I am looking for some advice to help me plan for my long term goal of immigrating to Australia. I was born in Uruguay, but my parents moved to the USA when I was 6. I am 22 now and am looking for a serious change. A friend of mine went to Australia on holiday and told me it was breathtaking. Obviously I have plenty of research to do before I take such a huge step. I never went to university because of illness in my small family, but I am a intelligent young man with many skills in the computer and design fields. I just want to know if moving to Australia would be a realistic goal, and what steps I should start taking to ultimately reach that goal.
Hi, I am an American in Australia at the moment. Although I haven't immigrated here I can sort of tell you about things I have noticed or heard. I am on a working holiday visa (which starting Oct 31 americans can do for a year). I have heard of many people coming here on working holiday and finding a job and then getting sponsored. Someone told me there is a sponsorship for Americans that is cheap for the employer, but you would have to look more into that. Australia seems like a fairly easy-going country as far as immigration goes. So I guess just coming here and experiencing things and trying to work on a sponsorship would probably be best.
If you're planning on migrating here, there are alot of different visas to choose from. If you want to come here independantly you will be looking at close to $5000 AUD. You're better off coming for a holiday first and then going from there.