4 Uncomfortable truths about emigrating – Plus the good news
However, most people entering the emigration process do not fully realise what lies ahead.
Is it worth it? Of course! You’re opening doors to new opportunities and a better life for yourself and your family.
But how do you prepare yourself for the emigration journey? A good way to start is by reading the below.
You’re going to have a lot of admin to do
Many applicants are surprised by the amount of admin that’s involved in the application.
You have to gather the required documents, complete the necessary paperwork, do the applicable tests, and apply for professional registrations if your occupation asks for it.
Everything has to happen at the right time too and it also has to happen in a way or format that meets Immigration Australia’s requirements.
The good news
Our immigration advisers can guide you through everything that’s required and ensure that it happens as it should. Our team even go as far as booking English tests for you. Leaving you with more time to focus on those behind-the-scenes things.
Your emigration might not happen as quickly as you’d like
If you’re like the average person who wants to emigrate, you basically want to do it immediately! You can’t wait to pack your bags and get on that aeroplane. And who can blame you? Australia is a dream destination.
Unfortunately your emigration might not always happen as quickly as you’d hope. Sometimes, for instance, Immigration Australia could take a bit longer to process a visa because there has been a high volume of applications.
The good news
You can rest assured that we always compile your application as quickly as possible to submit it as soon as possible. And while we cannot influence Immigration Australia in any way, we do undertake to ensure that you’re never left in the dark about what’s happening with your application.
Emigration is not cheap
There are a lot of costs involved in emigrating, from paying the movers to putting down a deposit on a place to stay or importing your pet. You’ll also have to pay government fees and you might need to pay for English tests and registrations too.
The good news
Here’s what you don’t want to do – part with any money without knowing if you’re eligible for emigration. This is why we offer a free initial assessment. This assessment tells you whether or not you do qualify for emigration. It’ll also give you a good idea of the initial costs, so that you can draw up a better budget.
Emigration is not for the faint-hearted
It is almost guaranteed that your stress and anxiety levels will rise during the application process. Mostly because it’s an unfamiliar process and because it’s such an important step in your life.
The good news
Our advisers will see to it that don’t have to go through it alone. Our team will always ensure that your stress and anxiety is kept to a minimum by seeing to it that all requirements are met, and by giving you realistic timelines and expectations.
Here’s what some of our recent clients had to say:
We had the absolute pleasure of working on our immigration process with Katrin Maja O’Flynn from Intergate.
It was a crazy journey as we are a complex case and only had the bare minimum points needed. Katrin guided us efficiently, effectively and with endless patience. She went above and beyond her basic duties sending us plenty extra information.
We never felt like “just another case” to Katrin, which for me was the most important thing. She grasped the fact that she was dealing with a family seeking to change their future and that she held that future in her hands. When there were bumps in the road and I was scared, Katrin called me and handled me with such kindness and empathy.
We just can’t thank you enough Katrin. Thanks to you, generations of our family to come will be safe. I simply would not recommend you take this journey with any other company – Intergate and Katrin especially are absolutely brilliant.”
Hi Katrin & Maike,
Thank you so much for all your hard work and expertise!
It has been 322 days since we signed our mandate with you to guide us along this journey! We couldn’t be happier right now to have received our Visa grant. Both you and Maike have made the entire process so easy and stress-free. Everything happened within the time-frames you gave us and there were no unrealistic expectations given. Your professionalism and knowledge in the whole process was awesome!
We can’t recommend you both and Intergate enough 🙂 Thanks again for all you have done in helping us achieve our goal! THANK-YOU! THANK-YOU! THANK-YOU!
We can gladly recommend Intergate Emigration to any one aspiring to emigrate or just for a visitors visa.
We contacted Intergate in February 2016, and they were extremely helpful and patient with all our emigration questions and concerns. They also helped us to obtain Visitors Visas quickly.
When we decided to emigrate, we had the pleasure of working with Maike and later Katrin. The team was wonderful and we really felt that they were invested in our case . They were patient and always answered all our emails without complaining. They are professional and they made sure we had all the documents before it was requested.
Intergate Emigration is the BEST!
~ Nico and Adri Botha
Ready to make your emigration easier?
If you are, please book an initial assessment with us. This initial assessment is free and non-obligatory.
Following the outcome, you’ll know if you’re eligible to immigrate to Australia. From this point, our agents will guide you through the application process, providing support and knowledge every step of the way.