Jump to content

You're currently viewing the forum as a Guest
register-now-button_orig.png
and join in with discussions   
ask migration questions
message other members

..and much much more!

VicentJ

Members
  • Content Count

    8
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About VicentJ

  • Rank
    Newbie

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. VicentJ

    New rules for partner points

    Hi all, I am in a funny situation regarding the new rules for partner points. My defacto partner is a NZ citizen who has been working in Australia for several years. She does not have PR, nor does she need or seek it. Her job skills are not in the current list. I seem to be particularly disadvantaged: I cannot claim the max points since I am not single and in a relationship with a non-citizen, however my partner already has all of the PR benefits with her special category visa and does not seek PR. In order to at least claim 5 points, I would have to include her in my application and, if successful, do the paperwork and pay for an expensive visa she does not need or want. Wondering if anyone is anyone in a similar situation? What's your take? Thanks!
  2. Thanks! So, just to make sure, what happens if the 457 Visa is cancelled? This is, my job here is terminated and I cannot find a new sponsor? Am I obliged to leave the country until the 461 visa is processed? Also, would that Bridging Visa A have work rights?
  3. Currently I am on a 457, that will expire in 2021. I understand that I will have work rights as long as the 457 is valid. But I am wondering what the situation will be if the 457 is cancelled (due to my job being terminated) while awaiting outcome for the 461 visa.
  4. Currently I am on a 457, that will expire in 2021. I understand that I will have work rights as long as the 457 is valid. But I am wondering what the situation will be if the 457 is cancelled (due to my job being terminated) while awaiting outcome for the 461 visa.
  5. Hello, As the de-facto partner of a NZ citizen residing in Australia, I am considering to start an application for a 461(New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship) visa. I am concerned about the very lengthy period (two years) it takes to be approved. I understand that I will get a bridging visa during this period. Will I have work rights while on this bridging visa? Also, Immi website says that if I apply from Australia I have to be in Australia when they make their decision. What happens if I leave Australia while the visa is being processed? Is the process cancelled? Thanks!
  6. VicentJ

    PR after 457 transfer

    Thanks Raul, I certainly will. In any case, what further information would be needed, or what would my eligibility depend on? I am a civil engineer by training, although I am sponsored as an engineering manager on my visa. Regards.
  7. VicentJ

    PR after 457 transfer

    OK, I just noticed that I typo'ed my visa expiry date... it expires in 05/2021, not 05/2020. The rest is correct. Sorry, and thanks!
  8. VicentJ

    PR after 457 transfer

    hello, I have currently worked for 2 years on a 4-year 457 visa, and I am considering transferring my visa to a new employer. I have two questions: - Since my visa expires in 05/2020, I will not be able to work for 2 consecutive years for the new employer. In this case, will there be any possibility for this new employer to sponsor me for PR? - After the expiry of this 457 visa (in 05/2020), what are the possibilities to keep working for this new employer? Could they sponsor me for a new 482 visa? And, how long would it be until I am eligible for PR sponsorship? Should I wait 3 new years for PR (until 2023), or would the previous years on the 457 count towards that period? Thanks!!
×