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Old 08-25-2012, 11:41 PM
 
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I heard it's not like you can hop on a jet plane and move to Australia. But what does it really take to move there?

By the way, I have a U.S. High School diploma and could come up with around maybe 10 thousand dollars.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:06 AM
 
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You will require the following items before you are able to apply for a WD40 Australian Visa.

1. A hat with corks dangling around it for the flies.
2. Shrimp for the BBQ
3. A Holden jacket.
4. Thongs (no not ladies underwear, Jandals, no idea how they mixed this up :P)


You will also need to practice the following sayings for the induction ceremony.

1. Shouldn't shout in a shark attack.
2. The dingo stole my baby.
3. Throw another Shrimp on the barbie.
4. That's not a knife, this is a knife!


It might also help to have a criminal record before entering the country here, can't quite remember how this works.

I hope this was helpful
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:45 AM
 
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I heard it's not like you can hop on a jet plane and move to Australia. But what does it really take to move there?

By the way, I have a U.S. High School diploma and could come up with around maybe 10 thousand dollars.
You've got no chance right now.

You need about 5 years of solid work experience in one field that is needed in Australia with qualifications on paper and education.

The only thing you can do is if you are 18-30 years old is to get a 4 month or 1 year working holiday visa. Google BUNAC.

Also if you are really interested start reading the Australian government immigration website and begin learning about all the many visas and how they work.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:55 AM
 
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I heard it's not like you can hop on a jet plane and move to Australia. But what does it really take to move there?

By the way, I have a U.S. High School diploma and could come up with around maybe 10 thousand dollars.
The easiest for way for a guy like you to get there would be to go to college there and work on a degree that meets one of their skill shortages.
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Melbourne AUS
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Easy. Jump on a leaky boat and you'll be given a free ferry service to your free accommodation while they process you into our system, then you may even get free accommodation complete with hosts in the suburbs if our communist Prime Minister's proposed legislations ever comes to fruition
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:11 AM
 
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Easy. Jump on a leaky boat and you'll be given a free ferry service to your free accommodation while they process you into our system, then you may even get free accommodation complete with hosts in the suburbs if our communist Prime Minister's proposed legislations ever comes to fruition
Lol to be eligible for that, doesn't the "refugee" need to have brown skin, kinda like the US?

But, seriously though OP, you need to have at least a bachelor's degree in an area with skills shortages to move to Australia permanently.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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If you go to an American university, many of them have exchange programs where you can study abroad in Australia for a semester or a year. This could be one way to legally go, work toward your degree, and spend enough time there to see if you'd really like to move there. And, as mentioned before, you can apply for a working-holiday visa if you're under 30. But you can't stay permanently with that visa.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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I know nothing about the OP or their background. But first step is to google Australian migration and see if they have enough points to qualify to lodge an application. Easier if your career is on the list of critical skills shortages.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Also, if you have an engineering degree from certain universities, you can also get preferential treatment in terms of getting a visa though I'm sure there's more required than just showing up at customs with your diploma:

Skilled – Recognised Graduate (Temporary) visa (subclass 476)
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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Easy. Jump on a leaky boat and you'll be given a free ferry service to your free accommodation while they process you into our system, then you may even get free accommodation complete with hosts in the suburbs if our communist Prime Minister's proposed legislations ever comes to fruition
Ha. I thought about going to Indonesia to get on a boat . . . but Cuba is probably the only place in the world that will grant an American asylum status.

If you want to go to Australia the legal way you have to pay the Australian Gov't ~$1000 to "assess your skills" then, if they agree that your diploma is bona fide and that the skills you have are in short demand in Australia, you pay them another $5000 for a visa then you have to show that you have enough money in the bank to live on for a year.

In other words if you're a hard working, university educated, english speaking 30-something looking for a better quality of life in another country Australia wants to make it as difficult as possible to move there. If you have $40,000 in cash laying around you're probably already enjoying a good quality of life wherever you live and don't have much reason to move in the first place.

If you have limited english skills, no education, have no real job skills in a modern, technology/service based economy and you live in a dangerous country - welcome to Australia!

My degree/career is on the list and it's still a nightmare to try to move. It's no work at all for me to get a visa for 2 years while I earn my master's degree there. It's then much easier to get a work visa with an advanced degree while you're already there . . . so that's what I'm doing.

But who knows - maybe the goal of the australian gov't is to import only low-skill, low wage people and not allow competition from foreigners for higher paying jobs. It's a similar situation here in the US but the bar is much lower.
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