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Lauram1

482, bringing a partner

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Hi,

I've been offered sponsorship on the 482 medium term visa and I know the employer must pay for this visa.

I want to bring my partner but I'm just a bit confused in terms of paying for his visa.

Applying for the 482 it says to provide partner documents to add him to the visa as the point of application, but that my sponsor has to extend the offer of sponsorship to cover him...which I assume will mean they would have to pay more for the whole application? I don't want nor do I expect them to pay for him so this is what I'm confused about. Would my sponsor just pay my part and immi would bill me for my partners part of the visa? Or does my sponsor pay it all and I have to pay them back for his part?

Now if I was to apply after mines been approved through the subsequent entry visa the cost is $1265..so I'm assuming this is roughly what the additional cost to my visa would be if I applied with him initially?

Which is the best and easiest route to go down and if anyone can help with the payment of the partner portion of the visa that would be great.

Thanks,

Laura 

 

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I will start by saying, I am not sure on the legal point on this and hopefully one of godsend agents will advise. But what I would say is that any company that wouldn't spend such a small amount on this I would avoid working for like the plague. I would include and not even worry. This is a tiny amount of money in the cost of sponsoring a visa. 

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8 hours ago, Lauram1 said:

Hi,

I've been offered sponsorship on the 482 medium term visa and I know the employer must pay for this visa.

This is not correct. The employer must pay for costs associated with the sponsorship and nomination applications. The costs associated with the visa application can be paid by either party.

9 hours ago, Lauram1 said:

I want to bring my partner but I'm just a bit confused in terms of paying for his visa.

Applying for the 482 it says to provide partner documents to add him to the visa as the point of application, but that my sponsor has to extend the offer of sponsorship to cover him...

As part of the nomination application they need to include the details of all family members which they wish to include. As long as your partners details are included in the nomination application, they can be included in your visa application.

9 hours ago, Lauram1 said:

which I assume will mean they would have to pay more for the whole application? 

There will be an additional visa lodgement fee to include your partner in the visa application. 

9 hours ago, Lauram1 said:

I don't want nor do I expect them to pay for him so this is what I'm confused about. Would my sponsor just pay my part and immi would bill me for my partners part of the visa? Or does my sponsor pay it all and I have to pay them back for his part?

Now if I was to apply after mines been approved through the subsequent entry visa the cost is $1265..so I'm assuming this is roughly what the additional cost to my visa would be if I applied with him initially?

It depends on what you negotiate with your employer.

The additional lodgement fee to include your partner would be $2,645 as you are applying under the medium/long term list. It is $1,265 if applying under the short term list.

9 hours ago, Lauram1 said:

Which is the best and easiest route to go down and if anyone can help with the payment of the partner portion of the visa that would be great.

It would be best to include your partner on your visa application rather than adding them later.


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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15 hours ago, Raul Senise said:

This is not correct. The employer must pay for costs associated with the sponsorship and nomination applications. The costs associated with the visa application can be paid by either party.

As part of the nomination application they need to include the details of all family members which they wish to include. As long as your partners details are included in the nomination application, they can be included in your visa application.

There will be an additional visa lodgement fee to include your partner in the visa application. 

It depends on what you negotiate with your employer.

The additional lodgement fee to include your partner would be $2,645 as you are applying under the medium/long term list. It is $1,265 if applying under the short term list.

It would be best to include your partner on your visa application rather than adding them later.

Hi,

 

Thanks so much for your advice. 

My sponsor knows I'll be bringing my partner but we've not discussed the ins and outs of it yet, so would it just be an agreement we come to between us about who is paying what? Like I said, I'm happy to pay for him as this is what I thought the case would be, as they want me to come over to work, not him, so I can't see why they would fork out for him to come as well. Obviously it's a bonus if they do but it's not something I would expect. 

Think it's a case now of just getting on and discussing it with them.

As you seem very in the know,  do the documents you send to Immi (proof of partnership, employment references etc) need to be certified or are they happy to just have them scanned in? I assume ID based ones need to be certified but just wondering about the others.

Thanks in advance,

Laura 

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All the documents need to be high quality colour scans. They do not need to be certified. 


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Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

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Different visa system now so may not be exactly the same, but for my 457 subsequent entrant (fiancee) we just had the Immi account holder at my employer, our HR Director at the time, write and sign a letter stating she confirms our relationship was true and ongoing, and as the registered representative of my sponsored employer she requests the original nomination is extended to include my partner.

No questions asked (obviously when submitted along with all the other evidence and personal particulars docs etc).

Happy to DM you the exact wording of the letter if you'd like. 

We paid the visa app fee in this instance, as we had with mine originally. Adjusting the nomination in this way is just considered an update and doesn't cost your employer anything (unless they've offered to pay your application fees!).

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[2013] 417 Working Holiday
[2014] 417 Second Working Holiday 
[2015] 457 Temp Work Skilled (Marketing Specialist)
[2016] 457 Temp Work Skilled - Subsequent Entrant (De facto partner)
[2018] 186 ENS TRT (2 applicants, LR, Marketing Specialist)
[2019] Citizenship by Conferral: 16/06/19 | Test email: 02/09/19 | Test passed: 17/10/19 | Approval: 29/10/19 | Ceremony: 03/06/2020

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5 hours ago, millski88 said:

Different visa system now so may not be exactly the same, but for my 457 subsequent entrant (fiancee) we just had the Immi account holder at my employer, our HR Director at the time, write and sign a letter stating she confirms our relationship was true and ongoing, and as the registered representative of my sponsored employer she requests the original nomination is extended to include my partner.

