Australian Immigration – A Complete Guide

Immigration to Australia is a process that takes time to bear fruit, even after you have landed in the country down south. To make your migration to Australia as smooth as possible, Vmake Visas have created checklists to remind migrants about their duties, essential reminders for what needs to be done before starting a new life in a new country.

Eight weeks before you move:

  • Speak to your vmake visas’ Immigration Coordinator about all the documentation required for Australia visas to be approved.
  • Enquire about move management services.
  • Organize vaccinations for your pets (if any).
  • Enquire about shipment of cars or other vehicles (if need be) or any other issues related to customs and excise.
  • Discuss transfer of your bank accounts and funds to your new home country.
  • Investigate options for opening an Australian bank account to accommodate the transfer of your funds.
  • Speak with a currency expert and a financial services provider.

Four weeks before you move:

  • Dispose of any goods that you no longer need.
  • Check that all passports are valid and that they have all the necessary stamps, including your Australian visa.
  • Notify schools of your move for your children’s sake. Make sure that you have all relevant school certificates and transcripts, as these are likely to be needed when enrolling children into their new school.
  • Obtain medical certificates and records for the whole family. Arrange with your local doctor to collect all family medical records. These will be necessary when registering with a local doctor in Australia.
  • Locate all marriage and birth certificates.
  • Arrange for mail to be redirected. Vmake Visas suggest that your correspondences are directed to a close friend or family member in India who can either forward it on a regular basis (far less expensive option).
  • Supply vmake visas with your contact details. This should ideally be an email address, or if you have one, a telephone number in Australia. If you already have an address overseas, please give this to vmake visas as well.

Personal Documents

All personal documentation and valuable items should be carried as hand luggage and not as part of a shipment.

One week before you move:

  • Arrange for electricity, cable, gas, and telephone (landline) services to be disconnected. Note down their respective meter readings.
  • Place a stop on the delivery of any newspapers or milk etc.
  • Make sure that any possessions that have been loaned to friends have been returned. Also make sure that there is nothing left at the dry cleaner's.

One day before you move:

  • Give away all perishable food items or plants. Vmake Visas strongly recommend that these are not shipped, and in many circumstances it will not be permitted by the carrier. Please discuss this with your Movers agency.
  • De-frost the fridge/freezer.
  • Disconnect the washing machine and other home appliances.
  • When the Movers have completed the packing, make sure that you walk through your home to ensure that all possessions have been packed and loaded.
  • Do not forget to hand over your possessions that you are unable to carry or other heirlooms to family / friends.


  • Passports
  • Travel documentations
  • A reasonable amount of foreign currency
  • Valuables

Notification checklist

Make good use of Vmake Visas checklist to ensure you have contacted all the people or organizations you may need to notify of your move. This will save you a lot of trouble in future. The list includes:

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • House Insurance Company
  • Car Insurance Company
  • Life Insurance Company
  • Health Insurance Company
  • Insurance Broker
  • Electricity Board
  • Water Board / Gas Company
  • Telephone Company / Internet Provider
  • Banks
  • Post Office Savings Bank
  • Building Society
  • Investment Company
  • Inland Revenue
  • Department of Health and Social Security
  • Schools/Colleges
  • Post Office (for mail)
  • Local Authority (Council Tax)
  • Library
  • Car Registration Authority
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
  • Milkman
  • Newsagents and other subscriptions
  • Satellite TV Provider

Your First Step to Successful Immigration to Australia

Before Going any Further, Take Your First and Most Important Step For Australian Immigration.

  • Get Your Profile assessment for Free by vmake visas Australia Immigration Advisors and get a whole lot of Information about the best decisions for your Immigration Plan.

  • Connect with us by Speaking to vmake visas immigration counselors - 91(0)11-48414141

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