Hello :biggrin: My name is Nicola and I am from Guildford (Surrey) in England. I would like some advice regarding emigrating to Brisbane. I am 25 years old and currently in my 2nd year of a 3 year Nursing Course and have been working as a Health Care Assisstant at my local hospital for the last 12 months. I have always hoped to live abroad while growing up. Australia has always appealed to me and specifically Brisbane; which has the glorious weather, career opportunities and its great to meet other expats. However, when I was 18; I was convicted of Theft and therefore have a criminal record. As it was 8 years ago and would be over 10 years ago when I qualify as a Nurse, does anyone think it will be a problem when I want to apply for emigration to Perth (my preferred choice). Also, when is the best time to start the ball rolling for my application? I hope to qualify in July 2012, would it be beneficial to start researching now? I look forward to any advice given. Thanks Nicola :laugh: ps: Does anybody recommend any good Migrant Agents?