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Discussion in 'Visas / Migration' started by Lonnie74, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Lonnie74

    Lonnie74 Guest

    Hi everyone - Im new to the site so please bear with me. I am after some information regarding the whole process really. I am interested in QL but really dont know where to start. So if this helps I will give you a brief run down.

    I have just completed my nurse training after 3 years hard slog with a BA with Honours. I am 34. My long tern partner Dave is healthcare assistant and he is 35. We currently rent off a private landlord so no mortgages etc.

    So for the questions lol :-
    What kind of Visa would we need? Where are the main hospitals and in what area? Is it possible to move with no capital behind you - maybe not a wise move. Where do you start looking for rental properties?

    This is just to give us a general idea of where to start looking and getting as much information before we definately decide. Its such a major decision isnt it? We are going to an Emigrate Exhibition in early October so will probably find out loads of info there - but we wold like a "heads up" to make sure we are asking the right questions.

    Sorry about this being a bit lengthy but would love to hear from anyone who has been in this situation before. Hope you can point me in the right direction.

    Thanks a lot

  2. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Jo the other moderator is a nurse so she will be able to help you better than me ,the only advise i can really give is if you qualify for a skilled independant visa opt for that over sponsership ,it leaves you with much less ties when you eventually arrive here.
    Good luck with everything ,i know the visa process is stressful but its worth it once your here.
    Cal x
  3. Mark and Jo

    Mark and Jo The MadHatters

    My advice would be:

    • Get on over and register on Poms in oz (our sister site) as there are many members there and some more qualified people
    • Go to the exhibition and before you go make a list of what you wanna know, no matter how silly it might sound and aim to get your questions answered.
    • Would you have a preference to hospital/nursing home work? Start emailing hospitals etc with your CV and see if any bite the bullett and will sponsor you. You dont ask you dont get right.......
    • Get into and look at the suburb section and see what you like the look of. That way you can see what you have around you and if work might be local
    • get into and look at available property.
    • Have a free consultation with an agent. Many do a 15 min freebie. I can recommend Go Matilda as they are dealing with my parents visa. Alan Collett from Go Matilda posts on Poms in oz.
    • Involve family and friends for help and advice as you will need it. You may find that you get some resistance but hey, life aint always perfect!LOL!
    Final advice.......TAKE A BIG BREATH AND HOLD ON!!!:wub:This is the biggest ride of your life and thinking about moving is the equivilent of standing in line and buying your ticket!!!! You will go through huge ups and downs, you`ll cry, laugh and scream! BUT......................

    Once you are here it is so good! I have been here almost 4 years and would never look back!

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