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Hey Guys,

While I have been blessed in my life with great parents the life hasn't been all that sweet. And todays story has been motivated by another gut wrenching blow, but on that more shortly.

I come from a little known country Latvia located in Eastern Europe where the rough weathers, corruption, gangs and what not have thought me to be street-smart and sometimes bold in my actions. Most of my childhood has been supported by a single bloody hard working mother that have thought me what real hard work means. Soon after I turned 18 I got my drivers license and joined my mum to work as a taxi driver. This job had attracted me because of the "unlimited" hours (sometimes up to 36hours straight, no joke), love for driving and ability to meet many people.

While I was slowly drifting into mediocrity and enjoying my life the reality started to creep up with few life changing moments, some lucky some not so much.
I started building my callus when my first love left me for some more successful guy, that drove me into a lengthy depressive period (thankfully at the time I didn't label it as such). Later that was followed by my brother being diagnosed with schizophrenia which was a very tough spot to be in. I probably have never felt so helpless in my life and don't wish anyone to ever experience such pain. When realizing that I might have to be supporting him for the rest of my life the small entrepreneurial spirit started to emerge.

Like many in this forum I had taken many detours down misleading entrepreneurial paths (aka turn key businesses).

Then out of the blue a blessing in disguise. My mother met and later married a wealthy Australian Investor who brought us out to Australia to live.

While I was very stubborn in many ways he had convinced me that If I study business in University maybe my luck will change so I did. Also, this step was partially to satisfy visa requirements.
Although my opinion about University at a time was very pessimistic it later changed as it did greatly benefit many basic skills like English language, presentation skills and just general critical thinking.

Soon after the university finished and the script started to set in: "Go and get a job in the Big 4 and get more experience", "Get Sponsored Visa from a company", "Start making serious money" etc.
I decided to give one final attempt into entrepreneurship and exploited my passion for photography. Since then I have successfully managed to create a Print On Demand business (while working part time) and just recently we had celebrated reaching 6 figures and have a good plan in place to keep this baby growing.

While this should have been a start to something great I have recently learned that my only option to remain in Australia would be to to take on my part time job full time and get sponsored by the company. This is due to Australia taking away many on the Visa options I had in plan to take after quitting my job. This feeling is very gut wrenching as I don't see how I will ever be able to leave my job if I want to remain in this country but I hope that time will offer other opportunities.

My ultimate goal is to break out of the script and provide a working opportunity for my brother and other people left unemployed after Pandemic. While I might not be able to do it right this minute, this is something that is coming my way and will take another detour to arrive.

Thank you for taking interest this far. Have a great day.
 

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While this should have been a start to something great I have recently learned that my only option to remain in Australia would be to to take on my part time job full time and get sponsored by the company. This is due to Australia taking away many on the Visa options I had in plan to take after quitting my job
Hi Fasoon and welcome to the forum.

Have you taken professional advice over this or just asked questions on FB groups and the like?

For such an important decision I would seek out several immigration experts for their opinions. Is your mother now an Australian citizen? If not if she became one would that have a bearing? How long would you need to work for a company before you could set up your own business? Could you become a citizen in your own right and how long would that take?
 

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In America, "silver spoon" means a spoiled brat with parents that give them everything. I don't think that is you.

Since then I have successfully managed to create a Print On Demand business (while working part time) and just recently we had celebrated reaching 6 figures and have a good plan in place to keep this baby growing.

Congrats!

Welcome to the forum.
 

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I think the successful Australian Citizen your mother is married to is, in a roundabout way, telling you the fastest route to getting Citizenship.

Obviously you were over 18 when you went so Australia will use their points based system.

So mother is ,married - check
To someone who is Australian - check
and financially secure - check
You have a secure residence - check
You have a degree (more points than just high school) check

you get the gist.

Points make prizes and you will need to get over some line. Maybe a company sponsoring you plus the above is all you need to take you over that line where as being self employed with the above does not.

Once you have Citizenship you can do what you like afterwards.

Your mother or husband can quite easily run your venture in 'name' if it really is not relevant to the points system whilst you get the points elsewhere whether you like it or not. It's not like the process takes years.

As mentioned above get proper advice, however I am sure your mum's husband already knows what is necessary.

Good luck.

Dan
 

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