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Sayaka

Student visa before applying for 189

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Hi all, 

I would like to know if it is allowed to get a student visa between 457 and application for 189.

Currently I am on 457, expiring in 8 November this year, and in the process of preparing to apply for 189. I have sent required documents to the assessing organisation and were received on 17 July and process time is up to 10 weeks according to them. This means that it might not be until the end of October that I will get the assessment (if positive, of course), leaving about 2 weeks to send EOI, get invited and apply, which is pretty ambitious. 

So, I need to do something so that I don't need to get out of the country and the only option I can think of is a student visa. Does anybody here know if it is OK (or not OK) for me to do that? Or, does anybody have another idea? 

Thank you for your support in advance. 

 

Sayaka 


IELTS completed: 9/08/2017, Skills assessment application posted: 15/08/2017

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If you are currently on a subclass 457 visa, you may struggle to meet the "Genuine Student" criteria if you apply for a student visa.


Raul T Senise

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On 25/09/2017 at 07:57, Raul Senise said:

If you are currently on a subclass 457 visa, you may struggle to meet the "Genuine Student" criteria if you apply for a student visa.

Hi Raul, 

Thank you for your reply. 

Is that because the immigration may think I'm just extending the time of stay by getting a student visa? Do you have any suggestions? 

Sayaka 


IELTS completed: 9/08/2017, Skills assessment application posted: 15/08/2017

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Is it not possible to apply for EOI now ? In the hope of a positive skills assessment?

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12 minutes ago, Sayaka said:

Is that because the immigration may think I'm just extending the time of stay by getting a student visa?

That is correct. 

12 minutes ago, Sayaka said:

Do you have any suggestions? 

I cannot offer suggestions based on such minimal information.


Raul T Senise

Registered Migration Agent

MARN 0636699

www.ozimmigration.com

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Samson said:

Is it not possible to apply for EOI now ? In the hope of a positive skills assessment?

Although possible, it would result in a visa refusal.


Raul T Senise

Registered Migration Agent

MARN 0636699

www.ozimmigration.com

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

 

 

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4 hours ago, Samson said:

Oh good to know,  Then OP I hope you get your SA back asap.. 

Thank you, Samson, although I am pretty confident I won't get skills assessment any quicker...


IELTS completed: 9/08/2017, Skills assessment application posted: 15/08/2017

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