This is the country that has already proven to be a paradise on earth for countless immigrants from all over the world. It’s sunny, it’s relaxed and everything you need is right there on the island. Nearly half of the population was born abroad or has a parent who isn’t an Aussie native so you will definitely not be the first to find your new home down under and blending in won’t be a problem in this melting pot of nationalities.
‘Laid back’ is a term that was invented by the Aussies; people who are world famous for being fun, friendly and know how to enjoy life. Workplaces can be less formal than in other countries and hierarchy is much less important. New or junior team members are expected to have their say, and will expect to be heard. Socialising after work with colleagues is often a part of work culture and isn’t just for Fridays. Australians approach most situations with a good dose of humour, but are generally open minded and accepting. The country also has more rules and regulations than some other countries, but those aim to keep Australia a happy place for everyone.
Not just the relaxed work atmosphere and leisure activities make Australia a good place to settle. The economy has been remarkably robust over the last 20 years and it wasn’t nearly as affected by the financial crisis as most other countries. Where other nations are struggling, Australia is still one of the happiest places in the world to live.
Australia and New Zealand have the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement which means that Kiwis can live and work freely in Australia. For those from other countries there is a range of visas that enable you to live in Australia. Most of the visa options also allow you to bring your immediate family to the country and in some cases other family members too. Below are a few of the options available:
If you intend on owning your own business in Australia and participating at a senior level in the day-to-day management, you may be eligible for the Business innovation visa. You need to score at least 65 on the points test, provide proof of your business success (annual turnover, ownership stake). In addition, you, your partner, or you and your partner together, have total net business and personal assets of at least AUD800,000
Work or Business Visa
Through your Family
Working Holiday Visa
There are a number of different visas allowing you to study and live in Australia. You can find these here
Federal parliamentary democracy and a commonwealth realm
You may be eligible for citizenship if you meet any of the below requirements:
Citizenship by descent or birth
Citizenship by naturalisation
Citizenship through country agreements
The passport for Australia allows you to travel to 157 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 24.