Before you are allowed to move to Australia or even just to visit the country, you need to get a visa for yourself and your dependants. There are many different categories and it may take a while to find the most suitable option for you. A lot depends on the goal of your visit and your personal situation. A few examples are a student visa, a tourist visa, a working holiday visa, a sponsored visa, ... Be aware that there are certain requirements, fees and restrictions linked to each type of visa.
We are in no way any kind of migrant counsellors nor sponsored by any of the organisations mentioned below. This page is purely for your disposal and aims to guide you through some of the hurdles you may encounter. As the laws regarding the visa change frequently, it is helpful to check for the latest information on the website of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship or get advice from a migration consultant.
To assist you in selecting and applying for the right visa to move to Australia you can go to a migration
consultant. A great number of consultants specialise in Australia specifically and will be able to provide
you with detailed information on the procedures. Some of them allow one free consultation before you
need to pay for their service. Whether you should consider using a migration consultant depends on the
complexity of your situation.
TIP: Only use migration consultants that are officially registered with MARA.
Some well-known providers of migration services to Australia in Belgium and the Netherlands include:
Migration Institute of Australia
The articles on this blog are composed by the BCV and are merely based on our own experience. We are no experts in any of the fields, but merely want to give useful tips and references to Belgians seeking to move to Victoria.