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Dbantam19

457 visa

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Hi All,

 

I've been working for my current employer for the last 7 months or so on my first WHV (417). They wish to sponsor me (457) but need a written commitment from me that I'm happy with all the T&Cs before they kick-start the process from their end.

 

I understand the wording on the 457 visa is that is can be granted for anything between one day and four years - do I and/or my employer take this arrangement on a year-by-year basis? My boss mentioned they need me to be comfortable with "the 3-year commitment" - I am a little confused as to the timeframe commitment from my end. Or, forgetting the above, is the commitment from me in line with a contract I sign at work?

 

Hopefully my query is clear from the above.

 

Appreciate any help at this stage.

 

Cheers.

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Can't answer on the 457 but if you've been working for the same employer for over 6 months you've already broken the terms and conditions of your working holiday visa .

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well you have broke the conditions of your WHV to start with as you should only have been working for them for 6 months

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Sorry, should've explained. 6 months under one ABN and now I've been transferred internally to a different ABN

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The employer will apply for how long they want the visa to run.

 

Any requirement the company has for your commitment is between you and the company and nothing to do with the visa

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As the 457 is a temp visa sponsored by your employer. I wouldn't be too worried about committing to 3 years cause if either you quit or they make you redundant you will only have 90 days to find another sponsoring company before you have to leave the country. If you want to stay push them for a PR visa. That will show if they are committed. Either way looks like you get to stay here a little longer which is good


IELTS 02/02/13 8 . VETASSESS submitted 17/04/13. Positive result 16/07/13. EOI 190 16/07/13. SA sponsorship applied 16/07/13.SA SS approved 23/08/13. Invite for 190 23/08/13. Visa applied 24/08/13. CO contact 28/10/13. Meds booked 08/11/13. PCC sent 29/10/13. PCC Up loaded 07/11/13. . VISA GRANT 23/04/14.

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That's true - cheers. To be honest, the temp visa 457 looks like my only option at the moment as the requirement for the permanent visa (186) is 3+ years of work experience and I'm 9/10 months away from this - unless there's a visa out there that I've missed?!

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Sorry, should've explained. 6 months under one ABN and now I've been transferred internally to a different ABN

 

If it is the same employer then you are stil in breach of your WHV. When it comes to light through the 457 application you could be in trouble and all this is irrelevant anyway.

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