A Britton's Guide
to the Gold Coast

"A Briton's Guide to getting to know the Gold Coast"

Welcome to A Britton's Guide

 Here are a few things to think about ....

It's worrying not knowing what you will need in order to at least go to the doctors or hire a car. We hope that you will find the section THINGS TO DO FIRST helpful when dealing with the following:

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Documents to keep handy but somewhere safe

Some of the documents that you will need a lot when you first arrive and start setting up will include various forms of photo ID but the ones I found it is useful to have handy are/were:-
  • Passport(s)
  • Birth Cerificate(s)
  • Resume, any references and any paperwork detailing qualifications obtained in your country of origin
  • A copy of your Visa information.
  • Take a look under the Education tab for anything extra you may need to get your kids enrolled into school.

HELPFUL HINT: It is a good idea when you are going somewhere where you will need these documents, to have at least two certified copies of each. Often you will be required to give a certified copy of these documents and may be turned away to get them if you do not have them with you (which can be really annoying when you've spent hours filling out forms and queuing).

WHAT IS A CERTIFIED COPY? For a document to be certified as a true copy, it will need to be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace or a Solicitor. Click here to find your nearest Justice of the Peace. You will need to take your original document as well as how ever many photocopies (of the original document) as you will need. 

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