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  1. Hi Guys, Any help on this would be great. So my girlfriend whom I have been with (and met in Australia) for 5 years has a job offer in Sydney through her company in the UK. So she is allowed to go on a 457 visa as they are going to sponsor her. I myself overstayed by 2 months when I was out in Australia 3 and a half years ago. It was an honest mistake as I believed my paper work for sponsorship was being processed. However it was not and they called me to say I was overstaying! I missed the cut off point to not be banned by a couple of weeks and so received the mandatory 3yr ban. I have rung the Immigration Dept and they have assured me that now my ban is served I am free to follow the processes to go back to Australia without hindrance (although I must obviously tell them about the ban). I was going to go on my girlfriends 457. She is a bit paranoid that they may refuse me even though they have said all is well. Can anyone please shed any light as to what we are up against? I'm assuming as they said I had completed my ban and free to apply for a Skilled visa that I can go on my partners as well? (just quicker!). Thanks for any help guys! Regards, Terry
  2. Hi My girlfriend has been offered a job back at the previous place she worked at in OZ. We were out there in 2012/13. This would be our second 457 visa. We have been living apart in the UK since we got back due to job arrangements- when we apply for a 2nd 457 visa do we have to go through process of proving we are in defacto relationship? Will the process be quicker? Any thoughts/help much appreciated T.
  3. shambles

    HELP: De facto to a 457 Visa

    Hi I have been looking through all of these threads and was wondering if anyone could help. My partner has been offered sponsorship in Sydney on a 457 visa, and I am looking to go as his de facto. I am aware there is a lot of evidence you need to give regarding this but I need to know how long we need to be together to class as de facto for this visa- 6 or 12 months? I looked a couple months back and it said you only had to show 6 months, however I can not find this any more the immi websites just says "For a de facto partner, the relationship needs to have existed for six or 12 months before you lodge the application. The length of the de facto relationship depends on the visa you are applying for.For a de facto partner, the relationship needs to have existed for six or 12 months before you lodge the application. The length of the de facto relationship depends on the visa you are applying for." But it will not tell me what visas are for what length of time... We have only been together for 7 months (so you can understand my concern) Also would any one know if it would be accepted if I went out on a tourist visa and lived there with him for an extended period of time to rack our months up? He has a well paying job and I have savings, and therefore we have the potential to do this. Would this be ok in the eyes of the Australian government? Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated!
  4. dingdong

    457 De-facto Visa Application

    I am just about ready to submit my application to be added to my partners visa. I just have a few questions: 1. Is it necessary to send personal statements from both of us and what should they say / where should I start? 2. Do I need to arrange a Police check? 3. Do I need to arrange a medical? Thanks in advance for your assistance.
  5. Hi I'm defacto on my partner's 457 visa. Can anyone pls advise if I can continue working during the 90 day period if my partner lost his job? Whilst he is looking for someone to take over the 457 nomination can I simply continue working as normal? would appreciate any advice! Thanks
  6. Hi all, I had a couple of questions regarding necessary evidence to support a defacto relationship for the 457 visa. First, a brief summary of my situation: I am currently working for an Engineering consultancy in Perth, WA, on a temporary residency visa (skilled graduate 476). This expires in Jan 2014, so my employer has agreed to sponsor me. This is great news, as I have been in a committed relationship with an American, whom I met here in Perth in Dec 2012. The 457 visa allows you to include a defacto partner, only needing to prove 6 months co-habitation. It would otherwise be very hard for us to stay together, both coming from different countries and working in Australia. We have been living together for more than 6 months, but have been subleasing, so as a result do not have much evidence to support 6 months co-habitation. What we do have is as follows: Joint tennancy agreement from April - August 2013 (4 months) Signed statement from roomates we were subleasing from, from Aug - Nov 2013 (3 months) Joint bank account statement dating back only til 29/8/13 (4 months) Her as a named driver on my car insurance policy dating back to 12/8/13 (5 months ish) Flight itineraries of holidays together in Asia in June/July 2013 Bank statements with one off transfers to each other for camping trips/holidays dating back to June 2013 Timeline of photos from holidays, camping trips, afl games, photos with her family, skiing trip etc. Summary of my superannuation account showing her as the sole beneficiary in case of my death I think this is enough to prove our relationship, but not enough to prove 6 months co-habitation? Has anyone else been in a similar situation? Does anyone think it necessary to include statements from friends/housemates/relatives? I heard it is useful to hold back on some stuff in case they ask for more evidence. Thanks!
  7. hopperrr

    Defacto break up - WHV options?

