United Arab Emirates or simply put the UAE is home to above 9 million expats from 280 countries. These expats have played a great role in making the UAE a global hub for tourism and key financial activity. The society has turned into a multi-cultural of harmony and peace.
However, there are individuals and families who would like to migrate to Australia to find an even better future. Australia, like the UAE, welcomes talented 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 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 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 at one place.
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!
Vanuatu Government coffers are bulging with money as passport revenues rise to new heights.
Over VT 1.3 billion in passport-related revenues were received in January alone, according to the government’s latest financial report.
The number of passports sold each month more than doubled from September to October last year, and have remained at nearly that level ever since. Based on official revenue figures and current passport prices, the Daily Post estimates that over 1,800 passports were issued to people via Vanuatu’s various citizenship by investment programmes in 2018.
Much of that has happened in the second half of the year. Revenues equivalent to about 1,300 sales were reported in the six months between July 2018 and the end of January this year.
On average, five new citizens were added every day last year. In the six months between July and January, that number rises to seven. October 2018 saw the great level of activity, with an average of nine new passports awarded every day, or twelve every working day.
Revenues are generally not broken down into detailed figures in the Department of Finance and Treasury’s monthly financial reports. But the January 2018 report includes the following paragraph:
“Vanuatu Development Support Program (VDSP) and Vanuatu Contribution Program (VCP), together collected VT 1,098.4 million in January. This is 254.1 per cent more than the forecast figure of VT 241.9 million, and makes up 24.4 per cent of the annual budget target of VT 4,504.6 million and is 31.8 per cent more than VT 833.1 million collected during the same period last year”.
DoFT has generally issued very conservative revenue projections from passport programmes, apparently as a means of curtailing expectations and keeping complacency to a minimum.
Nonetheless, recent figures are exceeding these estimates by a larger margin than ever before.
One cause for concern is that the record revenues will lead to reliance on passport income. This would be a problem, because the majority of passport sales originate from mainland China. The acquisition of dual citizenship by Chinese is a legal grey area. Article 3 of China’s Nationality Law does not recognise dual nationality with any other country. There are however no laws penalising people who obtain citizenship outside of China.
While travel from China has increased in recent years, it is still quite low. In 2017, just over 3,600 people travelled from China to Vanuatu. The numbers in 2018 were similar.
The appeal of Vanuatu citizenship seems to be more for the visa-free access it provides to European Union countries.
Citizenship by investment has been the subject of controversy from the beginning. Many Ni Vanuatu express reservations—and outright opposition—concerning the idea of selling citizenship. Others have questioned the processes governing the sale of passports.
One long-standing court case questions the means by which the current passport schemes were created. Vanuatu is nearly unique in this regard. Most nations have only one approved means of acquiring citizenship by investment, but this country has several.
Concerns have been raised on numerous occasions about the sustainability of these cash inflows. While the government has shown considerable restraint in its handling of the funds, a few worrying signs are emerging that attitudes may be changing. Overall spending has risen considerably every year since the programmes began, and both the 2018 and 2019 budgets have reached record highs.
In 2018, a record VT 24.6 billion was set out in the budget. But nearly VT 6 billion more than that was ultimately allocated in a pair of supplementary appropriations. Supplementary spending is not subject to the same rigorous vetting that normal budget appropriations undergo.
It is understood that several big ticket projects are now under consideration. One is a VT 4.4. billion Pentecost road project providing 42 km of tar-sealed roadway running from Melsisi to Pangi. A May 2018 cost-benefit analysis prepared by the Ministry of Finance states that Vanuatu’s external debt levels are reaching unacceptably high levels. The analysis concludes that the “source of funding needs to be funded domestically given high external loan borrowing repayment after 2020.”
The Daily Post understands that the government of Vanuatu well over VT 6 billion in cash reserves. Its operating surplus in 2018 was in excess of VT 8 billion.
Remember we told you about the Australian millionaire who was advertising for a personal assistant to travel around the globe living in the lap of luxury? Well, he’s had quite a bit of uptake on his offer.
Actually, 40,000 people have applied for the position.
Matthew Lepre runs an e-commerce empire and trousers around A$120,000 each week. The job that he was offering was to oversee the growth of the four companies that he runs whilst living the globe-trotting lifestyle alongside him.
The pay wasn’t too bad, either. Lepre is offering a base rate of around A$52,000.
