Do you aspire to visit Australia?

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find your most appropriate visa before take off to Australia

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valentina

meet the founder

I’m an Italian girl in Australia since 2013, based in Sydney the majority of the time since then.

In June 2013, my partner and I decided to escape our life in Italy and try the one-time life experience in Australia, and with a vague idea of what we were doing, we flew to Perth, with a one-way ticket, a Working Holiday Visa and a bag full of dreams and hope.

Since then a lot has happened, and after two more visas, we’re finally ready to be permanent residents.

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The Australian government recently announced to consider options for increasing the age limit from 30 to 35 year of age with a reduction in application fees from $440 to $390, saving you $50. Nothing has been officially confirmed yet, so the previous regulations will remain in place for the time being.

the ultimate guide to a successful whv application

Are you tired of your current job and want to live and work in a different environment? Are you a backpacker and a frequent traveller? Do you love to explore the world? Do you aspire to visit Australia? If the answer to at least one of the above questions is YES, the Working Holiday Visa is your saviour.

The Australian government offers, under its Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417), people up to 35 years of age the opportunity to travel in Australia for up to a year at affordable rates. And guess what? You can also work under this visa, which makes it a traveller’s dream come true.

Australia everyday life expenses

Australia everyday life expenses HP

Australia is a beautiful country with a high rate expenses, and you probably heard that already. However, you had probably heard that the salary is good, above the average of many European countries at least.

Moreover, because the principle of this blog is to provide you all the information you guys need before and after moving to Australia, it sounds interesting to advise you about all the expenses you will incur on when here. I’d like to give you a rough idea of which could be an average life cost, based on Sydney rates. And Sydney is the most expensive city in Australia.

how to extend your stay in australia

If you enjoy your stay in Australia, you can double it while going for your Second Working Holiday Visa, an extension of your First Working Holiday Visa.

All the Working Holiday makers that had already fulfil the requirement of 88 days of specific works in regional areas and have not turned 31 years of age at the time of the application are allow to apply for the Second WHV. The Australian government recently announced substantial changes to come into effect from 1st January 2017, expanding the upper age from 31 to 35.

partner visa with an australian citizen

If you or your partner are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand and looking to get a visa for your significant other, the Partner Visa (subclass 820 and 801) is the way to go. The Australian government always encourages an Australian permanent resident to apply for his or her partner’s visa, for both heterosexual and same-sex couples, so that they can live together.

The Partner Visa subclass 820 is a temporary visa you can apply for while you are residing in Australia. However, note that once you have the temporary visa of subclass 820, you can apply for the permanent visa subclass 801 after two years.

student visa

Australia is a great place to live, and its universities are the dream of every student across the world. People says it’s hard to gain admission to these facilities and even harder to get the study visa that allows one to enroll in such prestigious institutions. Well! It’s hard, yes, but a proper understanding of the visa process can make it much easier.

If you are planning to come to visit and study in Australia, the Student Visa (subclass 500) should be your first and foremost choice. This visa allows you to study in a registered full-time course in Australia and return to your country once you have completed your desired course.

prospective marriage visa

Have you fallen in love with an Australian citizen or an eligible New Zealand citizen and want to join him/her in warm, beautiful Australia? Then the Partner Visa or the Prospective Marriage Visa are options for you.

The Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) is a temporary visa, valid for nine months, that allows a person at least 18 years of age to come to Australia for purposes of marrying his or her prospective spouse. The major condition for obtaining this visa is that whoever is applying for it must remain outside Australia until the visa is granted. If you and your partner are both already in the country with a valid visa, you may consider a Partner Visa instead.

 

what people said

learn from others experience

I didn’t think our time at Uluru could have been more perfect… until we drove to a beautiful vantage point for sunset.

The rock transformed from its natural red-orange state to a flaming bright orange as day turned into night.

Kiersten Rich – The Blonde Abroad

The longest solo-flight of my all life. I’ve saved for 6 months just to pay for the plane ticket and that experience worth any single penny saved and paid. I wish to be back soon. 

Valeria

The farmer didn’t speak much English and to begin with we really struggle to understand what she was saying. However, on the second day of fruit picking – after being abandoned at the field and forgotten the day before – we were told to climb on the tractor to be taken to another field for picking.

Jodie – The Little Backpacker

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I am not an immigration agent, everything in this website stems from my personal experience and my research, and despite I am trying to be as accurate as possible, there may be gaps in information. Therefore, please always refer to the Australian Government Department of Immigration official website.

If you’ve found an error or you have some helpful information that you like to share with this community, please let us know so we can update the site! Immigration information changes are quick! Email to: info@theotherpassport.com

Copyright © The other Passport 2017

you can find us

The best way to get in touch with us is with a Facebook

private message

 

you can find us

The best way to get in touch with us is with a Facebook private message

for advertising

for advertising

If you are interested in advertising, branding or partnering with The other Passport, please write at: valentina@theotherpassport.com

Copyright © The other Passport 2017

disclaimers

disclaimers

I am not an immigration agent, everything in this website stems from my personal experience and my research, and despite I am trying to be as accurate as possible, there may be gaps in information. Therefore, please always refer to the Australian Government Department of Immigration official website.

If you’ve found an error or you have some helpful information that you like to share with this community, please let us know so we can update the site! Immigration information changes are quick! Email to: info@theotherpassport.com

Copyright © The other Passport 2017