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Old Feb 12th 2012, 1:39 am
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Hi im just looking for some general advice on working abroad, i was thinking for maybe 12 months or so.

Initially i wanted to do America but have heard its hard to get into America? So was maybe thinking about Australia or Canada.

Does anyone have any idea of the best steps to take or where to start looking, ive seen them websites that offer the working holiday type packages so if anyone has had any experience of them or knows which are good id love to hear off them.

Im 28 from the Uk with a degree in forensics and currently work in retail, dont know if that will have any bearing on getting into another country?

Any help would be appreciated

Cheers

Dave
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Old Feb 12th 2012, 1:48 am
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Hi Dave

Welcome to BE

I see you have already posted in a couple of the forums, so you are obviously finding your way around the site OK.

To be honest, the best thing for you to do as a starting point is to do some research into both countries. We have forums for both, and in those forums you will find information on immigration requirements. We also have a Wiki full of information for both countries.
The first step has to be checking out whether you fit the criteria or skills list for either country as without fulfilling the requirements, your chances for either would be slim.

All the best

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Hi Dave,

Welcome to BE. I see you are finding your way around ok. The first thing you probably need to do is read through the forums and threads and take a look at the wiki. That way you will get a better idea of the ins and outs of moving abroad, and you will have more of a background and be better able to narrow down the type of info you are looking for.
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Old Feb 12th 2012, 4:15 am
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Welcome to BE and good luck!

Best bet really is somewhere in the EU though, where you don't need a visa....but as you're under 29, you might still be eligible for the Workers Holiday Visa for a bunch of countries, each one has a slightly different set of rules for it, but Canada/Oz/NZ all take part in some form or other, so possibly worth looking into
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Hello and a big welcome to BE.

Excellent information can be found in the BE Wiki, not forgetting the Living and Moving Abroad forum that will help you, another set of great help is the permanent threads at the TOP of each forum, they are very pertinent to that particular forum and makes sensible reading.

Moderators deal with any problems that arise such as inappropriate posts, spammers etc, you will find their names at the bottom right hand side of each forum's index in bold font.

Please contact me if I can give you any further help.

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Originally Posted by DGB83
Hi im just looking for some general advice on working abroad, i was thinking for maybe 12 months or so.

Initially i wanted to do America but have heard its hard to get into America? So was maybe thinking about Australia or Canada.

Does anyone have any idea of the best steps to take or where to start looking, ive seen them websites that offer the working holiday type packages so if anyone has had any experience of them or knows which are good id love to hear off them.

Im 28 from the Uk with a degree in forensics and currently work in retail, dont know if that will have any bearing on getting into another country?

Any help would be appreciated

Cheers

Dave
For Australia, start here - www.immi.gov.au and look for the 417, Working Holiday Visa
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