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  1. Background Arrived in Aus 2010 on a Student Visa. After Uni, obtained a 485 Skilled Graduate. Currently working for an employer in my skilled nomination. Applied for a 457. Unfortunstely, nomination for sponsorship was recently refused due to salary issues (long story, but legal advice has said not worth appealing) Currently under a Bridging A (class WA) as I still have till the 1st December to appeal against my 457 decision. I intend on withdrawing my 457 application before the 1st of December. I believe that upon doing this, I will then be given 28 days on withdrawing, for my Bridging Visa to remain valid. Option 1 - New 457 Application I am currently working with my employer to potentially find another role with a simpler contract that meets the needs of a 457. I would then need to apply for a new 457 application Q1. Whilst on my current bridging visa, can I apply for a new 457 onshore? Option 2 - Lodge a Tourist Visa (600) The above might fall through with my employer and therefore I want to find work elsewhere in Australia. I would then like to apply for a 6mth Tourist Visa so that I can continue to find work. Q2. Whilst on my current bridging visa, can I apply for a 600 Tourist Visa onshore? Can anyone perhaps offer some answers to my above two questions. If anyone has any other ideas or useful advice, would really appreciate it. I would like to avoid getting myself into any high risk categorys with IMMI by having anything refused, so want to do everything right.
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    457 Visa to Tourist

    The job for which my 457 visa was granted is coming to an end in October, well before the date expected at the time the visa was granted. However, my wife and I (who are in our late fifties) would like to stay on in Australia for another 9 to 12 months to see the country, ie genuinely to be tourists. We will have no difficulty showing that we have sufficient funds to maintain ourselves without work and to return to the UK in due course. How can we swap one visa for another? Do we need to go offshore to do this? Can we expect DIAC to be sympathetic to our wish to be "grey nomads" for a while or hostile?
  3. Hi all, Have had some great tips and advice from my other post. Just had one last thing to ask and didn't want to drag my other thread on.. I keep reading on here that to apply offshore for a De Facto visa works out cheaper and faster than applying onshore. The DIAC site is pretty confusing for me so maybe someone can clear it up for me. Firstly, is a De Facto visa the same as/a different name for Spouse visa? Please can somebody outline all the costs involved, both for offshore and onshore applications. Is there just the one main fee? Processing times would be helpful too. Thanks! Sophie.:confused:
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