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Hello, I have a dual citizenship with Oz as I was born over there and still have family in Brisbane and Geelong, I have visited several times but not for about 9 years - my children can get Australian passports through desent and I believe I can sponsor my wife? The main question that I am very keen to give living in Australia a go but my wife has never been to Australia but I am certain that she would love the general way of life, however we cant afford to just go for a holiday.

Any ideas of things that I can show her to help her make a decision?

Also how much money would be a good idea to go over with to be comfortable?

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Hello, I have a dual citizenship with Oz as I was born over there and still have family in Brisbane and Geelong, I have visited several times but not for about 9 years - my children can get Australian passports through desent and I believe I can sponsor my wife? The main question that I am very keen to give living in Australia a go but my wife has never been to Australia but I am certain that she would love the general way of life, however we cant afford to just go for a holiday.

Any ideas of things that I can show her to help her make a decision?

Also how much money would be a good idea to go over with to be comfortable?

Thanks
If you are currently in the UK there is a great show on at the moment called "Wanted Down Under". It is on BBC at 10am I believe. It is also available to watch online using the BBC iPlayer. I think that will convince her. Also, if you have access to the travel channel here in the US, there are 2 guys who I know have been to Australia, Anthony Bourdain, and Andrew Zimmern, if you can find their Australia episodes.

Also, go on youTube, or just Google for Australia and show here all the wonderful places and things to do.
 

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Are you us??

Hi,

Are you us???

Can't be...

Hubby dual citizen Brit/Aussie, Family in Queensland and Geelong, I've never been there...:D

Yes, if you are not Australian by descent yourself, you can register your kids as Australian by descent (saves you hips of paperwork, emigration and later citizenship) and ask for a spouse visa for your wife.

We are now waiting for my visa... Wanting to move in a few months by Easter.
We're only waiting to sell our house.

Welcome to the forum... parallel universe:D

Busyte
 

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Hi Nobela,

Financially you want to work out roughly where you are going to move to in Australia. Then check property rentals and job salaries (or business income if you are setting up a business). Allow for a few months when you haven't got a job (since you may not be able to get one before you move over).

Basically try to work out a rough budget - there is also the 'Cost of living' sticky post towards the top of the forum that will help.

When renting you may have to put up a higher bond since you won't have a credit record over here.

Regards,
Karen
 
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