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samlab last won the day on December 12 2018

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  1. samlab

    TSS visa - Employer sponsorship

    Sounds like you’ve already done a lot of the hard work. Really hope it all goes well for you and you find a way. Australia is such a beautiful country. Good luck
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    TSS visa - Employer sponsorship

    Hi S My advise for what it’s worth is... don’t give up on your dream just yet. Maybe try to contact people who’ve been through it already via the 186 PR visa page. Or put a post on there asking if they can recommend a recruitment company specialising in your profession. or look for a person in the same field as you or your partner and ask them if they used a recruitment company and if so which one to get the their sponsorship. I wouldn’t recommend coming out here without a sponsor though. It’s not like it used to be and jobs are getting harder to find especially in Cities like Melbourne, Sydney, & Brisbane. Weve just been through the 457 to 186 PR process and it wasnt easy, lots of uncertainty and stress but we did it!! They have also brought in extra fees and rules for sponsoring companies & applicants making it harder but it’s still not impossible to do it. As MaggieMay24 said If possible go for a 189 or 190 it’s a lot less stressful and the turn around time is quicker. Nothing in life worth having ever came easy Good luck to you & your family
  3. samlab

    457 visa nomination transfer time 2018

    We did the same from Adelaide to Brisbane. Your ok, the 60 days doesn’t apply to you. He’s still working with your sponsor and as soon as his visa transfer comes through from his new company, he just hands his notice in & work out his required notice period, then you all move to sunny Sydney If he leaves his current sponsor without a new sponsor then you have 60 days to get a new one or they will cancel your 457.
  4. samlab

    Employer won’t commit to PR Sponsorship

    Thank you Paul thats more than likely it.
  5. samlab

    Employer won’t commit to PR Sponsorship

    Thanks, he did try but it was refused because it is illegal.
  6. samlab

    Employer won’t commit to PR Sponsorship

    @VERYSTORMY Sorry, that’s what I meant to write 190 visa not 187 Definately an option
  7. samlab

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    The nomination is the sponsor/employer part so that won’t show up on YOUR Immi account or change the last updated date. If all your documents are up to date and they have everthing they need it could just go straight to finialised any time now
  8. Asking for a work colleague .. he has completed 2 years on his 457 and wants to apply for PR through ENS 186. He has asked if the employer will nominate him but he was told that it costs the company $5,000 now, it used to be $2,000 last year because of that, the manager keeps saying he’s thinking about it! and not commiting one way or another, basically he’s in lymbo! 1, What are the costs for? MA fees? 2, What are his options? Besides going back to the UK? Maybe 187? or leave the company and get another sponsor transferring the 457, which involves beginning the 2 or 3 years now again?
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Ours came through a week after the nomination was granted. If your status says “received” then I wouldn’t worry. (We were told the Nomination and Visa Applications are different departments.) If it changed to “Open” or “Inital assessment” then I think they will ask for more docs/ info. Ours went straight to Finalised. I’m sure someone will let me know if I’m wrong
  10. samlab

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @Nora @bigbroWe were told by our MA that the nominations are dealt with by one department and the application was dealt with by another after nomination approval. You should receive a copy of the nomination approval from your sponsoring company too. This is what it says on ours ....As the approved nominator, it is essential that you provide the nominee with a copy of this letter and the attached nomination approval notice and a copy of the duty statement for the position.
  11. samlab

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Merry Christmas Don’t disappointed, your so close now and it’s worth the wait.
  12. samlab

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    No,it won’t go to the back of the queue. Only thing will be the “last updated” date will change.
  13. samlab

    457 Visa Transfer

    My husband transferred his 457 after 18months on a 4 year 457 visa. No, their current employer will not know the process is going on. I recommend you speak with a Migration agent though as the new employer is required to already have an existing (and valid) approved 457 Business Sponsorship or lodge a new one to become an approved 457 Business Sponsor. The rules change constantly regarding applying for PR ( we just got it ) He had to work for the new employer for 2 years, then he could apply for PR which took another 10 months to be processed.
  14. samlab

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Last updated means just that ..It can be an update from you, your MA or a Case Officer.
  15. samlab

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    For us the first we heard was that the employer nomination had been approved. Then 1 week later on our Immi account the “last updated” date changed, then the same day the status changed to “Finalised” I think that if they had needed any more docs, it would have changed to “open” or “Inital Assessment” maybe? Once the status changed to Finalised, I called our MA to tell them it had been granted. The grants will appear as messages on your Immi account.