Indeed, moving to Australia is the dream for many. It’s a haven for British expats and welcomes thousands of people into the country every year. But that doesn’t make getting in and integrating as easy as shoving a shrimp on the barbie.
The process of moving anywhere takes a lot of forward planning. So to save a few bucks on your trip, keep these tips in mind.
Save your precious things
Everyone has their favorite trinkets or mementos that they cherish – and they don’t want them piled in with their bulky items on a major move.
What they want is security – and what better way to find it than with a reliable parcel delivery?
A parcel to Australia doesn’t have to be costly either. Thanks to the privatization of Royal Mail, numerous companies have upped the quality of their deals. In such a competitive market, the bargain hunter is king.
Moreover, you’ll be able to choose exactly the type of service you want, from recorded delivery to real-time tracking.
Know before you go
While Australia undoubtedly has its fair share in common with Britain, its cultural differences can be vast.
And while that might make it easy to saunter into the country and assume you’ll get on with everyone, the reality will provide you with a culture shock the size of Ayers Rock.
Before you make your big move, try traveling to Australia a few times, and thoroughly research the area you’ll be staying in. There are even websites where you can meet with likeminded expats and get to know them before you reach your destination. The wonders of the internet, eh?
Contact the pros
Having a holiday in Australia isn’t a tough proposition – but getting the paperwork together to become a fully-fledged Australian citizen can be mind-numbingly difficult.
Chances are you’ll struggle with all that filing and signing and grow confused by the whole process. But you needn’t worry. Solicitors can make sense of any red tape confusing you.
Where there’s a will there’s a way, as they say – and a fully-qualified legal professional is far more likely to find a will than you.
Be sure to involve a solicitor from the get go. This will save you time and, in turn, money.