zenmonkey wrote: PeterMollenburg wrote: Chupito wrote:
PeterMollenburg wrote: I have also considered as a consolation prize, New Caledonia which might appease the family as it's not so far from our shores.
I could be wrong but, having looked into it several years ago, I was under the impression that this was complicated, job-wise.
I had the same impression.
Just looked at the flights from SFO to PPT and they are ... less than astronomical.
I have considered this. Immigration is complicated even if short-term-ish. Immigration as a nurse, being a registered health profession comes with more hurdles. Having been educated outside the EU is more complicated when aiming for somewhere in the EU, but having an EU passport helps a lot.
To get into nursing in France as a non-EU educated nurse is very difficult, as one's qualifications are simply not recognised. To go to either New Caledonia or French Polynesia means the same as the French rules apply. Thus, the 'French Pacific route' or even the 'DOM-TOM route' is potentially no easier than the 'French Metropolitan route' despite some of these places being much closer to Australia.
In theory I'd have to go to another EU country and jump through all their hurdles to have my qualifications assessed and hopefully recognised in that country then
be permitted to work in France, but actually go to New Caledonia or French Polynesia and attempt to find work (no guarantee of succes of course).
Where there's a will there's a way, but those are a lot of hurdles with family in tow, little capital and an unsettled world. For now I'll focus on other things as it's not currently high on the priority list or the hierarchy of needs list.