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Migration Planners is owned and run by Mandy Mitten and Paul Goddard - author of 'A New Life In New Zealand' and participant in the BBC TV Series 'Get A New Life'.

As migrant Brits we have over 20 years combined experience in helping people start a new life down under and now we can use our knowledge to help you to do the same. Both of us are licensed immigration agents so you could say we've seen things from most angles.

Migration Planners was set up with the sole aim of helping other families realise their dream of starting a new life down under. We can help you with:

  • Visa Applications
  • Employment Support
  • Relocation Assistance

But right now to speed your journey down under, you can take advantage of our exclusive Migration Planning Consultation including our excellent Employment Planner booklets.

At last, here's something for everyone with their heart set on a move down under. The insider tips in our Employment Planner will help get your job application to the top of the pile. So wherever you are in the world, and whatever point you're at in planning your move, you're sure to find our Employment Planners a massive help.


“Many thanks for the top notch consultation and advice. We are really looking forward to working with you guys in applying for a visa and during our move.”

Andrew and Lesley Newey, UK - Now in Sydney, Australia

The fact that Migration Planners is run by people who have emigrated themselves was key to us using their service - plus their very competitive pricing of course!

Michelle and Warren Davies, UK - Now in Hamilton, New Zealand

Are You Wanted Down Under?

Although New Zealand and Australia have a skills shortage finding an employer or recruiter willing to hire people from overseas can be very difficult. And yet many people need to secure a job offer as part of the immigration process.

Maybe you've been applying for positions advertised online but are no closer to that elusive job offer. Let's face it - when you live thousands of miles away this represents your single biggest challenge.
Fortunately we can advise you how to go about getting a job offer so you can finally make that move.

You may have heard of Skills Shortage Lists. These detail occupations in high demand down under. Here are some of the skills needed by employers RIGHT NOW:


  • Construction Managers
  • Electricians
  • Carpenters
  • Welders/Fabricators
  • Painters & Decorators
  • Self Employed Business Owners
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Health Professionals
  • Cable Joiners
  • Substation Design Engineers
  • IT Professionals
  • Registered Nurses
  • Linesman
  • Power Technicians
  • 4G Network Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors

Remember this is  just a snapshot of what's being looked  for. There are hundreds of occupations that can allow a move down under. To apply for any of these roles you will need relevant qualifications and or plenty of work experience plus excellent English language skills.

Employers are looking for skills in demand - what we like to call SID.

Being based down under we're often approached by employers and recruiters looking for skilled staff they can't source onshore. Our connections allow you to bridge the gap in terms of time and distance when negotiating with local employers.

The vast majority of jobs down under are not advertised on the internet. So if you're ready to move and put yourself on the jobs market it makes sense to tap into our networks.

If you fit into one of the above occupations, or want to know if you have a skill that is needed in New Zealand or Australia, book your Migration Planning Consultation now.


“Our consultation with Migration Planners enabled us to finally progress our planned move to Australia. Until then we were just going round in circles.”

James Sutton, UK - Now in Perth, Western Australia

"Having people on the ground to help bridge the gap between us and the employers or recruiters was the key to us finally managing to make our move to NZ."

Steve and Lorraine Taylor, UK - Now in Auckland, New Zealand

Your Migration Planning Consultation

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If you're ready to discover your options to live and work in Australia or New Zealand you need our exclusive Migration Planning Consultation. This bumper pack includes :

  • A one hour Migration Planning consultation
  • All the answers to all your questions about migrating
  • A clear plan of action so you can make the move a reality
  • Access to real jobs advertised by employers willing to hire from overseas
  • Post consultation Migration Planning Report for you to keep
  • Assessment of your options and the visas/costs involved
  • Ongoing support and advice


But we wanted to give you more than this. So if you order your Migration Planning Consultation today you will get the Employment Planner booklets for both Australia and New Zealand  PLUS the following bonuses absolutely free of charge:

  • A CV template for NZ and Australian employers
  • Invites to our job-specific seminars in London
  • Invites to more exclusive "Need2know" webinars

All this for just £145


Your purchase is 100% RISK FREE.

If you don’t feel you got great value for money from our Migration Planning Consultation simply email our friendly support team and we’ll happily refund your money in full.

