In this  we will talk about the documents that will be needed for any type of business in Australia in full compliance with the law. When you miss any of these, try to get them as soon as possible: in this way you will have everything you need even before leaving for Australia. It might be an excellent idea to carefully store them in some safe place, at least until you settle down in a quiet place, for example for the period you are staying in a hostel.

  • Birth certificates and passports for all family members accompanying you, if you have any.
  • Adoption certificates, in case you have any.
  • Your marriage certificate (or separation or divorce papers)
  • Vaccination booklet for your children. These are absolutely necessary in order to enroll children in school or kindergarten.
  • Medical certifications, including x-rays, dental records and other prescriptions,
  • Copies of all school certificates, certifications, diplomas, degrees and academic transcripts. You may be required to have your qualifications validated by a professional assessment service. This could make it easier to find a job.
  • Reference letters, containing all the contact details of your previous employers.
  • A professional portfolio or examples of your previous work. This is particularly requested and relevant in the creative industry, as for example if you are looking for a job as a graphic designer.
  • A valid driving license + an international driving license. You will be entitled to drive immediately using the driving license issued by your country of origin and an international driving license for 3 to 6 months, within which time you will have to apply for an Australian driving license. I advise you to consult the relevant authorities in the state or territory where you will settle, in order to obtain more adequate information.
  • Documentation regarding your car insurance. If you have a good insurance class in your country, and your certification is good, you could get a good class in Australia as well.
  • Travel insurance documents, which would be better if it covered the first two weeks of your stay in Australia. In Australia, it takes some time to get health insurance, and during this time you will be responsible for the costs of covering medical treatment, ambulance service and emergency surgery.
  • Certificates of appraisal and authenticity (including photographs) for jewelry and other valuables. If you are taking more than AU $ 10,000 in cash with you, you will need to declare this on your Incoming Passenger Card.
  • Financial certifications that prove the history and value of your savings. These certificates will make it easier for you to obtain a mortgage in Australia.
  • Documents relating to any foreign income, property or other investments. You may be required to pay a tax on these investments in Australia. For more precise and certain information about it, I recommend that you consult the Australian Taxation Office website. for free visa consultation contact here

One of the first things to consider when thinking about moving to Australia is how to transfer your money and other investments. Remember, it would be better if you close all the accounts that you no longer need active in your home country in order to save on bank taxes. Below, you will find some useful tips.

  • Before your departure, open an online account with an Australian bank. It’s easy to do, and takes just a few minutes. To activate your account, you simply need to go to any branch and show your passport. You will have the money in your account within minutes.
  • International money transfers can be made using the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Inter bank Financial Telecommunication) system. All banks in Australia are authorized to receive transfers from anywhere in the world. Keep in mind though, that international transfers may take up to 10 days to complete.
  • Convert money into Australian dollars for immediate needs when you arrive in Australia.
  • Buy a prepaid travel credit card or Australian dollar traveler’s checks for security and to have immediate access to funds for any eventuality.
  • Bring international credit cards with you for immediate purchases and to allow identification. Remember that transaction fee could be very high since a currency other than the Euro is used.
  • Talk to an operator at your bank to find out about all the options you could benefit from, determining what works best for you.