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Where do I start? UK/Aus citizen

Old Nov 17th 2020, 12:04 pm
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I'm a 34 year old British Australian citizen and I've been wanting to move abroad for some time but have no idea where to start. I want to work somewhere at least predominantly English speaking and where it is plausible I may get to visit my family without years of saving (they are in the UK) but all the help to move programmes I can see cut off at age 30 or aren't running at all. I don't know where I will have any rights to live, I don't know where to look for work, I don't know whether to say I'm British or Australian as very few of these things seem to list duel nationality as an option.

Can anyone help? I'm so confused.
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Old Nov 17th 2020, 12:25 pm
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Hi and welcome to BE.

As a start, you'll need to do some independent research to identify which country/countries you're interested in living in. This research may be time consuming but it's an essential investment in your future. Official government immigration websites are the best place to get immigration criteria from as there are many commercial immigration sites that may or may not provide you with the correct information.

Wading through all that information can be daunting, so once you've identified a likely country/countries you can ask questions and get a lot of help and advice from our individual forums, which cover most regions of the world. You'll need to be prepared to give non-identifying information such as age, academic qualifications, field of employment and work/career history.

Please come back here and ask if you have any trouble navigating around the British Expats website and we'll be pleased to assist.

Best of luck with your research.

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Old Nov 17th 2020, 1:34 pm
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Where are you now and where do you want to go ?
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Old Nov 17th 2020, 1:34 pm
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Hi
I'm a 34 year old British Australian citizen and I've been wanting to move abroad for some time but have no idea where to start. I want to work somewhere at least predominantly English speaking and where it is plausible I may get to visit my family without years of saving (they are in the UK) but all the help to move programmes I can see cut off at age 30 or aren't running at all. I don't know where I will have any rights to live, I don't know where to look for work, I don't know whether to say I'm British or Australian as very few of these things seem to list duel nationality as an option.

Can anyone help? I'm so confused.
The only places you'll have the right to live are the UK or Australia, only citizens have the right to reside in a country.

So you want English speaking but don't want to live in the UK or Australia? NZ may be an option, I believe that it's easier for Australian citizens to get a visa for NZ, but if you ask in the NZ immigration section of the forum they'll help you with that. Of course that's a very long way from your family in the UK, but how much saving it would require to visit them will depend on your job and income. Canada possibly? Again, look in to visas if that's of any interest, it's closer than NZ but may not be as easy visa wise. The US is very tough for most to move to, but you've not mentioned your skills/job/qualifications, so hard to say for sure if you'd stand a chance.

I think you need to work out which country may best suit and then you can ask in the immigration section of the forum for that country as to your chances - give as much info as possible on your post, i.e. your job and qualifications, any ties to the country etc.

Best of luck to you.
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What work do you do..... what is your level of education?
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