I think we've all dreamed about emigrating to somewhere as far away as possible at some point in our lives and Australia is the number one place for Brits to start a new life with over 1 million of us currently living there. How easy is it to emigrate to Australia though? First of all, you would need to get the basics out of the way and sort out your passport renewal and check the eligibility requirements before making any grand plans. I'm not sure we'd meet the strict entry requirements needed to move to Australia but we can always dream can't we.
Then there is always the option of moving somewhere with lots of sunshine but a little closer to home. Spain would be my number one choice and as someone who works from home I only need an internet connection and can pretty much work from anywhere - I'm not sure if Steve could get a job in a Spanish call centre though so this plan would still need plenty of planning and consideration. According to the BBC, there are 761,000 Brits living in Spain at the moment. That's more than I imagined but I can certainly see the draw - who doesn't want a life of sunshine and sangria?
|My Dream House in Spain|
The final place I can really imagine us raising our family is Canada. Although we may need to join the queue after Canada's immigration website crashed as it was flooded with applicants when Donald Trump was announced as the winner in this year's Presidential race. Google searches for 'Move to Canada' from the UK have hit an all time high and it's clear to see why - stunning scenery, healthy lifestyles, friendly and accepting people and fantastic opportunities for women. It's certainly the sort of place I would like to my children to grow up.......if we forget about the freezing cold winters, expensive property prices and high cost of living. Hmmmmm.......
Do you dream of emigrating to another country? Where in the world tops your list?