    Currently I am in the process of applying for my Defacto Visa base of my marriage/relationship. However my marriage is not working out so well at the moment. I haven't alerted immigration of this however as me and my husband are unsure what is best if it should be a long break or just a trial separation. In Febuary i am going onto my bridging Visa A (considering a briding visa B) but I am thinking about giving it all up to go to Canada (I am originally from the UK And have been in australia on a WHV since febuary 2013) Is there anyway I can move from Australia to canada and be on a working holiday Visa again? I have a good friend base in Canada more so the the UK and feel it would be an unmissable opportunity but I am unsure of my options any information on this is welcome I really need to know about what steps I can and cannot take. so to recap Can you get a working holiday visa for canada from australia with a british passport? How long does it take to get a working holiday visa for canada? Has anyone been through this kind of situation or simular.
  8. bonnie1

    457 Visa

    Hi, I don't know if any one can help, I submitted my Visa applications on the 16th August for myself and for my boyfriend to be a defacto. My company have previously sponsored people and they have all had approval within the first 10 days, so I am getting slightly concerned. has any body else recently applied or still waiting? is there a number I can call or a way to quicken up the process, my lady has given me notice to move out and no estate agents will hep me out until I have the go ahead that my sponsorship has been approved and I can stay in the country!! Very annoying!! Thanks in advance!! xx
  9. Hi everyone, I would really appreciate advice here please! My Fiance and I are both on seperate 457 visas (We met here in Oz). We have been together 1 year and officially living together 6 months. My 457 expires April 2014, hers expires in 2016. We are not in the best position to fund the Perminant Residency application yet, so we are considering the positibility of adding me to her 457. Is it possible for her to add me to her current 457 visa as a defacto? If so, do I need a migration lawyer to do this or can we do it ourselves directly? If directly, please can you point me to the forms to complete / process information (I cannot find the official info after an hour searching - Im probably just being useless!) Thank you, and advice here or info on your relevant experiences is extremly welcome and appreciated!
  10. englishlad

    Defacto Application/ Quitting 457

    Hi Guys, Hoping someone may have some clarity/ personal experience with bridging visas from a 457?! Basically I'm English on a sponsored 457 - about to lodge an application for 820 defacto visa with my Australian partner. Now once thats lodged I understand we get a Bridiging Visa A for when the 457 expires or "ceases" ( though my 457 doesn't expire til October 2015). However, what's the deal if I then quit my job, and therefore my 457 (its unbearable at current employers!!)? From reading other posts, If I quit the 457, I basically lose the Bridging A visa because its connected directly to the 457? If this were the case would I be able to get Bridging Visa C - ie no work rights but allowed to stay whilst 820 application is processing? or would I have to go and apply in person for bridging Visa E? and all within the 28 days of being unemployed? Thanks for any advice - I know bridging visas are a tricky matter... Best
  11. HI all - my first post here. My partner and I are both living in Australia and on our own 457 visas. Due to certain circumstances we are having to consider putting my partner onto my 457 Visa as defacto. We have been living together for over a year so dont see any problems from that point of view, but can anyone please advise me how one goes about doing this? Do we have to re-apply for a 457visa with both our names on the application or is another way? Any idea how long the process takes? Any advise, greatly appreciated Cheers
  12. Guest

    De facto 457 query

    I was wondering if anyone could shed any light on a query i have regarding our move down under. I have been offered a job and the company are going to sponsor me in Sydney, and me and my boyfriend are going to move out and hopefully include him on my application as a de facto spouse. The problem is we dont live together yet, so will struggle to prove we are a genuine couple. We now have put stuff into same adresses and getting joint accounts etc and intend to move in together in sydney. I wondered if anyone knew if we could add him to my 457 visa at a later date when we have built up enough for the 1 year de facto rule, or will he need to be on the visa application from the start? Thankyou in advance if anyone knows? Ive looked for similar guidance but can't seem to find out... Steph:jiggy: