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Quick question, I am trying to transfer a 457 visa to another employer and I have been waiting for 8 weeks now without a reply from the immigration. I have tried to push it with the lawyer but still nothing. Any suggestions on how to move forward with this? I can’t keep waiting for too long as I am currently unemployed? Also is the a way to raise a complaint with the department of immigration? 




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Your ‘lawyer’ should be able to answer these questions. 


Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. 

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The lawyer keeps saying we just need to keep waiting bit it has to be a timeframe, I have 60 days to get the sponsorship approved. 

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You don’t need a lawyer- you need a Mara registered migration agent. 

Paul above, is one such reputable agent. 

The 457 does not exist anymore, I don’t know if a new employer can ‘pick up’ this sponsorship or if an entire new application  for the replacement to the 457 needs to be made. 
Also I thought you only had 60 days to start work for a new employer or you are in breach of your visa conditions- you say you are unemployed- how long have you been unemployed?

Either way, if your lawyer is any good s/he should be able to answer your queries and avoid you having to post on a public forum. 

I would seek the advice of someone reputable as it sounds like you might be in a bit of a sticky situation.

Edited by Wonderingaloud

Due to escalating bills and budgetary cuts in the NHS, unfortunately, the light at the end of the tunnel has had to be switched off.

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