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  1. Mcguinnessp1968

    Partner visa queries

    That’s right
  2. Mcguinnessp1968

    Partner visa queries

    Yes because it’s possible to be here on a valid visa, then get pr and apply for citizenship a year later
  3. Mcguinnessp1968

    Partner visa queries

    Not strictly true
  4. Mcguinnessp1968

    Location location location

    House market in geelong is bonkers, even still. Expect to pay top dollar for something decent if you can even find something decent
  5. Mcguinnessp1968

    Oh The Memories!

    I’m five years this week, same as you I came on a 457. It’s what you make it I reckon Agree about the prophets of doom btw
  6. Mcguinnessp1968

    482 visa and route to PR

    There’s a lot of misinformation on this thread. First off a 482 visa is far from cheap. We just got one for an employee of ours who was on a student visa, between government and agent fees it cost around $15,000. Also I personally know 7 people who came here on 457 visas, every single one of them were sponsored by their employer and achieved PR
  7. Mcguinnessp1968

    Looking to make the move - where do I start?

    It’s almost as if there are no success stories By all means point out the pitfalls but not at the expense of the many positives
  8. Mcguinnessp1968

    Looking to make the move - where do I start?

    So one guy out of how ever many tens of thousands? I don’t understand why people on here seem to actually want to discourage people from moving
  9. Mcguinnessp1968

    Looking to make the move - where do I start?

    He’s an electrician I think he’ll be ok
  10. Mcguinnessp1968

    Looking to make the move - where do I start?

    My company applied for a 482 for one of our employees recently. Was approved in around three weeks
  11. Mcguinnessp1968

    Looking to make the move - where do I start?

    Be careful about reading too much into Marissa’s post. If you are in an in demand occupation and are good at it then there is more chance than not that you will be able to transition to a permanent visa.
  12. Mcguinnessp1968

    Logistical issues with moving from Canada to Victoria

    To the OP I live in geelong and we have just secured a rental while we build a new house Rental market here is bonkers right now. You will do well to secure one when you are here let alone trying to secure one while you are in Canada
  13. Mcguinnessp1968

    Visa 801 application help

    If I were you I’d be treating her like a queen until the visa was granted
  14. Mcguinnessp1968


    I’m almost certain that made sense to you as you typed it but it makes no sense to me whatsoever
  15. Mcguinnessp1968


    I find your choice of language somewhat offensive if I’m being honest Poor is poor what the hell is dirt poor? FYI I’ve employed many people from other countries in my time here in Australia All of those have come here on student visas at one point or another, all with degrees. They come here, do their masters, gain valuable work experience and then move on to some temporary or provisional visa. These are highly skilled highly technical people who for me have all turned into excellent employees Not to be confused with what you call dirt poor and those people would likely come here on refugee visas