Unfortunately, American citizens are not eligible for many of the Australian visas citizens of the commonwealth or many other countries of the world can access. However, if you are an American trying to immigrate to Australia, that does not mean that your dreams are hopeless—you just have to get a bit creative. Here are a few options to consider:
1. Get a skill
If you have the right skills, you may be able to enter Australia as a skilled worker. You may be surprised at the vast amount of skilled jobs on the list. You can be an astrophysicist or a surgeon, but you can also have a lot of other skills ranging from child care center manger to forester to locksmith to dental hygienist. If you have a profession, it may be on the list.
2. Enroll in school
If your profession is not on the Australian skilled worker list, consider going back to school. You can go in America with an eye on moving to Australia as a skilled worker down the road, or you can just apply to an Australian university. Once you are accepted, it is pretty easy to get a student visa.
3. Volunteer to be a farmer
If you cannot get into the country as a skilled worker or student, consider entering as a volunteer. Unlike being a skilled worker, being a volunteer will not let you in the country indefinitely, but you can stay in the country for a few months.
During that time, you can enjoy free room and board in exchange for your farming efforts. From the farm, you can take day trips to see other parts of the continent, or you can spread your farming gigs around the country so you see as much as possible.
4. Fall in love
Thanks to the internet, you can strike up a long distance romance easily right now. Join an online dating site, make an awesome profile and then, narrow your focus to Australian dating prospects. If you fall in love, get a prospective partner visa. Move to Australia, get to know each other a little better, and then, if the stars align, get married and snag a permanent visa.
5. Wait until you are older
If you cannot find a way to get to Australia now, consider waiting until you are older. If you are over the age of 55, you may be able to get a retirement visa to Australia. Although requirements may change by the time you retire, plan to have at least $500,000 to $750,000 in assets in order to get your visa approved. You also need to have a yearly income stream of about $50,000 per year.
Learn more about your options by consulting with resources such as OPTIMA MIGRATION.