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      How long for a Sponsored 457 Visa?

      Hi everyone,

      I am waiting on a 457 Visa and wonder how long these can take to be granted.

      I am told by my sponsoring company that our medicals and X-Rays have been cleared (Last one processed 11/1/08) and that some time before that the sponsorship was approved.

      My company advised they expected the visas to be issued within days or at the most a week after the medicals and X-Rays were done but we still haven't heard anything.

      Anyone out there that is on a 457 have any idea how long it could take?

      At the minute, we have finished work in the UK, cleared the house of rubbish and junk (well nearly) and just waiting to instruct Removals and Shipping to be able to book flights.

      All just hanging on the issue of the Visas

      The Carrolls (Hoping to be in Melbourne very soon)

      PSS International Removals

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      Hi, see our timeline below it didn't take very long at all. I would expect you to hear anytime soon. Good Luck

      Lynne
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      457 applied for March 07, granted May 07, Arrived Perth Aug 07. Applied PR 16/5/08, PR granted 22/5/08

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      Hi John

      Because of the Summer Hols in Australia, DIAC have been working at less than full strength in all their offices since just before Christmas, with half the normal complement of staff on annual leave etc.

      I think the schools in Australi have either just begun the new term or are just about to. Things at DIAC should therefore get back to normal speed within the next couple of weeks.

      It is a bit like August in the UK - difficult to get hold of anybody in the Civil Service during August.

      Cheers

      Gill

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      We heard about three weeks after our meds were approved and via our sponsors as we actually didn't have any contact at all with DIAC, even though we checked our emails daily for contact and were paranoid that we'd missed that all important call. The sponsor just emailed us to say that we'd been approved and we could now book our flights and emailed us the visa electronically. There was a back log at the time as well so fingers crossed that you hear very very soon.

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      457

      Hi

      Our application for a 457 was submitted on the 22nd Nov and we received the visa today - 31st Jan. Understand that there is a backlog but they knew I was due to start work on Monday 4th Feb. Talk about cutting it fine!
      David

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      Hi

      Ours took 7 weeks from lodgement to being granted however there was a 10 day break for xmas and new year
      Chrissy

      Chrissy ( nurse) ,Simon (Health care assitant), Josh 6 years and Sam (20 months)

      457 lodged on line 9th November 07
      Meds 22nd November 07
      Case officer assigned 27th November 2007
      Meds sent 10th December 07
      Meds recieved at LCU 13th December 2007
      OH and Sam meds finalised 17th December 2007
      Mine and Josh's meds finalised 22nd December
      Visa Approved 02/01/2008

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      Thanks for the replies everyone, I got confirmation of my 457 Visa last night.

      All system go.

      John.
      Speculative Email to companies in Australia - 18 March 07
      Request for telephone interview - 23 March 07
      Telephone interview - 3rd April 07
      Interview in London - 19 April 07
      2nd Interview in London - 26 April 07
      June - Offer of employment received
      June - September Negitiating contract
      Agreed contract - October 07
      X-Rays and medicals - 6 Dec 07
      X-rays and medicals processed 11 Jan 08
      Visa granted 30 Jan 08

      On our way Feb 08 (Melbourne here we come)

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      Congratulations,

      That is such good news! Enjoy Melbourne it is a fantastic city!!

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      Hi John,

      I was hoping you might be able to tell me how you found an employer to sponsor you. Did you register with an agency, approach Australia employers directly. My English boyfriend is trying to come over to OZ he is a CIMA qualified accountant working at Citigroup. Wants to come over on 457 visa asap. Any advice you could give me would be fantastic!
      Thanks Anna

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      Hi

      My sponsor lodge e-457 application on 14th July, 08; it has been told after 2 days to complete 1121 form for internal checks by immigration. Anybody knows how long this internal checks take; I am from South Asia.

     

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