Trusted Experts

I’ve created a directory of professionals to help you move to Australia – these are my Trusted Experts. These are a mixture of services I’ve used myself and also services and businesses that I know and trust. I sometimes receive a referral fee if you choose to follow my recommendation (at no extra cost to you). You can read my full disclosure policy in the footer.

Make sure you also check out my Resources page for more recommendations of services that can help make your move to Australia easier.

Migration Agent

Veronika Hurbis

Veronika Hurbis

Migration Agent

I’m really excited to introduce you to Get your visa application checked here. I spoke to lots of different agents and struggled to find somebody I could trust with our application until I found Sort Out My Visa.

Although our situation was complicated, Sort Out My Visa made it smooth and simple and it took just a few weeks to get our visa approved.

Veronika is based in the UK so she’s on the same timezone as you which makes everything a lot easier. And as she’s from Australia, she understands what it’s like to live here too.

I’ve referred many people on to her over the last few years and have heard great feedback from each of them, so I know that she’ll look after you. Read some reasons why you might like to use a migration agent here.

Sort Out My Visa’s services

Veronika offers a free-of-charge initial assessment of your CV. To access this, please click the button at the bottom of the section and send her a message. 

In addition to offering a full visa service where Veronika takes care of everything (email via the link below for a quote), Veronika Hurbis is now offering the following new services. Quote the following code at checkout, to get £5 off: WINTERBLUESOFFER

> Detailed Visa Options Assessment to identify the most suitable visa for you – usually £50 but discounted to £45 if you use the code at the checkout WINTERBLUESOFFER
Find out your visa options here

>DIY Skills Assessment Guide (available for all occupations) – usually £35 but discounted to £30 if you use the code at the checkout WINTERBLUESOFFER
Get your DIY Skills Assessment Guide here

> Checking services for Expression of Interest before it is submitted to ensure you have completed it correctly to give you the best chance of being invited to apply – usually £150 but discounted to £145 if you use the code at the checkout WINTERBLUESOFFER
Get your Expression of Interest checked here

> Checking service for your visa application – usually £250 but £245 if you use the code at the checkout WINTERBLUESOFFER
Get your visa application checked here

> 30-minute phone consultation to ask questions about visas – usually £50 but discounted to £45 if you use the code at the checkout WINTERBLUESOFFER 

Book your 30-minute phone consultation here

So whether you want the full service done for you, or you would prefer some support as you DIY your own application to save some funds, Veronika has a service to suit your needs and budget. Just remember to quote WINTERBLUESOFFER the the checkout to obtain your discount!

>> Click here to read reviews & testimonials for Veronika Hurbis <<

Contact Veronika today to discuss your visa needs or to ask for a free initial assessment.

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Banking

Commonwealth Bank

Commonwealth Bank

Open your Australian bank account

Commonwealth Bank advert for opening your bank account in Australia from the UK

Moving to Australia? Start your new life today, with Australia’s leading bank.

Opening an account with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia is fast, secure and provides you with instant access to your account details. You can start transferring money to your new Australian account straightaway+ and view your balance online before you arrive, using Australia’s number one online bank NetBank^.

Enjoy the convenience of:

  • More than 950 branches nationally
  • NetBank and the CommBank App, where you can access and manage your money – anywhere, anytime
  • Personalised support of a Relationship Manager when you earn an annual income of $80,000 or above*

Read more about opening an account with Commonwealth Bank.

To instantly open an account or for personal support, simply click here


>>Click here to open your Australian bank account from overseas NOW <<

Things you should know: Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 is a company incorporated in Australia. *We will need to verify your proof of income and visa to qualify for this service. +Customers will be able to withdraw their funds once they arrive in Australia and identify themselves at a Commonwealth Bank branch. ^ Customers will have limited access to NetBank until they arrive in Australia and identify themselves at a Commonwealth Bank branch.

Mortgage Broker

Anish Prasad

Anish Prasad

Mortgage Broker

Like all good services, it’s good to appointment people who’ve been recommended to you. Anish Prasad was recommended to us by some UK friends who’d just bought their first home in Australia. He’d been recommended to them by an Australian friend. We were nervous about buying a house in Australia as we didn’t understand how it worked, but Anish was great at explaining it all. He helped us work out the best mortgage for our needs and was always at the end of the phone, plus he responded quickly to emails whenever we had questions. He’s the person I’ll call if ever we’re looking to buy another property.

Anish has access to over 700 products across 35 lenders, and he knows them well so can match you to the deal and lender that suits you best. He was APF Mortgage Broker of the Year in 2014 and 2015, and he’s experienced at dealing with clients all over Australia, including those who have recently moved from overseas.

He doesn’t charge you for his service or advice – his earns commission from the lenders if and when you take out a mortgage through him. It’s well worth touching base with him now if you’re wondering about your eligibility for a mortgage when you land in Australia.

YOU CAN NOW GET A $100 VISA GIFT CARD FOR ORGANISING YOUR MORTGAGE WITH iLENDFINANCE! Read this post about finding the best mortgage broker for your needs to find out all of the details.

You can read a guest post on my blog by Anish here>.

Contact Anish today for a FREE mortgage review
(Initial inquiry will be cc’ed to Smart Steps to Australia)

Contact Anish today for a FREE mortgage review

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