australian Employer
  • Health Tests

Applicants should score a minimum 65 points to be eligible to apply for any of the Skilled Migration Visas.


To make the immigration process easy and less stressful, Australian Immigration has introduced the point based system. The Applicants will be awarded points based on the information they provide during application. The criteria used in this system are mentioned above.

To know more about Migrating to Australia, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and we will get in touch with you.