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1. Posted by dinkydo (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

just wondering if anyone has migrated from UK to OZ. my husband and I have just been thinking about this... as we're getting bored with life here in the UK.
Just like to hear how easy or hard it is to do... how long does it take, etc...

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Welcome to Travellerspoint ChocCake!!
Excellent name by the way! ;)
Hope to see you around the forums!

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Oh no - another chocolate food stuff! Actually, anything chocolate goes on TP. Welcome, ChocCake! I think Australia, like New Zealand, is a little tough to immigrate to - but there are much more knowlegeable people here who will most certainly help you out. Good luck!

4. Posted by dinkydo (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Hello there both!! hehe.. cupcake!
Maybe I'm being naive, but I thought it would be relatively "easy" to migrate to..... hmmm

5. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 11y

Hi Choccake,

I work in this area so I can tell you the following: Your ease of permanent entry into Australia depends on many things, just for starters - age, educational qualifications, and skills. And also where you want to migrate to. There are published lists of migration occupations in demand in Australia. These of course relate to skills shortages, which are everywhere in this country. Your skills have to be recognised in Australia as well; this is easily done using a Country Education guide that tells us if your skills match the local level and if a skills assesment is necessary. Its easier to migrate to the regional areas than it is to Sydney; Sydney has a separate skills list than the rest of Australia. Having a local sponsor also makes things a little easier. The sponsor has to be an Australian Citizen or a Permanent Resident. You have to pass some basic health and character tests, but if your free of criminal convictions and don't have TB - you should be fine. The process usually begins with a summary points test. The current points level required (called a pass mark) is 110 points.

How's that for starters?

6. Posted by dinkydo (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Thanks majito! Didn't realise about the country education guide, but I have done a test, and had achieved 120 points (this was on a website I found). I also have a sponsor. Question is, what is required of the sponsor?

7. Posted by hollyblond (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Hey ChocCake,
Do you remember the name of the website you did your test on?

Cheers xx:)

8. Posted by dinkydo (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Yes, its
Are you interested in OZ as well ;)