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  1. easterby91

    Temp visa holders, sick parent at home

    By way of an update, our worst fears came true and my partner had to travel urgently home before we could get the travel exemption approved. However we got the exemption approved (thank god, a small win that will give some comfort after this awful period for her family). Built the case around her critical skills with a strongly worded letter of support from her employer saying she was essential. Wrote to local MP who kindly provided a letter of support to include. Included a detailed and well written cover letter too (you are limited to only 200 words in your justification). If there are any Irish people here too, the Irish Support Agency in Sydney also offered some invaluable advice.
  2. easterby91

    Temp visa holders, sick parent at home

    Thank you all for the input so far. It sounds like it could be a roll of the dice if our worst case scenario comes to be. We will easily oblige with any quarantine requirements at our own cost. Perhaps naively, we are operating in the belief that I (as the main visa holder currently with him as my defacto) will remain in Australia as the “anchor” to hold our life down. Also, not sure if it has any bearing but my partner while he has a visa also qualifies as being one of the priority skills as a social worker.
  3. Fiancé’s father is very sick at home, expecting an update soon and bracing for the worst. Together 9 years and my partner is defacto on my visa. If he gets “the call” to return home - what are the options? Would strongly prefer we both travel but I’m prepared to stay put if it might help him get back into the country. We don’t want to leave Australia, we love our lives here and plan to apply for PR in the next few months when my employer invites me to. This situation is causing us great anxiety
  4. Update: still waiting. All paperwork lodged and market testing occurred.
  5. Thanks Raul. I work for a very large multinational so I’m presuming that they may be accredited considering they sponsored and relocated me from overseas originally. I do know that they need to test the labour market for 28 days and also that my role is Sales and Marketing manager. Not sure what bearing that might have on timelines.
  6. Hi all, I recently received a promotion in work and as a result my title will be changing from an individual contributor to a manager. At the last minute I've been thrown a curveball by my employer stating that this must all change on my visa paperwork and I cannot start in the role until the changes are reflected. We will be using our work immigration lawyers to facilitate this change. Question: Does anyone know how onerous the process is and what the approximate timelines look like? Thank you!
  7. easterby91

    Possible to move from 457 to WHV?

    Thanks for the reply. Will my 457 remain unchanged for its duration since this is what I have since October 2017?
  8. easterby91

    Possible to move from 457 to WHV?

    Hello, I came to Australia sponsored by my employer on a 457. I’ve since discovered that I’m really not enjoying the job, however if I leave the role within 1 year then I’ve to pay back a prorated portion of the relocation package. I plan to see the job through to October when I wouldn’t owe anything. My question is - what are my options if I leave my employer? How long do I have to find new employment and transfer my sponsorship? Or is it possible to take out a WHV if I leave be job in October? Thank you