For over a decade, our organization has been instrumental in helping the residents of Singapore migrate to Australia. But what motivates our clients to migrate from Singapore to Australia? The simple answer to this question is largely a combination of 2 factors, namely, push and/or pull factors. Push factors being associated with the “dissatisfaction” of living in Singapore whilst pull factors being one’s “attraction” to life in Australia.
Whilst lifestyle, education, and work/life balance in Australia appeal to many, it is particularly attractive to those living in Singapore experiencing stressful living, where children struggle getting into school or the education system or where work is so all-consuming that you have very little time and energy left to pursue the things that matter.
The concept of work and personal finance in Australia is very different from Singapore. In Australia, work is only a part of one’s life. Once you leave your workplace, you seldom even bother to think or talk about work matters. However, when you’re working for 6-7 hours a day in Australia, you seldom have any time to think or talk about anything else other than work.
Australian education is also different to the extent that children are encouraged to pursue their interests very early in their life and where academic streaming and specialization are delayed until the child is much older in their teens. In any case, Australians know that even though you don’t have a bachelor’s degree, you can still have a very rewarding and fantastic career so long as you possess a highly sought-after trade skill.
In recent times, we are seeing an increasing segment of our clients who, although they would like to take up permanent residency in Singapore, have found themselves unable to do so because their residency status in Singapore was rejected and in some instances, several times, without reason or justification.
If you find yourself in one of the above scenarios, take heart, a different country awaits you. The only thing is knowing if you are qualified to migrate to Australia from Singapore.
Who can Apply?
Migration requirements for Australia are complex and dynamic. In fact, advocating for clients in dealing with Australian migration authorities is an extremely challenging and complex job. Whether you’re a Singaporean looking for an improvement in your work-life balance or a foreign professional wishing to establish your family’s stability and facing insecurity and need to make an informed, intelligent decision about your plans, take our advice…. be prepared to pay for upfront, honest information about your eligibility. Otherwise, you will always struggle with the uncertainty of knowing how to successfully apply for PR in Australia from Singapore.
The Skilled Migration program is meant is for applicants who possess skills that Australia needs.
The basic requirements which you must satisfy in order to qualify are:
- Age – Must be over 18 and under 45 years of age at the time of invitation.
- English – Need to pass the English language test.
- Skills – Must have sought-after qualifications and/or skills and a positive skill assessment report.
If you want to establish a business in Australia, manage a new or existing business, or even invest in Australia, you may apply under this visa category.
Applicants must meet criteria which generally relate to:
- Australian State or Territory government nomination
- Invitation to apply through SkillSelect
- Meet the pass mark in the Business Innovation and Investment Points Test
- Business Career
- Net Personal and Business Assets
Depending on the relationship, you may apply for a Prospective Marriage, Spousal or Interdependent visa.
Things you need to know before you apply for a Partner visa:
- The length of your relationship really matters.
- If you are in a de facto relationship, it has to be genuine and ongoing for at least 12 months.
- The application process may take 12 to 24 months.
- Evidencing your genuine relationship is crucial
- A long-distance relationship may be challenging to prove
- Character and health issues are of utmost importance.
- Immigration rules and regulations are extremely dynamic.
- Seek help when unsure.
If you have a child or children living in Australia and who is willing to sponsor you across, you may apply under the Parent visa category.
With an inviting environment and diverse post-study opportunities, it is right to say that Australia is one of the popular study destinations for Filipinos. Aside from it is home to the best universities worldwide, you will be able to enroll in top-notch degree programs of your choice.
Things you need to know before you apply a Student Visa:
- You need to be enrolled in any course of study in Australia
- You should hold an adequate health insurance
- Prove you have a welfare arrangement, if you are under 18
- You must have enough money to pay for your stay in Australia
- You must meet the English language requirement
- You must meet the Australian Health requirement
- You must be in good character
- You must be a genuine temporary entrant and must abide to return home after studying in Australia
- Seek professional advice if you are unsure of the process
To apply for a Child visa, the child must be a natural, adopted, or step-child of an Australian citizen or permanent resident. The child has to be under 25 years of age, but if aged above 18, must be a full-time student and fully dependent on their sponsoring parent. The child must also not be married or living in a de facto relationship or be engaged to be married.
This visa scheme is for skilled people to be employed in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis. Applicants for these visas who are seeking employment in Australia must be sponsored by an employer.
Employer-sponsored visas are ideal for businesses who need to fill a skill shortage not filled locally. Australia has been experiencing a low unemployment rate and steady economic growth.
If you wish to continue traveling to and from Australia after this time, you should apply for a Resident Return Visa (commonly referred to as an RRV). It also allows you to maintain your status as an Australian permanent resident on your return to Australia.
You must also meet one of the following eligibility requirements:
- You must be lawfully present for no less than 2 out of the 5 years in Australia before the application is made.
- You are able to provide evidence of substantial ties with Australia and compelling reasons for the absence of more than 5 years.
- You are the immediate family member of a Resident Return Visa holder.
What is it like to live in Australia?
Australia is the Promised Land for many of our Singapore-based clients. Migrating to Australia from Singapore, many of our clients comment that it is akin to arriving into a land that “flows with milk and honey”.
Whatever your lifestyle, living with the knowledge that your health, accommodation, transport, food, and education are easily taken care of frees migrants to pursue the life they all desire.
We at AIS can help you design the life you want.
At AIS, we cannot help you migrate out of Singapore to any other country other than Australia. This is the reason why in Singapore, we are known as Australian Immigration Specialists.