Welcome to the official Visa First blog!

Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more



4 Things An Experienced Traveler Can Teach A Beginner

Experienced travellers are like old sages: they know what’s what and they’ve been everywhere. They have a lot to teach to younger, fresher travellers. Here are some of the essential tips experienced travellers would like to tell beginners. How to Be Diplomatic With new travellers, there is often a lot of culture shock. People have […]

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Top Cities Worldwide For Expats With Children

Planning a move abroad with your family in tow? An international move is a huge undertaking and especially so if you are going to be moving with young children. You will have to take into consideration factors like safety, family-friendly neighbourhoods, quality of schools, child care facilities and so on before you choose a city. […]

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State Sponsored Visa Granted for Derek in Melbourne!

Who are you? I’m Derek Doyle, this is my wife Catriona Doyle & our little boy Sam Doyle Ages: 35, 36, 2 What do you do? I’m a Manufacturing Engineer Where do you come from and where are you now? We travelled from Galway to Melbourne. Why did you want to live in Australia? We […]

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Successful State Sponsorship visa: Gary

You want to go to Australia, but still, you don’t know what it’s like and what to expect when you get over. Get some real-life experience from a client of ours who has recently moved down there. Meet Gary, who has settled in Australia on his skilled Migration Visa. Gary moved to Perth, Western Australia […]

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Prepare For Life in Canada

Moving abroad is quite big of a change, there is no doubt about that. Especially for those people, who have never left their home country for more than a week in order to go on vacation. So, life in a foreign land will most probably come as a shock to them. Certain things you did […]

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Moving with Children Overseas After a Divorce

The mobility of modern society has given people much freedom after the unfortunate act of a divorce. Relocation sometimes becomes a necessity because of job opportunities and sadly, divorce. Although things might not have turned out the way you hoped, you might experience a better future ahead of you. This is a situation which often […]

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Adapting to an Expatriate Lifestyle

Moving abroad and becoming a part of a new culture is something that happens a lot these days. Businesses are becoming more cosmopolitan with every passing year, the old borders and boundaries of the trading world slowly disappearing and allowing the free market to thrive as much as possible. One of the most common reasons […]

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Home Buying Guide Australia

Going to Australia or simply living there naturally means owning or renting a home. While renting is a decent way of living you will only enjoy a good, calm life if you have your own home. Doing that however requires some manoeuvring so you can navigate the market successfully. Following these tips will give you […]

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The financial preparations you need to make before moving abroad

When you move abroad some of the biggest considerations are the financial side of things, but this is one of the aspects that often gets overlooked. The problem with this is that you can easily make mistakes when it comes to managing your finances when you move to another country and find that you have […]

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Driving Abroad: A Beginner’s GuideAbroad: A Beginner’s Guide

Many travellers go out of their way to protect themselves from crime or terrorism in foreign countries, but they do little to prepare for the number-one threat to Americans in foreign countries: driving. Vehicle crashes kill more travelling Americans than any other threat. Whether you need to prepare yourself for driving on the “wrong” side […]

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