This is the first post in the series on moving to Australia. In this series, I am going to write about how I conceived the idea of moving abroad, my experiences, challenges I faced as a visa applicant and later on as a newly arrived immigrant, tips to overcome them and staying sane throughout the whole journey. All the posts are written in chronological order and will make more sense if read in that order. It is my sincere belief that by sharing my experiences, other aspirants will become more aware of the challenges that lay ahead, ways to tackle them and make better decisions.
Back in early 2000s, when I started my career as a software professional, unlike others I was not crazy about “onsite opportunity” and living outside India.