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Emigrating to Australia? Join us today for Free migration help and advice

https://www.pomsinoz.com is a social network for people emigrating to Australia.

Online since 2005, we have helped thousands of members obtain visas for Australia to start a new life down under.

We have over 50,000 members (including many migration agents) who are available to offer free help and advice on all aspects of the migration journey and subsequent life in Australia.

In addition to the forums, we also have an ever expanding articles section, which is packed with useful information about migration, jobs, suburbs, education, shipping and much more.

Moving to Australia is getting much harder. For the 2017 – 2018 year, Australia had an annual cap of 190,000 places. However, they only accepted 162,000 permanent migrants – well below the annual cap and the lowest intake in 10 years.

In addition to the reduced intake, the number of points required via SkillSelect in order to get an invitation to apply for a visa, rose steadily throughout the year, making it harder and harder to get a visa.

The table below shows how the points require to apply for a the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 489) has risen from 60 at the start of the year to 80 (and actually hit 85 at one stage).

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The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) (Points-tested) stream has seen less of a fluctuation, averaging around the 70 mark +/- 5 points either way.

The reduction in visa grants and increase in points required to even apply has meant that emigrating to Australia is more difficult than ever before.

There’s also lots of political rhetoric in Australia at the moment about migration and population size, so it’s possible that the migration intake will drop in coming years.

However, all is not lost, if moving down under is your dream then let us make it a reality. If you’re got a migration question or need to devise a strategy to obtain a visa, then we can help.

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Moving to Australia Webinar event

Our sister site – Poms in Oz is hosting a live webchat session with leading experts in banking, currency exchange, financial/pensions advice, international removals, pet transportation and vehicle importation. The chat event will take place on Tuesday 28th May 2013 from 20:00-22:00 (UK Time). National Australia Bank, Moneycorp, PSS International Removals, PetAirUK, Vista Financial Services and IronLady Imports will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your move.

If you have an account on Pomsinoz, to participate, head over to www.pomsinoz.com, login, then click on the ‘chat’ menu option at the top of the page. Clicking on chat will launch the chat software. There will different ‘rooms’ for each of the different companies.

If you don’t have an account of Pomsinoz, you can still participate by by following this link – Chat with Industry Experts, then, once the chat software has loaded, tick the ‘Guest’ option at the top of the chat window, then choose a username and click ‘Login’ and enter the ‘Moneycorp, NAB, PSS, PetAirUK, Vista Financial Services or IronLady Imports’ chat rooms.

 
National Australia Bank

Rebecca Joils will talk about the Australian Banking system providing you with some insights as to what is different between the UK and Australia. She will also talk about how straight forward it is to open an Australian Bank account before you leave home and some of the services you should consider.

 
Moneycorp

Whether you are moving to Australia, or living there already, John Kinghorn will bring you the latest updates on the Aussie dollar and provide insight into the key factors influencing market movements. Exchange rates are constantly fluctuating and transferring your funds at the right time, via the right channel, can make a big difference to the amount of money you actually end up with.

 
PSS International Removals

One of the key ingredients when you are moving overseas is the planning of your removal. Liam Witham will be on hand to offer advice and answer any questions you may have regarding the packing and shipping of your household effects, including what items you can ship to Australia, Australian Customs procedures and AQIS.

 
PetAir UK

Bob Ghandour, Veterinary Consultant and Director of PetAir UK will be on hand to discuss any aspects of shipping your pets to Australia. PetAir UK is a unique pet travel service run by specialised vets for ultimate peace of mind. We will transport your pets safely and comfortably – worldwide. No matter what the journey, we will remove the stress of complicated pet travel arrangements and ensure the best possible service to our clients and their much-loved companions is one of our highest priorities. We operate a ‘one of the family’ policy, where all animals are treated with the same respect and care as our own pets. We know how much it means to you that your beloved pet arrives safely and by using PetAir UK you can assure yourself you are providing the very best care for your pet. We offer truly comprehensive packages which provide absolute continuity from start to finish. Every client is allocated one of our personal veterinary consultants who will oversee every step of the process. From complex documentation and import permit applications through to last minute flight changes, nothing is a problem for our competent and dedicated team.

 
Vista Financial Services

Andrew Williams is both a UK qualified and Australian practicing Financial Adviser and Mortgage Consultant specialising in advising UK expats in Australia on the transition and development of their financial affairs. From assisting clients with securing their first Australian mortgage through to working with them to understand whether transferring their UK Pensions is in their interests, Andrew is able to help answer your questions and concerns on a wide range of financial planning matters.

 
Iron Lady Imports
Iron Lady Imports is a small, Australian-based business that specialises in arranging transportation of vehicles from anywhere in the world to any port in Australia. For a fixed brokerage fee, we can help arrange your vehicle’s import approval paperwork, shipping, customs clearance and registration in Australia. Aside from our fee, all other costs are invoiced to you directly – no hidden markups! We’re also happy to advise you if it’s worth bringing your car over before you start (that part’s free!).