I've been offered a job, subject to successful 457 visa issue.
Just reading the legislation from DIAC, it says they may require an employment reference to substantiate the time I've worked in the role i.e. to prove I am skilled in the occupation..
My issue is that I suspect that ex-employer will be less than helpful and is likely not to respond to me, DIAC or the migration agent. However, I do have my signed contract that confirms the start date, incremental other contracts for the same employer as I was awarded pay rises, and an exit letter from the company that confirms the date I left the business. I can also produce all payslips / P60's for the period that also confirms the employer.
Do you think these might suffice in the absence of a response from the company for a reference?