United Arab Emirates is home to around 9 million expats belonging to more than 270 countries. Most of the expats in the country belong to developing nations such as India, Pakistan, Nepal and the Philippines. However, the dramatic evolution of the UAE a from far-flung sheikhdom to a vibrant, fully developed and upscale country relies on the shoulders of this expat community which outnumbers the nationals of this country.
There are an estimated 700,000 expats from the Philippines in the UAE. These Filipino expats constitute about 5.56% of the total UAE population and mainly migrated to the UAE for a better and secure career prospect. According to a recent survey, conducted by TheNational.ae called Focus on the Filipino in the UAE, “64 per cent of the Filipinos work in five sectors: architecture, engineering and construction (17 per cent); tourism and hospitality (16 per cent); customer service (13 per cent); health and medical fields (10 per cent) and marketing and advertising (8 per cent). 6 per cent work in manufacturing and production, and a similar figure work in domestic and household services.”
The Filipinos are considered a hardworking nation and their fellow countrymen and women in the UAE are no different. In fact, apart from being hardworking, the Filipino expats here enjoy an excellent reputation when it comes to being trustworthy and honest.
Australia is open for the Filipino migrants. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics data released in 2019, the number of overseas-born Filipinos living in Australia continues to rise. The Philippines-born Australians constitute about 1.1% of the total Australian population. Australia has become a preferred migration destination for the Filipinos because of better and secure prospects and the geographical proximity of the Philippines to Australia.
The same trend is being observed among the Filipino population in the UAE. Although UAE offers a much better and secure lifestyle to the Filipino expats, but Australia takes it to the next level. Australia is preferred by expat community here because of the possibility of becoming an Australian citizen post migration. Also, as discussed before, the expats consider their future secure in Australia with civic perks such as free schooling and medical insurance etc.
Australia, like the UAE, welcomes talented Filipino migrants with arms wide open. Unlike the other immigration hotspots – such as the US, Canada and UK – Australia has made it very simple and easy for eligible individuals and families to migrate and settle down. As a result, the continent is now considered a harmonized multi-cultural region that promotes values based on mutual respect and peace.
Australia is now known as the “land of plentiful opportunities”. The country harnesses an inclusive economy that is based on the basic principles of equality and adaptability. This continent’s economy is robust and facilitates thriving business success. A strong economy is the first indicator of a developed country which makes it an attractive destination for permanent residency and business investments. Australia has already made it big and wants to bloom further by taking in talented human capital from across the globe. To ensure further growth, Australian economy promises better compensation and premium-level civic amenities to the migrants who want to call the country their home.
The current immigration legislations have made it easier for skilled workers and their families to migrate to Australia. The UAE residents, especially, the expats are no different. If you are a skilled and talented individual and fulfil the Australian Migration criteria, you can easily move to the country, along with your family, within 6 to 9 months.
Unlike Canada and other countries, the qualification criteria to migrate to Australia from the UAE is simple. The beauty of the Australian migration system is that the Australian migration aspirants are kept up-to date on the actions being taken by the authorities on their applications. The system is largely digitalized which results in elimination of huge backlogs and unnecessary red tape. This allows faster decisions being conveyed to the applicants and genuine candidates get their Australian PR Visa grant within 6 to 9 months of application. In fact, there have been cases where certain highly qualified and trained professionals received their Australian PR Visa grants within a couple months!
Here’s a look at the requirements for the General Skilled Visa:
5 Requirements to MIGRATE to AUSTRALIA from the UAE
- Degree / Diploma Holder
- 4 years of Work Experience
- Speak, Read, Write English
- Below 45 years of age
This is the simplest possible criteria. And, since it is easy, the number of aspirants against the allocated slots are more. Individuals and families try to lodge their Australian immigration EOI themselves, however, due to lack of thorough parts of the application forms, their application remains incomplete. The best way to migrate to Australia from Dubai is to let an Australian expert migration agent – FBP International – take care of your visa application, documentation and manage it on your behalf until you get the decision from Australian authorities. This also greatly reduces chances of errors leading to possible visa refusals on technical grounds.
So how can FBP help the Filipino UAE residents migrate to Australia?
FBP International is the exclusive partner of BMS Australia – one of the finest Australian immigration firms located within the continent. BMS is an exclusive member of the Member of Migration Alliance (MMA) – Australia. The team at BMS constitutes of immigration specialists and legal practitioners who are members of their respective Australian bars and law societies.
FBP offers following managed and turnkey Australian immigration services from Dubai:
- Australia Skilled Migration
- Australia Business / Investor Settlement
- Australian Partner / Parent Visa / Child Visa
- Complete Documentation Services
- Pre-Departure and Post Landing service management
- Australian PR Card Services
- Visa Refusal Appeal Cases
FBP’s exclusive association with Best Migration Services (BMS) Australia enables it to provide complete set of migration relevant consultancy and document clearing services all in one place. Also, FBP actively engages with Post Landing Services (PLS) Australia and Qualifications Australia to provide settlement and education equivalence consultation services to our clients.
If you opt to migrate to Australia via FBP, following are the 4 simple steps that you will follow.
Step 1 – Find out if you qualify
- Meet our consultants to access your credentials and find out if you qualify for migration
Step 2 – Submit all your documents
- Complete the document checklist and provide all paperwork required
Step 3 – Lodge your application
- Get your qualifications assessed and lodge your visa application
Step 4 – Visa Grant
- Get the Visa, make your move and start your new life in Australia
Basically, FBP will hand hold you throughout the process of your migration to Australia. FBP, in association with BMS, also provides post landing services such as helping you find a relevant job, real estate matters and banking guidance etc. The basic philosophy of FBP international is to champion your right to a safe and secure future in Australia. You can click here to get in touch with FBP and start your Australian migration process today!