Moving To Australia: The Final Checklist
Getting the University enrollment was an entirely nail-biting roller-coaster ride. But now, you need to gear yourself to leave your home and begin a new journey in Australia. Mingling among new faces, exploring the alleys and streets, soaking in the beautiful culture will all be a thrilling ride! But, you will be leaving the people you love the most, and the place you have grown up in. Moreover, an entire shift in your lifestyle, be it the time zone, the food or the culture. You need to be ready for it all.
There are a few steps which can make your switch as comfortable and smooth as possible. Let’s go through a few things that you should look into before you leave for Australia.
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1. Bank accounts
3. Other records
Lastly, we would like to remind you of these: confirm that all the income tax records are clean before you leave for Australia. You must also check that the services like your Health/Life Insurances, Provident Funds, Credit Cards, Business Partnerships etc. are taken care of. You must ensure that either (i) You can still manage them abroad or (ii) delegate your authority to a trustworthy person in your home country or (iii) end/close it.
4. Education loan
5. Currency exchange
Apart from these ‘practical’ matters, you HAVE to ensure that a few basic needs are also taken care of.
6. Learn to cook
7. Do your shopping the right way
8. Install useful mobile apps
Lastly, we all are emotionallyattachedto our family, our friends, our home, our country. Leaving our homebehind creates a void which seems hard to fill. Here are some tips to work on it.
9. Eat whatever you want. If any person tries to lecture you about your weight, eat them too!
Big problem, if you are a hardcore foodie! Australian culinary experience presents you with a comparatively low-spiced food, or food rich in carbs and lot of meat. You will miss the smell of the tadka and the essence of the masalas used in the dishes made back home! From your mom’s tempting dinner, to the roadside paanipuri, or the creamy koftas to the matkakulfis. Fork and knife becomes your new best friends on the dining table, and placing a napkin on our lap becomes an involuntary habit. Unless you have mastered cooking, you will have to adjust and settle for a bland dining experience. So sit back and munch on everything you like! If you’re a fitness freak, it is okay. You can begin working out as soon as you land in Australia. No country can match the taste of the Khichdi, Butter Naans, Kheer or the MalaiKoftas like the ones made at our homeland :’)
10. Spend time with your family; get your personal things ‘in order’
From your first walking step, to the current day when you are all set for your own journey into a new place, your family has always had your back. Mom’s scoldings, dad’s angry looks, fights with brothers or heartfelt conversations with your sister. You will miss all this when you leave for Australia. So make sure to spend as much time as you can with your family. Sit down over comfortable evening with a warm cup of tea, discuss your future plans and goals. Speak out your mind and talk to them about your concerns, get all personal things sorted out. You will miss these days when you can enjoy their company and spend every moment with them. Take the blessings of your elders before you make a move to Australia.
11. Spend time with your best friend
When we are overboard with all the troubles from our family, we go to our best friends and pour out everything we have in our mind. If you are lucky to arrive in Australia with a companion, then it’s incredible! But without anyone to speak to, or trouble with your lame jokes, or share memes to, life can get a little dull. Take some time off now. Go out and have a great time with your best buddies! Do every crazy thing you have planned. It will be long until your paths cross. Click as many pictures and make the most insanevideos. But do spend time with them all and leave on a good note.
12. Hold your heart and bid the final farewell!
We know that goodbyes are not easy. Not only does your farewell extend to the ones close to you but to all the other things that have always been a crucial part of your life. This good-bye goes to your homeland too! You will never to see your motherland in the same way as you had left it. So be greatful for everyone and everything that has played a part in your life, and bid adieu with a warm smile.