Australia is currently one of the most popular destinations for Indians looking to move abroad. Due to it’s relatively low population and the many job opportunities this creates, it currently attracts thousands of migrants every year. The Australian working conditions and climate are ideal for many Indians, and after a promotional push throughout India from the Australian government seeking to attract skilled migrants, relations between the two countries are very good. It is estimated that there are around 300,000 people of Indian origin currently living in Australia.
Fun facts on Australia
Australia is the sixth largest country in the world
Sydney is rated as one of the world’s top ten cities offering the best quality of life
More than 85% of Australians live within 50km of the coast
Australia was one of the founding members of the United Nations
Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world
Australia has the world's highest proportion of migrant settlers in a developed nation with over 25% of Australians born in another country.
Applying for a Visa
If you’re looking to move to Australia in order to work, study, set up/establish a business or to settle permanently there are several options available to you:
- A temporary work visa allows you to work in Australia for up to 4 years providing you pass an assessment based on your current skills and education levels. This visa is aimed at skilled workers who want to live and work in Australia. However, all applicants must first pass a points based test that assesses applicants on a range of criteria including age, occupation, and fluency of the English language. Any relevant medical or criminal backgrounds will also be assessed. If the applicant has any relatives in the country then they may able able to strengthen their application by providing proof of any relations and their relative's residential status.
- If you’ve lived and worked in Australia for a minimum of two years then you can apply for permanent residency (PR) and will be effectively granted all the same legal/civil rights as an Australian citizen. In order to be granted PR You will need approval/ sponsorship from a recognizable employer and you will also need to pass the necessary criteria set by the Australian government.
- Many students are now choosing to live and study in Australia. In fact Australia is the 3rd most popular international student destination in the world. Last year 6 of the top 100 universities in the World were based in Australia, however in order to be accepted onto any academic program you will need to first pass strict entry requirements based on your past academic achievements and your fluency of the English language. You will also need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to support yourself whilst studying. Before you can apply for a student visa you will need official confirmation from you’re education provider in order to prove that you’ve been enrolled on their course.
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