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EugeneS

How much time do I have to enter the sponsoring state after my arrival

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Hi folks,

 

Me and my wife are going to arrive to OZ in Jan 13 with our 176 PR visas sponsored by WA.

The thing is that we'd like to visit some other cities before we head to Perth, just to get an impression of their lifestyles and feel. I don't know how much time I want for this travel but rough estimation will be few months.

 

My concern is not arriving straight to the nominated state. I'm afraid that this might get us into a trouble lately if we don't register immediately after our arrival?

 

After taking a look at my State Sponsorship Agreement, I've found the following:

1. You remain living and working in Western Australia for a period of two years after obtaining your visa.

2. You keep the Wester Australia Government informed of your contact details after your arrival.

 

Now I see that in both cases they state "After", but no specific time limit is specified. So it makes me think that our trip won't be a problem.. Even if it'll take some more time..? To say more, all this agreement doesn't seem too serious. I mean there are no dates, no specific requirements, it's not so clear how should I contact the Western Australia Government. I don't know.. This document just seems a bit odd to me..

 

 

What do you think?

 

 

Thanks in advance!

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Hi, as far as I am aware you have to do an initial entry to Australia within the first 12 months and then I believe you have 4 years to take up residency from that date in your elected state. I think the initial entry can be to any destination as you just need to activate the visa. Hope this helps.

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Hi, as far as I am aware you have to do an initial entry to Australia within the first 12 months and then I believe you have 4 years to take up residency from that date in your elected state. I think the initial entry can be to any destination as you just need to activate the visa. Hope this helps.

 

Hi and thank you for your answer.

 

However I think that you refer to the general visa activation, not the nominated state registration.. I'm interested specifically in what will be the consequences of not arriving directly to the sponsoring state after arriving to OZ.

 

Thanks again!

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They expect you to settle in WA not another state. If you want to you can tell them you will be travelling in Oz before settling in WA. As long as you do not settle in another state there won't be an issue.

 

I can't see it being a problem though.


So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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