Migrating to a new country is a big decision. There’s a lot to consider and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. If you're thinking of moving, here’s our guide on how to immigrate to Australia.
Your family may be able to sponsor you for an Australian residency visa, but it depends on the type of visa you are considering. This is why it is important to read the requirements of the visa to confirm whether your family’s sponsorship is enough.
In a nutshell, an offshore visa application means that you apply for an Australian visa while you are outside Australia. An onshore application means that you apply for your visa while you are in Australia. There are advantages and disadvantages to applying for either type of visa, and you'll be required to meet certain requirements before the visa is granted.
As of 30 June 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics listed South Africans has the eighth largest group of migrants by nationality in Australia. But why is living in Australia so popular for South Africans? Besides our common hemisphere, there are significant legal and social benefits that make moving to Australia an attractive decision.
If you are an Australian permanent resident you may be able to bring your parents to Australia under either a permanent residency (PR) visa or a longer temporary visa of up to two years. The government has also announced that it will introduce a new temporary visa that may allow a parent of a permanent resident to live in Australia for up to five years. This visa is expected to be introduced later this year.
The minute you land in Australia, you’re bound by Australian law, regardless of whether you are a citizen or permanent resident here. In a divorce, either partner can make a claim over the assets of the marriage, and Australian courts don't have to enforce a foreign antenuptial agreement if you're living in Australia.