I am currently applying for jobs with the hope to get a 457 visa and have a phone interview almost arraganed for 1 role with potential sponsorship.
Now getting way ahead of myself I know but when looking at 457 visa requirements I noticed in order to prove my english is of a acceptable level I may require education certs from secondary school. Totally lost these as I left school over 15 years ago and never needed replacement certs as only had 2 jobs and 1st one worked my way up with internal promotions and 2nd got through my my work experience.
I have looked into getting replacements and seems fairly straight forward but takes 2-3 weeks but I reckon costs could be well over hundred pounds as each certiifcate cost £38 to replace and I would need my standard grade cert/higher cert and college cert.
Do I fork out now when I may never get anywhere near being offered a job or wait then run the risk of delaying application and peeing off potential employer??? Are these certifcates really required as sure work references would more than prove I have an acceptable level of English!!!
Thanks in advance for any advice!!