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Australian Citizenship: I Passed the Test!

Normally 10am would find me sitting in front of my computer at work, sipping a cup of tea and digging in to my work for the day. Yesterday at 10am, I was sitting in the waiting room of the Immigration Office in Brisbane, waiting for my citizenship interview. What did I expect from this interview? Well,…

Australian Citizenship: Why I Applied

As of last Wednesday, I have officially been a permanent resident of Australia for one year.   While it may seem that I’m celebrating yet another milestone because I can, this one actually has a pretty special significance. Australian citizenship rules require that you live in the country continuously for four years and that you…

Australian Sponsored Work (457) Visas, Step 3: Special Cases and Things to Consider

This post is about obtaining sponsored working visas for Australia. The other posts in this series are Australian Sponsored Work Visas: A Primer, and Step 2: Applying. Phew! You’re finally done with your application; now you just have to be patient and wait for your visa decision. Chances are, you want to put a sledgehammer through your…

Australian Sponsored Work (457) Visas, Step 2: Applying

This post is about obtaining sponsored working visas for Australia. The other posts in this series are Australian Sponsored Work Visas: A Primer, and Step 3: Special Cases and Things to Consider. Now that you’ve prepared all the relevant documentation and found a potential sponsor, you are ready to start the process of applying for a…

Australian Sponsored Work (457) Visas: A Primer

This post is about obtaining sponsored working visas for Australia. I will be posting about working holiday visas and skilled migration soon; in the meantime, yTravelBlog has some really good details about how to obtain a working holiday visa. The other posts in this series on sponsored work are Step 2: Applying, and Step 3: Special Cases and…

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