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      how long does a 457 visa take?

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      me and my family are sponsered on a 457 visa and me and my wife are having our xrays done on the 21st and the kids are having medicals done on the 27th and they said that they will take three days to send, alls we wanted to know is how long will it take for the visas to come through becuase we are hoping to leave on the 2nd on january and was wondering if you think they would be here by then or are we being a bit otimistic?
      Its just so fustrating we really want to get things booked and organised but we have to wait lol so thingers crossed please everyone.

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      Jonathan Emma Anya Neve :spinny:

      Visa 457 lodged 10th Oct 2008
      Xrays for me and wife 21st 2008
      Medicals for Anya & Neve 27th 2008

      Migration Agent appointed for 175 visa 1st Aug 2008
      TRA Lodged 6th Oct 2008


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      Hi Jonathon, We are on a 457 too and I'm confused about the meds at the min...I've been told to get them booked asap before lodging the visa but can't access the forms I need to download till I do lodge? Can you explain how you have done it for me please??

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      Hi Fiona

      The company who is sponsering us are paying a company to do the visa for us and basically they have emailed the forms to us and told us to go onto the australian Contact Us for the doctors who carry out the medicals in your areas. The forms are 160EH for anyone 11 and over and 26EH for anyone under 11 and im not sure but you should be able to download the forms from this site too . For 11 and overs you just need xrays but the 11 and unders need just medicals.
      Hope this helps

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      hi we had our x-rays done on 27th aug and medicals on 29th aug and had them sent to sydney. it took only 3 days for them to receive all the data. we had to prove that the are living together as we are not married (have a 10yrs old together) and received the vizas via email 19th sept. we could have had them earlier except from the small hicup above! overall i found the process very quick, hopes this helps. we are heading to melbourne in jan 09 so good luc. tess xx

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      Quote Originally Posted by jonnyspunkyboy View Post
      Hi All
      me and my family are sponsered on a 457 visa and me and my wife are having our xrays done on the 21st and the kids are having medicals done on the 27th and they said that they will take three days to send, alls we wanted to know is how long will it take for the visas to come through becuase we are hoping to leave on the 2nd on january and was wondering if you think they would be here by then or are we being a bit otimistic?
      Its just so fustrating we really want to get things booked and organised but we have to wait lol so thingers crossed please everyone.

      Cheers
      Jonathan Emma Anya Neve :spinny:

      Visa 457 lodged 10th Oct 2008
      Xrays for me and wife 21st 2008
      Medicals for Anya & Neve 27th 2008

      Migration Agent appointed for 175 visa 1st Aug 2008
      TRA Lodged 6th Oct 2008
      If all goes without a hitch, your visas should be granted about mid
      November. I'll see if I can look back to see how long ours took after the meds.

      The medicals is the last hurdle (I am assuming police checks have already been sent ?)

      Good luck with the countdown.

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      I was reading a few old emails from our migration agent looking up times, and in our case, our eldest son was first requested to take a simple medical, and then after the paperwork arrived in Australia, they decided to change their mond, and request a full medical due to being in full time senior education.

      From the first medicals to the acceptance (while they had massive backlogs in Sydney) it took from mid May (16/17th meds, then approx 21st in Sydney) till 18/07 to get the email from the agent. 2 full months for us, but that is about 3 weeks longer than it normally should take.

      Also on a 457, you can actually go to Australia without a 457, and take receipt of the visa without having to leave the country.

      We ourselves had booked flights, sent our container & sold the house before we had the visa. We received the visa 18/07/07, we flew out 24/07/07.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jonnyspunkyboy View Post
      Hi All
      me and my family are sponsered on a 457 visa and me and my wife are having our xrays done on the 21st and the kids are having medicals done on the 27th and they said that they will take three days to send, alls we wanted to know is how long will it take for the visas to come through becuase we are hoping to leave on the 2nd on january and was wondering if you think they would be here by then or are we being a bit otimistic?
      Its just so fustrating we really want to get things booked and organised but we have to wait lol so thingers crossed please everyone.

      Cheers
      Jonathan Emma Anya Neve :spinny:

      Visa 457 lodged 10th Oct 2008
      Xrays for me and wife 21st 2008
      Medicals for Anya & Neve 27th 2008

      Migration Agent appointed for 175 visa 1st Aug 2008
      TRA Lodged 6th Oct 2008
      Hi there,

      We're in a very similar situation to you - our meds arrived in Sydney last Friday and we're wondering exactly when our 457 visa will be granted, we're moving out of our house 31st Oct!!!

      Our agent has said providing it is straight forward it should take 2-4 weeks & as far as we know it IS straight-forward!

      Thre was a 457 granted to someone on here last week in 3 hours and other people's have taken 3 months so it's impossible to really plan for

      Jules

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      Hiya all, we've been in Perth for the last 4 weeks and we started our whole visa application at Easter. From us attending the medicals to receiving our visas, the process took about 3 weeks. We didn't want to do anything before we knew we actually had the visas and it seemed we were just waiting and waiting, but when they came through everything went double speed.
      You all need to have x rays except for children under 11, and if you are intending to be in a classroom, work in a hospital, dentist etc.....you need to have a medical. They are very straightforward, eyesight, blood pressure, checks your reflexes, weight (ahem!) ....the usual stuff. I was worried because I have asthma, but it was no problem.
      There are lots of details of the immigration website so if you get stuck that would be a good place to check things out. nIf you have a migration agent, they should be able to advise you too.
      I read a report that said symptoms of stress were eating too much, drinking too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast. Who are they kidding, that's my perfect day.

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      hey there,

      Just wondering in your msg it says you can go to oz without 457 and be in recepit of it there? Do you know what visa i would arrive on then and would i need 2 book return tickets. My job starts in feb 2010 but i want to go in nov to get myself sorted any info you may know would be great thanx


      Quote Originally Posted by furkew View Post
      I was reading a few old emails from our migration agent looking up times, and in our case, our eldest son was first requested to take a simple medical, and then after the paperwork arrived in Australia, they decided to change their mond, and request a full medical due to being in full time senior education.

      From the first medicals to the acceptance (while they had massive backlogs in Sydney) it took from mid May (16/17th meds, then approx 21st in Sydney) till 18/07 to get the email from the agent. 2 full months for us, but that is about 3 weeks longer than it normally should take.

      Also on a 457, you can actually go to Australia without a 457, and take receipt of the visa without having to leave the country.

      We ourselves had booked flights, sent our container & sold the house before we had the visa. We received the visa 18/07/07, we flew out 24/07/07.

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      Seriously? in 3 hours?!

      I lodged my 457 visa on 17/3, medicals finalized on 25/3 and I'm still waiting... tomorrow it will be a month for me. I filled everything on my own so I hope I didn't make any mistake that might cause my visa to be refused. I'm a pretty straight-forward case as well (just me on the application, and I took care of attaching all the documents in advance) so I really hope I'll get it soon too.

      Can't wait to start working already! :)

     

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