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Transferring FROM 457 visa TO working holiday visa

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Hi there,

 

I will be finishing employment with my sponsor next week and I wish to transfer from my sponsored 457 visa to a working holiday visa. 

 

I have never had a working holiday visa and plan to travel to New Zealand the weekend to apply for the 417 visa. I am Irish. 

 

I can only leave 2 days (Saturday and Sunday) for my 417 visa to be processed as I am still working during the week. 

 

Are there any issues I may face? I've heard of a lot of peoples 417 visas being processed in a few hours. Does this only happen Monday - Friday? Can I work my notice with my sponsor on a 417 visa instead of the 457? 

 

Thanks in advance for any advice with this! 

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The processing times for 417 have blown out and you should allow up to 4 weeks

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19 hours ago, Workhorse said:

Hi there,

 

I will be finishing employment with my sponsor next week and I wish to transfer from my sponsored 457 visa to a working holiday visa. 

 

I have never had a working holiday visa and plan to travel to New Zealand the weekend to apply for the 417 visa. I am Irish. 

 

I can only leave 2 days (Saturday and Sunday) for my 417 visa to be processed as I am still working during the week. 

 

Are there any issues I may face? I've heard of a lot of peoples 417 visas being processed in a few hours. Does this only happen Monday - Friday? Can I work my notice with my sponsor on a 417 visa instead of the 457? 

 

Thanks in advance for any advice with this! 

That's a risky plan as you must be outside of Australia both at time of application and decision.


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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As I have had a 457 visa, is it more of an automatic process that the visa be granted?

 

This was the case with a friend of mine who got hers within 2 hours of applying. I may be able to leave and additional day or two. But hoping I won't need them. 

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