The challenges that face Australians living in the US are constantly evolving. Our Yammer private enterprise social network is the perfect platform to access, and share knowledge with other Australian professionals no matter where they are in the US!
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 eighth year, we are now using the lessons learned in NYC to assist Australians overcome many of the same challenges across the USA.
Continue reading “10 Reasons to Connect with our Yammer Private Enterprise Social Network”
What an Expecting Expat should Expect.
Starting a family is a big step for any prospective Australian parent. Starting a family whilst living in the US, is going to add an additional layer of complexity – emotionally, legally and financially.
Before we drill down on this article, the topics covered clearly do not cover every scenario when it comes to starting a family in the US. There are a plethora of needs and wants when it comes to having a child. This article covers some of the basics, and is intended to frame some of the challenges you will face, as well as the conversations you need to discuss with your spouse and close family. Continue reading “Moving to the US for Aussies: Chapter 14”
Measuring the Australian Expat Continuum
In Chapter 3, we speak of the Expat Continuum. This is a similar model to one used by corporations to measure their Capability Maturity.
The Expat Continuum has five stages:
A question was recently asked in a Facebook group that highlights the difference between an expat operating at Level 2 (Reactive) and another expat operating at Level 3 (Planned). Continue reading “Moving to the US for Aussies: Chapter 13”
The Top 5 Differences Australians Notice about New York.
One very famous Australian was quoted as saying “Imagine seven million people all wanting to live together. Yeah, New York must be the friendliest place on earth.”
Pre-conceptions notwithstanding, Australians who move to New York are constantly reminded of the multi faceted differences that separates Australia, and the city that never sleeps. Here are just five of those difference Australians quickly notice.
Continue reading “Moving to the US for Aussies: Chapter 12”
Everything you wanted to know about Expat Filing Requirements – but were afraid to ask!
Many Australians are still coming to grips with the US Tax Code as well as Expat filing requirements. You may feel confident in filing your first E-3 visa, but first time tax filers should seek an “Australian Friendly” US accountant to make sure you have all of your bases covered.
Continue reading “Moving to the US for Aussies: Chapter 10”
Diving into the deepest end of the most shark infested pool on the planet may be no brainer when it comes to taking your career to the next level. However, without a social or professional lifeline, you are going to face some serious challenges.
The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to connect Australians living in the US through social, professional and charitable initiatives.
Continue reading “10 Reasons to Join The Australian Community”
According to the latest US Department of Homeland Security statistics, 3,239 Australians obtained legal permanent residency in 2016, and another 5,609 obtained E-3 visas.
One of the main challenges facing these and thousands of Australian expats every year is how to access US credit without a US Credit Score.
The simple reality is that no credit score is almost the same as a bad credit score! Thousands of Australians who arrive in the US experience the frustration of a zero credit history. Continue reading “How our Members can quickly Access and Build US Credit – Even before they arrive in the US!”