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Welder on 457 Visa - Lost Sponsorship :(

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Hi All,

 

My partner and I have been sponsored on the 457 visa just over 2 years with the same employer on the Gold Coast. We were about to apply for permanent residency via the transition stream. Last week my partner got laid off due to lack of work in the company.

 

We have just begun the process of looking into the skilled permanent residency visa.

 

In the meantime we are desperately looking for someone to take over our current 457 visa so he can continue welding whilst we apply independently for residency. Finding an employer his just seems hopeless at the moment.

 

He is not allowed to work for another employer until the visa is taken over, so financially we are already in crisis.

 

Does anyone know of any companies looking for welders in QLD who may consider taking over our 457? I can’t contemplate the thought of having to back to England and start all over again. This is the second time losing a 457 visa has happened to us and we were so close to starting our residency process.

 

Any help/Contacts would be so greatly appreciated :unsure:

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Hopefully someone will be along shortly with some contacts. In the meantime, how about you? Any chance your employer could sponsor?

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Hopefully someone will be along shortly with some contacts. In the meantime, how about you? Any chance your employer could sponsor?

 

Unfortunately not :( they won't sponsor me and stated this at the beginning of my contract of employment. :no:

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Unfortunately not :( they won't sponsor me and stated this at the beginning of my contract of employment. :no:

 

Have you asked them more recently though? Now they know how fantastic you are, maybe it would be a different matter..

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