That base rate is just the start, too. Travel and health, all covered. There’s a lot of travelling, by the way. At least one different country every couple of months.
Lepre explained: “Salary will be based on the person’s experience but the base rate is in addition to travel and accommodation expenses. Health insurance benefits are paid for by me separately,
“Travelling while I work has allowed me to live my ideal life, and I want to give someone the opportunity to do the same alongside me,”
The 26-year-old entrepreneur described the post as “the coolest job in the world” and it seems as if a decent amount of people agree with him.
Speaking for his private villa in Thailand, Lepre told the Daily Mail: “I have received over 40,000 applications from people all around the world. I have definitely received far more applications from women (75 per cent) than men (25 per cent) and even a few marriage proposals too,”
Wow. How do you even go about sifting through that many applications? He should probably just start advertising several other jobs as assistants to help find the right candidate for the first job.
He says that from what they know so far, most of the people who have applied are between the ages of 23 and 37 – millennials to you and me – and are drawn from across the globe.
The largest demographic – so they say – is women from Australia. However, there are also applicants from the UK, Italy, South America, and Asia.
He continued: “A lot of people who are applying say in their application that they are working the 9-5 rat race and want to escape corporate life and are ready to bring the skills they have learnt to this role, while travelling the world with me,”
Although he lives the life of luxury these days, all massages, cocktails, and sunshine, he wasn’t brought up that way. Lepre thinks it is important to remember that he grew up in a single parent family in Sydney’s Western Suburbs and is committed to giving something back.
He added: “‘Life is always about giving back to those less fortunate than you and I am always thankful to those who supported my mum and I during the dark days when times were tough financially,”
Well, good luck to all the applicants. Let’s see who gets the job at the end of it all.
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Why Make Australia your new home for all Migrants from Dubai & Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates and India
When you ask the question of what Australia is known for to the world, you get answers like kangaroos, koalas, cricket, swimming, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Aborigines, Russell Crow, Mel Gibson, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Mines, Minerals, wine, and Vegemite but Australia is much more than all of this. There are a few interesting facts that we would like to share with all our migrants fromÂ Dubai, Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates and India who would be interested in Migrating to Australia.
- Australia is the 6th largest country in the world, occupying an entire continent of some 7.6 million square kilometres. The Australian continent is the smallest, and second-lowest human inhabited (after Antarctica) continent on
- Australia is spanning three oceans and covering around 12 million square kilometres and has the world’s 3rd largest ocean territory.
- 91 percent of Australia which is nearly 7 million square kilometres is covered with Agriculture and Vegetation.
- Over 200 plus different languages and dialects are spoken in Australia, with the most common non-English spoken languages are Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin and majority of all Indian regional and national languages
- Australia has one of the world’s most efficient and stable stock markets, strongest economies, banking regulation, legal rights and anti-trust laws.
- The Australian economy is an important contributor to the world to drive global business like meat, agriculture, dairy, education, tourism, mining, innovation, science and wealth management.
- Australia possesses around 30% of the world’s known recoverable uranium reserves. Australia’s uranium has been mined since 1954, and three mines are currently operating, Ranger, Olympic Dam, and Four Mile.
- Australia also offers modern ICT infrastructure, high levels of investment, generous research and development (R&D), tax incentives for businesses, and strong intellectual property protection.
- Australia is rated number 5 in the worlds top 200 universities by five key subject fields and is also the home to the largest pool of funds under management in the Asian region.
Moving to Australia and settling there isn’t a straightforward process by just putting in a visa application. The process is complex and is best only handled by Australian Registered Migration Agents or Australian Immigration Lawyers.
FBP handholds their migration clients especially from Dubai Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates and India, throughout its Permanent Residency Visa programs and process. Migrants from Dubai Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates and India that apply their Migration to Australia through FBP and its business associates and partners – FBP International, also provide end to end Australian Settlement services like but not limited to, home stay, long-term and short term accommodations, orientation of Australia and its lifestyles, job search, acquiring or takeover qualifying businesses either self-managed and/or co-managed businesses with lucrative returns and providing and helping them get an Australian Citizenship.
Migrants from Dubai, Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates and India who are Interested in migrating and settling in Australia and/or doing Business or Investing in Australia with assured good return of investments, please contact [email protected] call us on +971507513997 (UAE) +61499914288 (Australia)
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