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Should I move to US or UK or Australia? Need advice.


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Old 13th March 2019, 01:56 AM
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Good day.

I'm 30years old working in a MNC as Network Security Engineer in Bangalore. I'll get married this year. I want to live abroad for sometimes(dont know how long). I selected Australia PR route as its easier to get citizenship. Also switching job is easier without requiring separate visa.

My company is offering me L1B visa to US or Tier-2 intracompany transfer UK visa. Monetary benefit have not yet been disclosed. I couldnt take decision and need you advise.

Following are my thoughts.

1. Australia - PR, can switch jobs, can get citizenship. Education, medical is free. Dont know how easy is to switch jobs and the salary attached. People say lifestyle good but dont know it is comparable with other 2.

2. UK - Tier 2 to PR is not possible. Switching jobs is not possible. Advantage is close proximity to Europe.

3. US - 5year L1 visa. L1B to Greencard has long wait time and unsure. Switching jobs is not possible unless there is H1B sponsor.

I dont know salary and savings for all 3 countries for my profile. Some say goto US or UK for 2 to 3years then move to Australia as PR option is always there but going to US or UK later is not possible. Some say dont waste time, goto Australia, switch jobs after 2 or 3years then you will get good package and better lifestyle.

I dont know what should i do.

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I'm not sure if anyone can really answer the question for you, but maybe we can give you a few ideas to consider in making your decision:

Be very honest with yourself about what it is you hope to accomplish by relocating overseas. Are you mostly interested in finding the highest salary, chances for career development or some sort of "adventure" for you and your family?

Salaries are not directly comparable from one country to the next. What you need to consider is your net salary less your cost of living to figure out how much "disposable income" you'll have to spend or save on personal items and projects.

What can you get out of each possibility should things take a bad turn for any reason? I've found that having any sort of "international experience" opens up far greater opportunities later on simply due to the fact that you've already proven your ability to adapt to a foreign culture. And don't forget your family members. Many foreign assignments have had to be cut short when the "trailing spouse" or one of the kids simply can't deal with living "so far away" from friends and family. Or, family concerns "back home" may intervene, making the distances a bit too much to handle.
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As somebody who has lived in Europe, the USA and Singapore let me give you my two, no, three, cents.

Ultimately it's your choice and your hopes and dreams which will point you to a decision. But, consider...

1/ Which choice will your future wife like or not like? (it matters heaps, trust me!)

2/ Can you stand the weather? West coast USA is not bad. But the UK is very difficult after living in sunny places.

3/ As the previous poster mentioned, how easy is it to unroll a choice should it go bad? USA is particularly difficult in this regard and may get worse due to government policy changes under the current administration.

4/ Australia doesn't seem to be an option through your current employer. But consider that it's easier to start the process now. Once you move to another country you will need a whole new set of police clearance certificates, and also employment letters are harder to obtain due to communications-distance. Plus medicals are more expensive.

5/ I have friends who are tremendously happy in Europe and travel a lot from their base in Amsterdam. But UK denizens are often not so lucky due to workplace culture. Consider your workplace culture when deciding.

Hope these help you in some small way with your choice, and good luck!

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Getting a PR in Australia is not as easy either. So as some people suggested on this thread, start thinking why you want to move and go which country can give you that.

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Australia. The citizenship rules for the US could change overnight and then you'd be totally out of luck. The UK is simply not as nice as Australia particularly with weather.

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It seems to me that you should make such an important decision yourself. So as not to blame anyone, but understand that it was your mistake.

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In this case US can be suitable

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