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How To Prepare And Present Work Reference Letters On Your CDR

Prospective CDR applicants seem to be a little confused or not very sure about how to prepare and present work reference letters as part of your CDR. These work reference letters are required by Engineers Australia for Additional Assessment under the new points test which became effective on 1 July 2011. T The reference letters …

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Import Your Car To Australia – Costs And Top Tips When Making The Move

We included an article a little while ago about importing your car to Australia from the UK. Since then we’ve had an excellent entry posted made by lezah20 within our community forums so I thought I’d include a big chunk of his post below as a separate article It includes some great tips and perhaps …

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Tips for taking the TOEFL test

So, you’ve decided to pack your bags and head to Australia to study? If English is not your native language you may be required to demonstrate your English language skills to study at an Australian institution. The TOEFL test, developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS), is the most widely accepted English language assessment worldwide. It …

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How much does it cost to use a Migration Agent?

Going it alone or choosing to use a Migration Agent is often one of the first questions people ask themselves when looking to migrate to Australia. One of the benefits of doing everything yourselves is the costs, however for some, getting an Australian Immigration Agent to do the leg work for you is the preferred, …

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Be Wary Of Migration Scams

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today warned prospective migrants and visa applicants to Australia to be wary of migration scammers. ‘It is vital that people are aware of fraudsters’ tricks before handing over money for immigration assistance which is never provided,’ Mr Bowen said. ‘This is why the Department of Immigration and …

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7 Common Pitfalls To Avoid When Moving Your Pension To Australia

Pension Transfers are not the most exciting part of emigrating to Australia. It certainly won’t have you jumping for joy like when you finally get your visa in your hand, but when you realise that what you could save on tax by having correct, timely advise could be more than all your other emigration costs put together, you’ll realise it’s time to think very seriously about making the most of transferring your UK pension to Australia.

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Top 10 Tips – Moving Your UK Pension to Australia

If you’re emigrating to Australia from the UK you’ll probably be worried about getting your visa, passing the medicals, figuring out where to live and getting a job. Rightfully so, but there’s one step that far too many Brits think about too late or even worse, not at all and this could be costing them Tens of Thousands of pounds! Pensions are not the most thing to talk about but I was lucky enough to talk to Darion Pohl of Prism Xpat.

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Shipping your Car to Australia – How to Import a Car to Australia

Importing a car to Australia can be tedious and complicated, but if you have the right car, it can be very rewarding. You must make sure that you not only have enough money for the necessary storage and transportation, but can cover the cost of duties and taxes. There are many ways that you can simplify the process, and it begins with knowing the correct legal procedures.

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Australia Working Holiday Subclass 417 Visas

This article sets out in simple terms the main Australian visas that are available to a working holiday traveller in Australia. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list but a useful summary giving guidance on some key visa options.

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High risk or low risk country? Which are you?

When migrating to Australia your country of Origin can have a significant impact on the speed in which your Visa application is processed. The Australian Department of immigration classify certain countries as either  a  low risk  or high risk country. If your country is a high risk country then it’s nothing to be offended about. …

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