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extee29

Want to add spouse on my 457 (pending) but wedding will only be in Dec!!

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Hi Everyone,

 

Hope to get some ideas/advice on my situation. I have been offered a job in Brisbane and my new employer is willing to sponsor me on a 457 visa. I'm a Malaysian citizen and my fiance is from India (working in Malaysia on a work permit). We just got engaged and planned to get married end of the year.

 

Now,my employer will start the nomination process (no MA as my employer has done this before) and I want to add my fiance as spouse. However, I do not have any legal paper to prove we are married (yet!). My questions:

 

1) Can I add him into the application now? Should I apply under de facto partner or married (and indicate the marriage date will be end of the year??)

2) If I choose de facto, I don't have any joint account statement to prove we are financially committed. He is an expat here and he has been managing his own rental/properties and expenses.

3) If I can't add him now, what do I need to do after my visa is granted? My employer need to write another sponsorship letter to support my spouse's visa application? How long does it normally take?

4) If I do so, can my spouse work in AU under spouse visa?

 

 

After getting the job offer, we both are equally happy and sad. We do not wish to be separated after we just got engaged and there are so many things that we need to consider if he can't join me in AU.

 

Hope I can hear some advice from all.

 

Thanks.

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Hi Everyone,

 

Hope to get some ideas/advice on my situation. I have been offered a job in Brisbane and my new employer is willing to sponsor me on a 457 visa. I'm a Malaysian citizen and my fiance is from India (working in Malaysia on a work permit). We just got engaged and planned to get married end of the year.

 

Now,my employer will start the nomination process (no MA as my employer has done this before) and I want to add my fiance as spouse. Spouse and fiancé are two different things, he is either your spouse or your fiance, you cannot add a fiancé as a spouse! However, I do not have any legal paper to prove we are married (yet!). Well, isn't this because you are not married? My questions:

 

1) Can I add him into the application now? Should I apply under de facto partner or married You are not married! So no you obviously cannot add him as a married partner. It is not clear from what you have said if you would be able to prove defacto. (and indicate the marriage date will be end of the year??)

2) If I choose de facto, I don't have any joint account statement to prove we are financially committed. He is an expat here and he has been managing his own rental/properties and expenses. Well this is a problem then...

3) If I can't add him now, what do I need to do after my visa is granted? My employer need to write another sponsorship letter to support my spouse's visa application? How long does it normally take? It is possible to add somebody onto a 457 visa afterwards, I expect it will take about same length of time as initial application.

4) If I do so, can my spouse work in AU under spouse visa? If your fiancé soon to be spouse is added to th 457 visa, yes they can work, but note this is not a spouse visa, it is a 457 visa.

 

After getting the job offer, we both are equally happy and sad. We do not wish to be separated after we just got engaged and there are so many things that we need to consider if he can't join me in AU.

 

Hope I can hear some advice from all.

 

Thanks.

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