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  1. EmilyK

    Help! Looming redundancy on 457

    Thank you. That sounds like a really good idea, will get that bit sorted this week. The deep breath and not to stress too much is spot on! Trying not to get manic about it all Sent using Poms in Oz mobile app
  2. EmilyK

    Help! Looming redundancy on 457

    Thank you, I will do. I certainly need some help in navigating the process but do the application by myself once I've worked out the best way. I'll push for work to include an amount to cover a migration agent- worth a try! Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  3. EmilyK

    Help! Looming redundancy on 457

    Thank you so much, that's really helpful. I am concerned about the difference between a visa expiring and being cancelled so will be sure to speak to a migration agent about that. I've seen a few costs for getting a partner visa through an agent and given I'm not likely to get much of a pay out I just don't think I can do it (I've seen quotes of $4k on top of the price of the visa!) I would love to be able to do this to take some of the stress off but with no savings this is so difficult! Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  4. Hi All, Thank you for reading this post. I'm after some advice both on the HR side and the immigration side. My employer has just put me at risk of redundancy, which seems like they're just running through the motions and it is definitely happening. My employer setup the Australian entity to sponsor me to move over, only moving in March this year. I have been in Australia just 5 months and would really like to stay! We are building a house together and to leave now would be devastating and a financial disaster. I can't believe the employer can do this so soon after me moving. Are there any differences between Australian redundancy and the uk? I'd like to negotiate a good package but having only been with the company 18 months I know statutory is likely to be very poor but I'm hoping due to the extreme circumstance they may be able to give me a bit extra. My first thought is that we could apply for a partner visa as this would mean I could find a job without sponsorship being required. My work is quite niche so I don't rate chances of finding a new sponsor in the next couple of months. My partner is australian, we have been together coming up 3 years however due to his work (his job which he quit prior to us moving to aus was based overseas on boat) we can't fulfil the 12 months living together for a defacto visa. We have evidence of his post coming to my house in Australia, photos together for the past 3 years and over 20k messages in each direction when he was working overseas. When he wasn't working he lived at my house in London (for anywhere between a week and 2 months at a time). I think whilst we can't prove the 12 months of physically living under the same roof we have a pretty strong case? I understand we can register the relationship (we are in NSW) which omit the need to live together for 12 months- does anyone have experience of this? Also, I understand you don't always get a bridging visa with working rights and rights to leave the country as needed- is there any way I could ensure this happens whilst we await the partner visa? Many thanks for your help and sorry for the super long post. Just so worried Emily Sent using Poms in Oz mobile app
  5. EmilyK

    Please help! Paying UK tax on a 457 visa

    Thank you very much Alan, this is really helpful. I'll discuss this with my company when the UK comes online and contact you if they need clarification. Emily Sent using Poms in Oz mobile app
  6. EmilyK

    Please help! Paying UK tax on a 457 visa

    Apparently they can! I thought my sponsor would be our new Australian entity but apparently it's our London entity that is my sponsor but we had to create the Australian entity for future Australian business (I'm expanding the business out to Aus as we now have a number of Aussie clients and more in the pipeline). I don't understand exactly how it works to be honest, was so happy at the time the visa went through and it was managed by a migration agent so didn't ask the 'how' type questions, just the 'when'! Just not sure about the UK payroll bit because surely the point of allowing businesses to expand to Australia is for them to pay tax and generate jobs. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  7. Hi there, I'm hoping someone may be able to give me a bit of help and advice. I've recently moved to Aus on a 457 visa. I am sponsored by our UK entity however we have an Australian entity setup but for some reason as the Aus entity was new, I was sponsored by the UK. My company are now saying that they cant pay me via Aussie payroll without transferring my visa so have continued to pay me through the UK payroll with tax, NI deductions, pension etc. I'm a bit confused by this as it means I have to transfer money each month and am paying for benefits (NI etc) that i'm not able to use in Aus. I thought that the Aussie govt would want me to be paying tax in Aus but my company says they cannot facilitate this. Is this a problem or likely to cause me a problem in the future with future visas, tax etc? (other than the admin headache of the monthly transfer) I dont think my company know too much about what they are doing (first Aussie employee) and I dont want this to get too complicated or cause me any future problems with extending visas, paying tax twice etc! Obviously transferring my visa to another entity is risky with the changes to the 457 etc, I have a feeling this may end up not being straight forward! Many thanks in advance Emily