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457 to PR - 2 year visa expire, when apply for PR?

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Hi Guys,

 

We need your help!

 

Facts:

We have a 2-year 457 visa.

our 457 Visa expires on 7 Oct 2013.

7 Oct 2013 we will reach the 2 year work experience with the same employer, meaning we can apply for permanent residency (ENS 186).

We are not sure whether we need to apply on, after or before the expiry of the 457 visa.

We need 2 year work experience with the same employer, this means we can only apply on 7 Oct, same day the visa expires... we are a bit confused :(

Due to the fact that there is a hairs breathe between our two year requirement for PR and our 457 expiring can anyone tell us when would be the absolute latest we could apply? (e.g. the day of expiry, a week before it expires, ...).

 

Any information is much appreciated

Many thanks for your help :)

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Are you leaving the employer after the 2 years is up? If so, you cannot apply for the 186.

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Are you leaving the employer after the 2 years is up? If so, you cannot apply for the 186.

 

No, not leaving the employer, staying with the same employer, he will be sponsoring us for the PR 186.

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Hi Guys,

 

We need your help!

 

Facts:

We have a 2-year 457 visa.

our 457 Visa expires on 7 Oct 2013.

7 Oct 2013 we will reach the 2 year work experience with the same employer, meaning we can apply for permanent residency (ENS 186).

We are not sure whether we need to apply on, after or before the expiry of the 457 visa.

We need 2 year work experience with the same employer, this means we can only apply on 7 Oct, same day the visa expires... we are a bit confused :(

Due to the fact that there is a hairs breathe between our two year requirement for PR and our 457 expiring can anyone tell us when would be the absolute latest we could apply? (e.g. the day of expiry, a week before it expires, ...).

 

Any information is much appreciated

Many thanks for your help :)

 

Please let us know if anyone can help with this :)

Thanks

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Hi! I think that it is better to enquire to DIAC regarding this so that you will have sound answers and information. :)

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I would be seeing if the 457 can be extended. Or getting a very good agent!


Has two beautiful Aussie little girls :-)

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Hi! I think that it is better to enquire to DIAC regarding this so that you will have sound answers and information. :)

Diac are well known for giving duff info. Get a good agent, don't risk your future with a call centre employee.


Has two beautiful Aussie little girls :-)

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We are just about to apply for a 186 following 457 and have been told by our agent that the 186 cannot go in until 2 years employment have been completed. Not sure where this leaves you as you would be without a visa while your 186 is processed which can be around 6 months so yes get yourself and agent and see what solution they come up with!

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Very interesting and worrying,think you could or should have extended the 457 Visa to keep you legal but after the 2 years with same employer they can apply for 186 for you,then you get PR visa but are not tied to employer after that other than what you have in contract of employment...you get PR and are "free"

 

Good luck,please keep us informed of outcome..

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I would be seeing if the 457 can be extended. Or getting a very good agent!

 

I would agree with this, well not sure if it can be "extended" but certainly I would be looking to get a 457 for longer, be it a new one or extension.

 

I have not seen that many people that only have a 2 year 457 and hence not a situation that comes up too often.

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Yer, I'm not sure if an extension is possible either. I think an agent is the way to go.


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