I have recently accepted an offer within my company to be moved to australia. I wonder wether you could inform me about the time that can take to get the VISA, once i sign the contract.
Congratulations on the job offer, where in Australia are you hoping to head to?
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I will be in sydney.
They will tell you it can take up to ten weeks from lodging the application, but most get turned round much quicker than that if the government decide they don't need lots of additional information - and that depends on the answers you give on the form
Mine took two weeks. There's a fair amount of paperwork to be done before the application can be lodged - your employer has to do the nomination, you've got a complicated form to fill out and a lot of supporting paperwork (birth certificate, passport, marriage cert if relevant etc) to find, scan and supply as well, and that will take 2 or 3 weeks at best
It can take from a few days to a few weeks. You need a fair bit of luck to get your visa quickly. I've been waiting three weeks & no sign of a case officer as yet! My employer used as agent so the application was submitted fairly quickly, with all supporting documents attached.
Thanks for your reply
Just a quick question, i am not married , but i live with my parnert 8 years ago and we have a child together , recognized in the birth certificate, i guess not being officialy married is not an issue, is it?
You'll probably have to provide additional information to show that your relationship is long-term and ongoing - stuff like joint mortgage, joint bank accounts, joint names on utility bills, evidence you have lived together all that time and so on
It's easy for us married types - just one certificate ;-)
Our took 2 weeks very straight forward we moved to Sydney and have since moved to Brisbane do you know where in Sydney you will be working?
Lyn (50) Barry (39) Ross (9) IT WAG !!!
OFFERED 457 ON 18/02/2010 started 457 1/3/2010, CO ON 04/03/10, 457 awarded 16/3/10,arrived 23/4/10
We are also moving to Sydney on a 457, and still waiting for it to come through. My timeline is in my signature if it helps, take a look at the 457 timeline thread here, a few people in the same situation there :-)
Agreed a lot of the delays are with providing paperwork and such, once you get a case officer working on it they seem to be pretty quick, but then there seems to be a 7 day wait between providing paperwork and them looking at it again. Good luck!