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6 month working limit exemption HELP!

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Hi all,  

We have employees (tradesmen) working for us on 417 visas, we always make sure that they finish up on or before the 6 month date however I have been made aware of the following article on the immi website which clearly states employee's can work over a year if based on different locations.


Our tradesmen are based on different sites across NSW. For example;

employee 1 spent 4 weeks working on a CBD install and has now been moved to a Tunnel project where is has spent 4 months, we plan to move him next week to a North Sydney installation. Can he continue to work for us so long as we can demonstrate him moving to different building sites?

We want to get this right so as not to end up in trouble with immigration / it to effect our employee's visas in the future!


Any help is greatly appreciated! 


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417 and 462 are different visas. It depends on the nationality of the person which one they can apply for. 
This has come up before with a visa holder being told they could work longer by the employer and therefore breaking the conditions of the visa and not getting a second year. 

You need to check carefully or check with a registered agent. 

Edited by rammygirl

So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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