< lifestyle is much more relaxed than England and people tend to socialise at eachother’s homes. Quite often each person will bring a plate of food and some drinks to make it easy and inexpensive. We do not have the same pub culture as England where people have their own ‘local.’ She added,“We now live near the beach so we can swim and walk with the dog on the beach daily and there are plenty of sports available year round due to the weather. The thought of leaving your old life behind can be hard and for Joy this was no exception, she said, “initially it was hard being away from friends and family especially when there was a family function on and when everyone would be getting together and I was 12,000 miles away.
She added, “You will not regret moving here but the streets are not paved with gold, you have to work to get on in life the same as England and you have to make new friends which does take time. Again because of the weather, life is more relaxed and people seem happier. I have never looked back.”
Emigrations and the facts
If you are planning on moving or visiting Australia you must obtain a visa before arrival in the country. The type of visa depends on the reason for your trip; it could be a holiday, a short business trip or permanent residence. There are four main categories of visas such as temporary
Jessica, 22, Kettering
“Australia is an amazing country, I thought I would miss home but I didn’t want to come back! I’m go- ing back next year permanently.
residence, migration and residence and visitor.
Catherine, 21, Manchester
“I’m an exchange student and I’m completely in love with Melburnian life! I’ve been in Oz for four months now, and I love it..”
18 Escape to Australia SPRING/SUMMER 2012
Have in mind that there are fees for almost all visas and the processing of your application can take a long time in some countries and approval can take anything from a few weeks to a number of years. Laura Yates, a spokesperson for Acacia Immigration Australia said,“The reason people are choosing to emigrate to Australia is down to a number of things, the lifestyle is attractive and the way of living is inspiring.
She added, “With the ongoing economy crisis people are considering new options and
new choices, Australia seems to provide people with a new outlook and a better way of living on all levels.” To be accepted for migration
to Australia you must meet the personal and occupational requirements of the category for which you’re applying, and be good of health and character.
• Family migration This is where migrants can be sponsored by a relative who’s an Australian citizen.
• Skilled migration for those with business work skills or outstanding talents
• Special eligibility migration covering former citizens or residents wishing to return to Australia. When applying, skilled migrants are given priority.
Spokesperson said, “At the moment we are experiencing more and more people who want to move to Oz, it’s no surprise that many people see Australia as the perfect opportunity to start over.
She added, “If you’re set to move to this amazing country and you have gone through all the
requirements then you’ll soon discover that Australia is a country full of endless opportunities.”
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