Landed a job in Melbourne with a 457 visa with a respectable International company.
I opted out of the relocation package as it meant a reduced salary.
However, I am not getting the best first impressions from them.
In my contract (which I have signed and sent there was no mention of the visa costs, however the company have paid a migration agent who has just lodged my application with Sydney Immigration.
I paid £200 (standard fee I believe) for both myself and my partner and the courier costs for medical chest x-rays. I was hoping to be reimbursed these costs.
I quote from one of his emails I received after he had received my contract:
So I emailed him after my medical to ask if I would be reimbursed my medical costs to which he responded:"With regards to visa costs they will be covered by XXXX. We will
also instruct our Migration Agents to apply for a visa for your partner at
our expense and your partner will have unrestricted work rights while you
are employed with XXX
What would you advise? Bare in mind I think this will be my future boss so not sure if I want to already get on his bad side but at the same time Id like to challenge it just for the principle that I think Im in the right?In relation to your questions below, we do not have a practice of reimbursing personal medical costs for X-rays etc.
Its not about the money, its more the principle - im just beginning to get the feeling that they arent treating me quite as nicely as I was hoping.
Would be interested to hear your opinions and if other people on 457 visas dealt with medical expenses.