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  1. Will be asked later on, for citizenship request, why we quit before 2 years of moral commitment , would it be a problem later ? thanks
  2. Hi All, I know that this matter has been discussed several times in so many different threads, but I really need to get to the bottom of it as my situation is slightly different than others. Here is my story: I applied for my PR in August 2009 with WA state sponsorship. At the time I was a student and was really willing to move anywhere in Australia, that’s why I applied for WA Sponsorship. I'm saying this, because I don’t want you guys to start judging me and saying that you are a bad person cause you got the limited number of sponsorship and did not move there and you are violating your visa conditions etc.... As I stated above at the time I applied for state sponsorship, my situation was really different than what it is right now. After I lodged my application I started doing my masters and I finished it in December 2011. After that I started hunting for jobs and fortunately I got a really good job in the state I am in now (VIC) with a good salary. I was not really thinking about my PR application until I got CO in March 2012. Co started asking for different documents which I supplied and I did not hear from Him until last March (2013). Suddenly I got an email from him stating your Application has been approved. Happy days, I got my PR after more than 3.5 years. Now I need to move to WA. What should I do? I know that I will be eligible for citizenship in less than 6 months because I have been in Australia from 2007. I started looking for jobs in WA and even asked my employer to relocate me there. But the response was that they do not need my role in that office. I did not even get 1 email back from the 20 to 30 jobs that I applied for in WA. I really cannot just quit my job that I love and is paying my life expenses and go somewhere that I'm pretty sure I cannot find any job and will end up doing casual jobs. The reason I'm saying that is, even my occupation is not listed in WA SMP anymore. I contacted Citizenship department and they checked my visa entitlement and said that I will be eligible next year. No question asked about my 2 years commitment to WA. I even contacted WA migration and explained my situation, their response was basically a pre-made template outlining my commitment to WA government. Here is the question: What will really happen? Has anyone seen anything like my situation before? Do you know anyone that applied for citizenship without completing the 2 years commitment? Please share your opinions here and help me decide what the best course of action here is? Thanking you all in advance...
  3. Hello everybody, I'm currently on my 457 Visa with a 2 year date (with the same employer) of January 2014 before I can apply for the 186 Transitional Stream for permanent residency, which is something I would really like to achieve seeing how far I've made it. My boss has said he would help me with sponsorship with the implied condition that I continue to work for them. Unfortunately that 13 month target seems an impossible goal, let alone the time it takes to apply etc. This is due to the fact that I'm incredibly miserable at work and therefore also in general. In my 12 year working life, I've never worked with such horrid people and worst part is an absolutely intolerable boss. The same boss who will decide on whether the company sponsor me for PR. This is all a new experience for me and It's giving me serious doubts about whether putting up with it for PR is worth it. However I feel as if I would be an idiot to give up the chance to get PR, even if I should not use it in the future. This situation is making me seriously consider whether I have a future in Australia at all. I know that my work life is the biggest factor in my dissatisfaction with my happiness here, but I can't help but fear that 'suffering' through the next 12months+ the application time is worth the end result. My questions to anybody who can possibly offer any advice on the situation are as follows: Assuming I submit my application ASAP roughly how long would it take for the visa to be granted? If I were to be granted PR and then quit my job, would my manager have any power to cause problems for me? Is this unhappiness and uncertainty worth it for the PR that I may not even use, considering my plan after getting PR would be to travel before trying a return to the after being away for over 5 years? Sorry to be so vague everybody, I know there are many out there who have similar feelings and that only I can make these decisions, but I really would appreciate any input, advice or to hear peoples experiences who have been in the same situation etc. Happy Christmas everybody and thanks in advance, Stan