Ultimate Guide To Moving To Australia As A Couple

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Australia – the land of sun, sea and opportunity. What with it’s excellent job opportunities and relaxed lifestyle, Oz presents the perfect place to emigrate with your partner to start a new life together. Read our complete guide to permanently relocating down under as a couple to ensure you have all bases covered before making the leap.


If you are married to, in a committed relationship with or the fiancee of an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to obtain an Australian Partner Visa. Alternatively, if you and your partner are engaged or have been married outside of Australia, you can apply for partner visas, allowing you to work in the country. For more information regarding visas, visit immigration2oz.com, where you can take a free online visa evaluation.

Evidence of Relationship

To apply for a partner visa, you must have recognised evidence of your relationship as a couple, such as evidence that you are living together (e.g. lease agreements, utility bills), the terms of your wills or letters addressed to both you and your partner. Other paperwork required includes birth certificates and any divorce certificates from previous relationships.

Job Opportunities

Emigrating to another country involves looking for a new job, which can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Speak to a recruitment agent, such as Hays, before you leave, to see what opportunities may be available to you. Those with occupations on the Skilled Occupations List, such as nurses and labourers, are particularly sought after in Australia.

Joint Bank Account

Open a bank account in Australia before leaving the UK to ensure you have sufficient funds when you arrive. This can be done easily online, and having a joint account can make life much easier in terms of making deposits, withdrawing cash and paying your bills.

Want to move to Australia?

On the 16th April 2016 we are holding the Moving Down Under event, which has been created to give those who want to make the move to Australia a reality.

The Australian migration event will be targeting professionals from the Australian skilled occupation list, including those in Nursing and Healthcare, Construction, Trades, Engineers, Accountants, Recruitment, Digital Marketing and other sectors.

The event provides the opportunity to have a one to one visa discussion with Immigration2oz and an employment talk with representatives of Hays Recruitment and Australia Nursing Agency. You’ll also get to speak to an international removal specialist PSS, talk skills with the Australian Government Approved Skills Assessing Bodies, talk finance with National Australia Bank (NAB), currency exchange experts Moneycorp and pension transfer specialists, Global QROPS, and meet experts from Bupa who’ve have been providing health cover for over 65 years. Don’t forget, you’ll be able to get loads of lifestyle and travel info from bbmlive.com and the Australia Work & Travel Guide to help your move down under.

Book your tickets online now.

Eventbrite - The Moving Down Under Event


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