Here’s some useful information to think about in addition to the visa requirements.
When moving to Australia you have a lot of things you need to think about and set up.
Firstly, apply for Medicare as soon as you are able. As a permanent resident or as soon as you have applied for a PR visa onshore you qualify for Medicare.
Secondly, apply for a Tax File Number or TFN as soon as you arrive. This means you won’t pay more tax than you need to in Australia.
Thirdly, if you need it get good financial, tax or legal advice. In many cases this advice is better obtained before you become a permanent resident.
Lastly, what government assistance – both state and federal – is available to you based on the visa you hold. Know where you stand and what is available to you.
You can’t make the right decision if you don’t have all the right information. Make sure you have all the facts.