4 Uncomfortable truths about emigrating - Plus the good news

4 Uncomfortable truths about emigrating – Plus the good news

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Immigrating is a huge undertaking. Especially if you’re doing it as a family! 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 journey? A good way to start is by reading the uncomfortable truths (and the good news) below.

1. 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 complete a skills assessment if your visa 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 the requirements of Australia’s Department of Home Affairs.

The good news

Our licensed immigration advisors can guide you through everything that’s required and ensure that it happens as and when 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.

2. Your emigration might not happen as quickly as you’d like

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 want it to.

For instance, the Department of Home Affairs might get an influx of applications for a new visa category which means everyone has to wait a bit longer on the outcome of their visas. Or, as we all now know, a pandemic could strike!

The good news

You can rest assured that we always compile your application as quickly as possible to submit it as soon as it’s possible. And while we cannot influence the Department of Home Affairs in any way, we do undertake to ensure that you’re never left in the dark about what’s happening with your application.

3. 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

When you deal with us, you’ll know exactly how much your visa application will cost. Simply book a consultation call!

Firstly, and most importantly, you’ll discover during the consultation call if you are eligible to move to Australia. You don’t want to spend money on a visa application if you don’t!

If you are eligible to immigrate to Australia, the licensed advisor will also discuss your visa options with you. However, if you aren’t immediately eligible, the advisor will discuss the best way forward.

After the call, if you are eligible to apply for a visa, you’ll get a complete quote outlining the costs of your application. Our team can also refer you to reputable pet importers and English language teachers so that you have an even better idea of the costs involved.

4. Emigration is not for the faint-hearted

Moving countries is a huge undertaking, so prepare for elevated stress and anxiety during your immigration! Take comfort in the fact that this is normal and that you can get through it. Don’t forget either that you’re doing one of the most exciting things any person can do!

The good news

You don’t have go it alone with our advisors at your side! Our team will 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:

Applying for an emigration visa is a big and important decision. Having a professional agency at your side that guides and solves the tasks in a structured manner, step by step, is essential for success!

I am enthusiastic about the fantastic service, the professionalism and the understanding, calm action even in challenging situations. Precise and reliable like a Swiss watch with heart! A big compliment and thank you to Katrin Maja O‘Flynn!

I will finally be able to meet again and marry my husband in South Australia. We were separated for so long. A painful and endless time is coming to an end thanks to the fantastic work of Katrin Maja O‘Flynn and her team.

~ Andrea


Hi Maike, Katrin and Natanya,

This has literally been the most swift and efficient process I have ever experienced in my life. Less than 6 months from start to end…where we were expecting closer to 2 years. You have all been fabulous to work with and trust me, I have already referred many people to you.

I want to thank you so much for all you have done for us and giving us the key to start the chapter of our lives that we have been wanting to start.

I will read all the documents later and advise on any queries, etc.

Have a great week!

Thanks so much again!

~ Dale and Kate


Hi Maike,

We are delighted to receive the news that our visa has been approved!

On behalf of my family I thank you and your team for your dedication and sense of urgency right through the application process. Thank you for your guidance and professionalism throughout the journey.

We are privileged to be in position of the visa and we know it wouldn’t have been possible without your valued contribution.

We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family.

~ Johan and Sunet

Ready to make your emigration easier?

Then book a consultation call! You’ll speak directly with one of our licensed immigration advisors who’ll take you through visa options and share the costs involved.

If you choose us as your immigration advisor, our team will guide you through your application, providing support and advice every step of the way.

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