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Beer Baron
January 20th, 2011, 05:37
Welcome to the newest forum on ITIL: Live/work abroad.

As the number of JETs decreases year upon year, I'm looking to expand our topic range outside JET. As it's quite common for JETs to travel extensively both on and after their tenure on the programme, I think this new forum will be relevant.

Personally, I have an interest in emigrating to Australia and have spent numerous hours looking for information on the net. It's not easy, far too many sites asking for payment information before giving advice and generally noone to talk to that knows what they are talking about. A forum to discuss visa issues etc would be quite helpful.

Enjoy!

Muffles
January 20th, 2011, 05:38
Thanks Baron!

Leah
January 20th, 2011, 06:15
I've got a couple of friends who've either successfully emigrated to Australia or are in the process of sorting it out, I can point them in this general direction. Which country are you based in, Baron? Just in case it makes a difference!

Beer Baron
January 20th, 2011, 06:53
Hey Leah,

Northern Ireland, UK. The thing that stumps me is, even if I do have enough points, you can't go there without a job, and you can't get a job without having the visa. Seems like a catch 22 but obviously I'm just not understanding something.

Leah
January 20th, 2011, 07:14
Cool - one of my friends who did it went from England but I don't imagine the procedure is much different from anywhere else in the UK. I'll pick his brains and/or send him here for you!

Jojo
January 20th, 2011, 08:52
Welcome to the newest forum on ITIL: Live/work abroad.

As the number of JETs decreases year upon year, I'm looking to expand our topic range outside JET. As it's quite common for JETs to travel extensively both on and after their tenure on the programme, I think this new forum will be relevant.

Personally, I have an interest in emigrating to Australia and have spent numerous hours looking for information on the net. It's not easy, far too many sites asking for payment information before giving advice and generally noone to talk to that knows what they are talking about. A forum to discuss visa issues etc would be quite helpful.

Enjoy!
Baron, the best place for this kind of information is actually the Australian government websites. Also there is a high demand at the moment for skilled migration so if you have any kind of trade to offer it shouldnt be to hard

Leah
January 20th, 2011, 16:05
Response from my friend for you, Baron:


The best thing to do is start by going to the Australian High Commission website :Visas, Migration and Citizenship - Australian High Commission (http://www.uk.embassy.gov.au/lhlh/Visas_and_Migration.html) and there is the Australian Government's immigration website: Department of Immigration & Citizenship (http://www.immi.gov.au/)

It should be noted it's very tough at the moment to apply, there is a massive backlog. Best thing to do is try and get a state-sponsored visa, which means contacting the relevant state directly to ask about opportunities. There are also some useful forums, such as PomsInOz Australia Migration & Expat Forum (http://www.pomsinoz.com/) and Australia and New Zealand Magazine's one Get Me Downunder - The Adventure Starts Here (http://www.getmedownunder.com/); they also run periodic shows where you can deal directly with state governments and meet employers, banks etc., which can be very useful.

He's also told me I can pass on his email address if you want to ask him anything, so let me know if you want it and I'll PM it to you.

mothy
January 20th, 2011, 22:56
Ouch! I just bit my tongue so hard.

armchairpatriot
January 22nd, 2011, 09:25
I think the people who run "Camp America" do an Aussie version. Of course it's "youth exchange"-type gap year stuff, but it might be a foot in the door / way to beg Australian employers to sponsor a visa for you.

Beer Baron
January 23rd, 2011, 04:13
Thanks for that Leah