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      457 visa (when can I apply for Permanent residency.

      How soon after landing in Australia (on a 457)can I apply for a permanent residency visa - do i have to wait until the four years are nearly over, do I need my employer to sponser the application if I have enough points on the new system to apply myself?????


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      I have read on here before that you can apply for the 175/176 visa whenever you like. I think you have to leave Oz for a little bit when it's granted though.

      If you don't have enough points to do it yourself, then your employer can sponsor you after 2 years I believe. All the information is here:
      http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/ens/

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      Your employer can sponsor you from day one for PR. If you don't wait 2 years you will need a skills assessment though. As said, you can apply for a 175 or 176 visa now if you qualify.

      The last visa granted will cancel any previous ones so if you are granted the 175/6 it will replace the 457.

     

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