The Most Frequently Asked Questions

Moving down under is a massive subject so we get asked a lot of questions. Here are a few that get posed most often. To see the answer just click the box below.

Q. Are you part of the immigration service for New Zealand or Australia?

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A. No. We’re a private business owned and run by people authorised to give immigration advice. We don’t make any decisions regarding the granting of visas but can help you decide which is the right visa to apply for and ensure your application has the best chance of success.

Q. Do I have to use the Migration Planners' visa services?

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A. No. We recognise that some people wish to complete the immigration paperwork themselves and we would be happy to supply you with all the tools and confidence you require to move ahead on your own.

Q. Will you find a job for me in New Zealand or Australia?

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A. Although we have connections with employers and agencies in many sectors, and can make introductions for you, we can’t offer to find employment for you. Our aim is to convert you into an eligible job candidate with the same chances as anyone already living in Australia or NZ. Many of the clients we introduce to employers and recruiters are offered jobs within  months but securing a job offer is never easy and can take time which is why we help.

Q. I'm currently on a Working Holiday Visa and have been offered a job. Can you help me get a visa that will allow me to carry on living here?

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A. Yes. This happens a lot. Please contact us soonest at

Q. I already have a job offer. What next?

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A. That’s great news. Please contact us immediately at and we’ll get back in touch to discuss your visa requirement.

Q. Can my partner come with me if I get offered a visa?

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A. You don’t need to be married to, or in a civil partnership with, your partner for them to move with you when you secure a visa to work down under. You will, however, need to prove that you have been in a genuine relationship for at least 12 months. Evidence in the form of a joint bank account or rental agreement may be requested.

Q. If I get offered a job  can I move over quickly and have my family join me when they have sorted out the house and children etc?

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A. Usually. In fact, this happens more often than not. The New Zealand and Australian immigration system is set to work this way and a new employer is likely to want you to start as soon as possible. Other halves often follow later and if you have a house to sell and kids in school you had best plan for this now.

Q. I have relatives who already live there. Can they sponsor me?

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A. There is no straight forward answer to this question. With very tight rules family sponsorship is not as simple or common as you might imagine. However if you think you might be eligible please provide us with full details.

Q. If we make the move down under can our parents come with us?

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A. Again this is not a straight forward yes or no answer. Generally once you’re settled after a couple of years it may be possible for you to sponsor parents over. This will depend on a number of factors including their age, state of health and ability to pay the fees set by the immigration authorities. If this decision effects your own plans please let us know so we can advise.

Q. What is a Working Holiday Visa (WHV)?

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A. Depending on your age and where you live you may apply for a visa that allows you to carry out  limited work during a trip to New Zealand or Australia. A WHV limits your stay to 12-24 months and doesn’t allow you to start a permanent job or seek residency whilst in the country.

Q. I'm a British citizen. Does this make migration any easier?

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A. Having a UK passport is great but immigration policy is the same no matter where you hold your citizenship so you will need to go through the application process and meet the immigration criteria just like everyone else who wants to move down under

“Both Paul and Mandy have a vast amount of experience and knowledge.Their honesty was refreshing and I really don’t believe we could have made the move without their support.”

Mark and Mia Anderson, UK - now in Brisbane, Australia

"Paul guided us towards our goal and the team that handled the paperwork was very detail-oriented. With their help our visa application just sailed through."

Lukas and Sarah Knox, UK - Now in Christchurch, New Zealand

It can be tough moving thousands of miles and settling into a new country. The reality is that most people never fulfill the dream of a new life down under for themselves and their families. Often this is because they couldn't overcome the hurdle of getting a genuine job offer in New Zealand or failed to understand the complex residence application for Australia.

Don't let that happen to you.If you are serious about emigrating then book your Migration Planning Consultation today and let us help you create your pathway to success.

We look forward to you starting your journey with us.


And Don't Forget

  • Our Migration Planning Consultation is designed to help anyone planning a move down under  whether at early stages or ready to submit your visa application.
  • If you don't agree that our Migration Planning Consultation boosts your chances of a move down under you can contact us within 30 days of purchase to receive a full refund.

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