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06/04/2020BY Migrate 2 Oz

Time for tough decisions... or is it?

Right now we are all facing a great degree of uncertainty brought about by the latest global pandemic, the resulting lock-down and the long term consequences this will have on us, economically, financially and personally.

A lot of people are feeling paralyzed by a global situation they had little or no say in and which has thrown their lives and plans into chaos. So how do you take back the control? It’s all about making decisions. The decisions you make today will decide your tomorrow. Long term success comes from long term focus and planning.  You are reading this newsletter because, at one stage or another, you thought of going to Australia to join your family.

Realize how powerful decisions are.

Decide and taking action!  

Commit to your decisions.

Just being interested in something while taking no action is not how progress happens. To achieve you must commit. 

It can be scary making big decisions. The fear that you don’t know exactly how to make it happen or that you haven’t researched every possible outcome and planned for every possible scenario can paralyze you. If you listen to this fear you’ll never end up deciding on anything. You’ll never start. What most people don’t realize is that you don’t need to plan out every possible detail to change your life. The reality is that you will find a way.

If you follow these steps you’ll create the momentum necessary to achieve what you want.

If you are thinking of applying for an Australian visa, decide on it and make it happen!

The visa process is taking up to 4 years currently. By the time you need to travel – the global restrictions will have been lifted and you will be in a position to move. If you wait out the current instability and only start the process when everything feels “safe” you will have wasted a considerable period of time that you could otherwise have spent IN Australia.

While we are all hinging in limbo, waiting for the lockdown to be lifted, you could be completing all your documents and be ready to lodge an application! Don’t waste time…

Moving Money

After many close calls, it’s finally happened. South Africa’s credit rating has been downgraded to junk status. Most of us know that this is a bad thing with serious consequences.

With the downgrade, the government will have less to spend on social initiatives and infrastructure. In order to plug the funding gap, the government will have to increase revenue through higher taxes.

There’s no denying that we face difficult times ahead. To survive amid higher inflation and rocketing interest rates, everyone will have to make changes.

Our advice has always been to move your money to a more stable platform or currently. Open an Australian bank account and move your money at every opportunity you get.

Please drop Andrew Blanche an email and he will send you details on how to do this if you have not already done so.

Free Online Visa Assessment

Are you ready to take the next step?

Complete our online visa assessment and we will provide free advice on your visa eligibility, visa options, and the next key steps.