The Top 10 Questions asked by Australians Living in New York

On Wednesday June 14, 2017 The Australian Community held a private networking event at Bluestone Lane’s DUMBO location in New York to record a video of the Top 10 Questions asked of The Australian Community.

Some of the answers captured in the thirty minute video revealed a number of common mistakes (and incorrect assumptions) made by Australian expats living in New York and the broader US.

The Australian Community does not offer specific Legal, Tax or Immigration advice. The questions and information discussed in the video is based on an aggregation of Australian Expat experiences, and as such, your experience may differ.  

Click to watch the full video below.

If you have a question that effects your Health, Finances or Liberty, The Australian Community strongly recommends that you seek professional guidance.

Below we have listed the questions with links to relevant content, as well as  the option to Fast Forward to the question on the video.

The Questions are:

10:  What is Dual Intent and how does this effect entering the US on a non-immigrant visa? – FF to question.

9:  How do I find work? – FF to question.

8:  Can I use Airbnb to supplement income if I am on a non-immigrant visa?  – FF to question.

7:  Can you work for two employers on an E-3 visa?  – FF to question.

6:  What is the Substantial Presence Test? – Learn more on our Podcast.  – FF to question.

5:  What is FBAR and FATCA? – Comparison of Form 8938 vs FBAR  – FF to question.  Contact us to be connected to professional assistance with filing a late FBAR.

4:  How do I rent an apartment without a Credit History? – FF to question.

3:  How do I  access and build US credit? – FF to question.

2:  Who has the best FOREX Rate? – FF to question.

1:  What is the most common Expat mistake? – FF to question.

As mentioned on the video, our website and private social network collectively contains our knowledgebase of overcoming the challenges faced by Australian Expats.

You can connect with Advisors, Recruiters and Industry Professionals by joining our Private Social Network.

Currently we are working to produce an electronic document that aggregates this knowledge into an easy to read PDF with hyperlinks to important content.

If you would like more information, or you have any questions about our organization, please use the form below to reach out.

Bluestone Lane Networking Event & Live Simulcast on Instagram

Join The Australian Community at Bluestone Lane DUMBO for our June Networking event simulcast live on Instagram @BluestoneLaneCoffee

Members are invited to attend this highly interactive evening where the ten most important questions ever asked of The Australian Community will be answered.

Topics covered include:

  • Finding Work

  • US Tax

  • Finance

  • Visas

  • Legal

  • US Credit

  • Expat Filing Requirements

  • Common Expat Mistakes

The 20 minute simulcast will include questions from our live audience:  Faces of the audience will not be shown during the simulcast.

For those who cannot attend, all are welcome to watch the 20 minute simulcast, streaming live on Bluestone Lane’s Instagram page from 8:00PM (EDST) @BluestoneLaneCoffee 

Bluestone Lane does not accept cash.

Free Admission.

Members are limited to inviting only one guest on the evening.

Please use the form below to RSVP using the member code.

June Newsletter

We have a new Website!

The new website (as you can see) is built on WordPress as it is better aligned with our technology roadmap for distributing Public content.

Over the past six years, we have published dozens of articles, and taken hundreds of pictures going back to January of 2012!

As there are literally dozens of writers in the Community who would like to contribute features and articles, this new platform will facilitate a greater engagement for members wishing to contribute social and professional content.

Continue reading “June Newsletter”

Top 10 Reasons to Connect with our Private Enterprise Social Network

The challenges that face Australians living in the US are constantly evolving.  Our private social network is the perfect platform to access, and share knowledge with other Australian professionals!

The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) registered public charity whose mission is to connect Australians through social, professional and charitable initiatives.  Since its inception in 2011, we have assisted more Australians overcome the challenges of living in New York than any other public charity.

As we enter our sixth year, we are now using the lessons learned in NYC to assist Australians overcome many of the same challenges across the US.

Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons to Connect with our Private Enterprise Social Network”

Top 5 reasons why the E3 visa is not going away anytime soon.

Since the new Administration has signaled sweeping changes to the US’s policy on immigration, The Australian Community has been approached by many of its members who are concerned that the E3 visa may be abolished.

Clearly they are concerned about the potential economic and social impact that this will have on thousands of Australians living and working in the US.

Continue reading “Top 5 reasons why the E3 visa is not going away anytime soon.”