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AnthonyCronin123

Urgent - Company gone into Liquidation whilst going from 457 to PR

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Hello,

 

I arrived from overseas yesterday to find the locks changed and a liquidating company in the office. The company went into liquidation 2 days ago.

 

My partner and I have a 457 with 1 year left and understand i have 90 days to try and get another company to continue this sponsorship.

 

However, we are in the middle of PR sponsorship through the 186 stream.

 

The company nomination was approved and we've completed medicals and submitted my application last March. The company has paid for it all.

 

Is there anything that can be done to still alllow this PR Visa be processed? Would a migration Lawyer help?

 

Has anyone been in this situation? What was your experience? Did you manage to get it resolved?

 

Obviously i'm panicking a bit ATM and any urgent help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Anthony

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It would be a very good idea to speak with a migration agent. As far as I know, you are obligated to advise DIBP that your employment has ended and I assume that would mean the PR is refused (but perhaps you'd be able to withdraw it to avoid a refusal). I've not been in this situation, so this is only an educated guess.

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Are you currently on a bridging visa whilst your application is being processed? As Maggie say's I would contact a MARA registered agent and perhaps contact immigration.


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No i don't believe i'm on a Bridging Visa, i rang immi before i went overseas and they said there was no need to get one. The 186 application says pending online.

 

I rang both immi and an agent and they both basically said no.

 

Immi said - remove the application as the company is gone.

Agent Said - its pot luck as immi might look at it today and approve it and not look at the company being valid.

 

But, i thought i'd keep asking especially in case someone has had this happen to them and could offer insight.

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Do Not contact immigration - as your 90 days starts as soon as they are notified - buy yourself some more time. I would definitely be contacting a good migration agent. ABA - Andre Burger or any of the agents that are on here - wrussell etc.

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I think if immigration have said withdraw it that might be the best bet, seems a bit dodgy for an agent to advice you to take pot luck on the if immigration check the validity of the company or not, because that sounds like deception.


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I emailed Andre Burger - Thanks for the recommendation.

 

Again appreciate all the comments.

 

I'm totally not trying to deceive immi - just hoped someone on here might have had the same thing happen to them and have a possible resolution

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Hello Anthony.

 

Unfortunately I think your time is likely to be best spent trying to find another employer who wants your skill set, and is happy to sponsor you for a visa.

 

Best regards.


Managing Director, Go Matilda Visas - www.gomatilda.com

Registered Migration Agent Number 0102534; Registered Tax Agent (Australia)

Chartered Accountant (UK, and Australia)

T - 023 81 66 11 55 (UK) or 03 9935 2929 (Australia)

E - alan.collett@gomatilda.com and acollett@bdhtax.com

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