No questions asked (obviously when submitted along with all the other evidence and personal particulars docs etc).

Happy to DM you the exact wording of the letter if you'd like. 

We paid the visa app fee in this instance, as we had with mine originally. Adjusting the nomination in this way is just considered an update and doesn't cost your employer anything (unless they've offered to pay your application fees!).

Hi, thanks that that info! The wording would be fantastic if you could send it! 

Did you have to get your employer to extend the sponsor to them initially when you sent off your application to immi? And did you send partner documents as well at that time even though you applied for subsequent entry? As we're just in the process of selling our house I think subsequent entry will be easiest for us as we have all our selling fees to pay. 

How long did your application take and then how long did subsequent entry take to be approved?

Thanks so much, Laura

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Sure thing, I can dig the letter off my laptop a bit later.

I didn’t add my partner at the time of my application. All I did was ensure my relationship status was declared as ‘De facto’ when I submitted mine, then followed up with all the evidence when we did my partners the year after, including this letter from my sponsor employer.

Processing times don't really give much useful to go on. Ours was on a different visa program (457) and the wait times change all the time. Interestingly though, back in 2015 my 457 only took 2 weeks (unusually quick) and my subsequent entry application in 2016 just under 2 months. I’d advise against using others experience as a measuring stick though, the published processing times on the DIBP website can be used a a rough upper-limit.

 

 

 


[2013] 417 Working Holiday
[2014] 417 Second Working Holiday 
[2015] 457 Temp Work Skilled (Marketing Specialist)
[2016] 457 Temp Work Skilled - Subsequent Entrant (De facto partner)
[2018] 186 ENS TRT (2 applicants, LR, Marketing Specialist)
[2019] Citizenship by Conferral: 16/06/19 | Test email: 02/09/19 | Test passed: 17/10/19 | Approval: 29/10/19 | Ceremony: 03/06/2020

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Hi Laura, I hope you don't mind me messaging you, I came across a previous post of yours which has been really helpful! I just wondered if you received a positive skills assessment from ASMIRT in the end? I am from the UK and currently living and working in Queensland as a Radiographer in Breast Imaging on a working holiday visa. My partner and I are aiming for PR, I was offered TSS at my current workplace but they've had an influx of Aussie applicants since COVID! So we are aiming now for the 190 visa. I am awaiting my skills assessment but like you I specialised in Breast soon after qualifying, and so all my clinical experience is in this field! I did email ASMIRT and they said this was okay as long as I covered general and CT in my undergrad...I am on week 16 and just waiting the result now! I hope all has worked out for you and your move to Australia 🙂 

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Hi Emily,  I did get a positive skills assessment,  it took about 20 weeks...however I discovered this only assesses your undergraduate qualification and I've since had to do a separate application to ASMIRT to recognise my mammo course. I submitted my tss application but covid has put everything on a go slow and not sure with the flight situation when well get over!! How does  breast in Australia compare to the uk? Are you still screening with all this going on and have they Increased the time per patient? Great to talk to someone who's over there doing it! 

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56 minutes ago, emilydwh said:

Hi Laura, I hope you don't mind me messaging you, I came across a previous post of yours which has been really helpful! I just wondered if you received a positive skills assessment from ASMIRT in the end? I am from the UK and currently living and working in Queensland as a Radiographer in Breast Imaging on a working holiday visa. My partner and I are aiming for PR, I was offered TSS at my current workplace but they've had an influx of Aussie applicants since COVID! So we are aiming now for the 190 visa. I am awaiting my skills assessment but like you I specialised in Breast soon after qualifying, and so all my clinical experience is in this field! I did email ASMIRT and they said this was okay as long as I covered general and CT in my undergrad...I am on week 16 and just waiting the result now! I hope all has worked out for you and your move to Australia 🙂 

Hi Emily,  I did get a positive skills assessment,  it took about 20 weeks...however I discovered this only assesses your undergraduate qualification and I've since had to do a separate application to ASMIRT to recognise my mammo course. I submitted my tss application but covid has put everything on a go slow and not sure with the flight situation when well get over!! How does  breast in Australia compare to the uk? Are you still screening with all this going on and have they Increased the time per patient? Great to talk to someone who's over there doing it! 

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Hi Laura thanks so much for getting back to me! That’s great news about your skills assessment, yes they did say there is an additional one for the mammo course, not all workplaces require it (my current one wasn’t worried and was happy with just the english post grad) but I think it’s worth getting anyway! I’m sorry to hear that, it’s all a bit crazy at the moment but hopefully when things calm down it’ll all work out for you! Honestly if you enjoy breast work in the UK you’ll love it over here! Screening is very similar but you get much more time per client, it feels a lot more relaxed. We temporarily suspended it for a few weeks but with the situation being good they’ve reopened again now, we’re spacing out appointment times more than usual which seems to be working well. Definitely! Feel free to message if you have any questions I’m always happy to help if I can! :) 

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