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What documents did you take to Oz??

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Old 11-03-2009, 05:37 PM
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What documents did you take to Oz??

I am not sure if this is the right place but I was wondering,

Those who were successful and immigrated to Australia, what Documents (from your homeland) did you find that you needed or would have been handy for your new life in Oz.

I am thinking of birth certificate, drivers license, marriage certificate....but what others?

Did you get them translated (if not in English) in Australia or overseas?

Aall ideas welcome...

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Old 11-03-2009, 10:17 PM
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Hey there!

I have not yet immigrated to Australia, but I think I can help out a bit as I did live there as a student for 5 years...

To be honest, as a non Australian, I found that my passport and the visa within was the most important and commonly used document of mine, but since you are aussie (right?) definitly bring all official documents like you mentioned... the birth cert, marriage cert, drivers liscence...

Other stuff I would suggest is maybe medical info--can you ask your current GP to give you copies of your file? If you have one, your vaccination history book is also probably a good idea to bring. Copies of x-rays, stuff like that. Even get your dentisit and optomitrist to give you a copy of your file or recent prescriptions.

I never really *needed* my medical history info, but i gave it to my doctor when i first went in so they knew my history and so i could keep up to date with injections and so on and so forth.

I wouldnt bother translating anything just yet--if most places that would require you to translate said document are anything like immi though, you would have to get it translated in australia.

hmmmmmmmmm.............what else? Maybe copies of important info relating to banking or insurance stuff and what-not if the accounts/policies are still going to be active when you start your new life in oz..... ?

sorry maybe that wasnt as helpful as i thought it would be, heehee, hope it helps somewhat!

oh! here is something else i brought (besides my passport etc and medical stuff)... i brought transcripts and copies of important awards... maybe you could bring copies of any important work related stuff so it will be handy when you are looking for a job?

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Old 11-04-2009, 12:23 AM
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If you're thinking of your hub SB for when the visa is granted, as well as all those things elkitten mentions, there's also his working stuff.

Like if he is in an occupation for which he has particular qualifications, he'll possibly need to get assessment of those so as he is accredited to work in his occupation here in Australia.

If that is so, that is something that can be kicked off now while he is still waiting, particularly if it is a professional qualification listed on http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1121i.pdf
Websites and contact details are at the rear of the list.

If it is a trade qualification, Overview may need to be looked at.

And if either is the case, then in addition to BC and other documents translations you would have already done for the partner visa, he'll need any qualification and work experience testaments translated.

Even if he is not going to be working in an area for which registration is required, anything to do with education and work history ought to be translated just to help him in finding employment if that is to be the case.

I could picture a Turkish Bazaar Restaurant that would be nice though.

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