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ArunK

Can I visit Australia as a tourist with a 457 visa

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Hi,

I already have a  457 visa from my organization. But I didn't travel to Australia for work as the project went on hold. 

I am planning to visit Australia as a tourist. As I have 457 visa, can I visit with that or should I take a tourist visa?

Regards,

Arun

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Visa is valid till November 2019 and status is "In Effect".

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When was your visa granted?  If it was granted quite a long time ago, I would be very cautious about arriving with no plan to start working for the nominated employer.  If questioned upon arrival, I'm not sure if Immigration would let you use a 457 in place of a visitor visa.  Maybe I'm just paranoid though.


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Maybe I'm just paranoid though.

You got it right, trying to enter on a 457 with no intention of working for the nominating employer is a recipe for disaster.

How the OP might satisfy thye GTE for a visitor visa will  be an issue.


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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