Hi. Do you know anyone who has been able to move from UK to Adelaide in later years? I'm 66 and according to a migration lawyer I consulted recently, the only way I could do that would be on a visitor visa.
As I understand it, I'd have to get a 12 month visitor visa, leave Aus and get the visa renewed each year before returning. Is this tenable? Do you know anyone who lives like this?
As a non-resident, it would be possible, but legally complicated, to buy a property to live in. Or perhaps I could give my nieces the money to buy it for me and set up a legal agreement that I can live there and/or let it and receive the income?
I want to live near my only surviving relatives, my brother's 5 children and their families, all mostly in Adelaide. My brother died recently, was an Australian citizen for 30+ years. I'm close to his children, they each came to live with or near me in London in their young adulthood, one for 8 years. I want to help look after one of my nieces who is very unwell at present. In the long term, my rellies want me to move to Adelaide and to look after me in my old age.
I've always wanted to emigrate but stayed in the UK to look after my parents. I've visited Aus 20+ times and love it. When younger, I worked on an aboriginal reserve as a nurse during a working holiday.
I've explored the various visas to no avail. I wouldn't qualify for the Retirement Investor visa, which has been suspended anyway: although I have the required capital, I don't have the required income. I'm still registered as a nurse but am too old to migrate as a Skilled Migrant. As a relative, I don't qualify for the Relative or Aged parent category, because I'm only an aunt, not the parent, sibling or child of an Aus citizen. The Distinguished Talent category wouldn't apply, because although I'm well-known in my field and have written many textbooks, I'm retired now and won't be contributing to the Australian economy in that sense. The Carer category wouldn't work, because my sick niece has plenty of family nearby to look after her.
Any info about the experiences of someone of my age would be appreciated.