Migrating to Australia with your Family

Moving to Australia with your family can be one of the most rewarding experiences for your future. However, migrating to Australia can be a long and tedious process. It is worth it for countless reasons, and if you are adequately prepared, you will find the process much easier to handle.

If you are considering making a move along with your family, here are some things to keep in mind.


You will need a sponsorship from your Australian employer. This means that you should have already secured a job by the time you start the process of migration. If you are coming alone at first, it may be easier to obtain a visa.

Proper Documentation

As a family migrating, you’ll be required to show many more documents along with the original visa request. Some extra documentation will include all your children’s birth certificates, your marriage certificate, your family status, and a copy of all passports. These should all be translated into English to speed up the process.

Planning in Advance

If you have children going into school, you must make sure that they are already or will be enrolled in Australian schools. Keep in mind that the costs of this will usually be around 5.000 to 10.000 AUD. Australian governments are quite strict about family migrations as you have to show that your family has the required amount of money to live.

Be prepared for a long process, and it may be helpful for the person working first to migrate as an individual. An individual migration is often easier and less expensive, and can eventually lead into the rest of the family joining.


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