Insane to do it all again?

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > General topics > New member introductions

New member introductions Please introduce yourself to other Australia Forum members here. Use this section to tell us a little about yourself and your connection to Australia. Are you new to the Country? Are you currently undertaking the Australian immigration process? Please let us know...

Insane to do it all again?

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2010, 06:07 AM
Active Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 6
Please update your flag here .

Insane to do it all again?

Hello all,

Two wo years ago, I emigrated alone to New Zealand from the UK. I have a demanding and satisfying job and I love it here and saw this as my long term home. But I met a lovely Australian guy (which has no doubt contributed to me loving it here!) and he's asked if I'd move back to Sydney with him... Better career prospects etc there for him.

So, here I am, trying to read through an even more complicated immigration system than NZ and psyche myself up to going through it all over again! The paperwork, reading the fine print three times, medicals, the ever growing list of police certificates from previous countries, the stress of waiting, arranging to move a container load of furniture again, the shere expense of it all!!

Oh yes, I just turned 45 and timed out on skilled migration so it's employer sponsorship or de facto - kinda hard for an indpedendent gal like me:-)

So, is life still one great adventure or am I simply insane to go through this emigration lark all over again, so soon after the last time? Rhetorical question really, but I'm sure I'll come across like minded people on this sight and I'm in sponge mode (again!) with trying to take it all in:-)

I'm sure I'll have lost of questions when I get my head around the basics...!

  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-03-2010, 07:36 AM
Wanderer's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 7,467
Please update your flag here .

139 likes received
Hi KP and welcome to the forum.
Immigration is certainly something of a task, greater for some than others and an issue for heart and mind, more so in your case than for many.

A couple of things you have in your favour are re documents, not too much in way of translations I imagine and then re police checks, checks from any countries you have been living in previously and have not returned to should still be valid.

Re the heart tug, if you've not been to Sydney in particular [ and though we speak close to the same language, Australia has a good bit of difference to NZ you may appreciate if a bit of a traveller and have already been] , perhaps arranging a bit of a holiday would be a good move.
Auckland may seem big for instance compared with Wellington or the smaller NZ regional cities but Sydney is just more and more of Auckland, more traffic congestion etc. and all that goes with it.

All the best with your plans.

  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2010, 12:04 PM
Active Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 6
Please update your flag here .

Thanks Wanderer!

I've been to Sydney a couple of times, most recently at Christmas. Interestingly, given that I live in Wellington, I was wondering how I would find a trip to such a large city again, but it felt buzzy and fun, not London claustrophobic and stressful. Holiday season no doubt helped:-) So, that did wonders for my confidence. I'm in Auckland every couple of weeks on business so am fairly used to bigger places. I used to live in Rome for a while so Syndey will be a picnic after that. Not to mention a year of commuting to central London - still shudder at the momories! As long as I can be near a largish green space/park of some sort, I'll be fine. The bloke understands that some things are non negotiable:-)


Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.