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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Heya! I'm on a 457 and applied for PR DE in Feb this year. My MA advised me not to go back home for more than 4 weeks. He said that I could get away with going for more, but would be risking getting my 457 cancelled. If you are on a 457 I would certainly not advise you to leave for so long. I don't know how bridging visa works, but like Suuz mentioned, you may be risking them questioning the legitimacy of your position if you can be away for so long.
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    My situation is the same, 457 and applied for 186 in Feb. My MA confirmed that Medicare is appropriate level cover (after having applied for it and received my medicare card) and that I did not need the Bupa cover any more. I already did my tax return this year and didn't get back any medicare levy since the day of my 186 application. They charge you those taxes wether you choose to use medicare or not. Now I am on Medicare and changed my Bupa plan to a better one that has extras and hospital cover, for basically the same money I was paying before.
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hey guys, does anyone know where the LR/HR countries are listed? Thanks!
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    Travelling on a 457 visa

    Thanks Raul!
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    Travelling on a 457 visa

    Thanks Maggie! Yeah, absolutely. I wouldn't do it just because someone else did without problems. I'm just interested to know if anyone has had a similar experience, just to know what's out there..!
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    Travelling on a 457 visa

    Hi, I've been on a 457 visa for almost 2 years now. I would really like to go back home for 2 or 3 months. Probably would be on holidays for 3 or 4 weeks and the rest working from there for my employer in Australia. My migration agent has told me that leaving the country for more than 4 consecutive weeks could be risky and ignite questions from immigration. Does anyone have any experience in this? Immigration website is quite vague, just says that I can travel in and out of Australia as much as I want and that if I cease work with my employer for more than 90 consecutive days my visa will be cancelled. I work on the computer and my boss is cool with me being out of the office for a couple of months, as she understands how homesick I am and how important it is for me to be with my family. SO I wouldn't be ceasing employment. I have already done this about a year and a half ago. Back then I had no idea I was taking any risk, and when I got back I got asked a lot of questions by immigration at the airport, but they eventually let me through and that was the end of it. I am aware though that immigration seems to be getting more and more complicated, and that they might be on the lookout for excuses to get people out. If anyone has had any similar experiences I would appreciate you sharing :) Thanks!