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489 to 887 job change..

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Hey there. 
 

I’ve been on my 489 for nearly 4 years and I’ve been working in a job that my skill is based on. 
 

I have a visa in for an 887 and should hear something in the next 4 months (according to their 22 month wait times) 

now I’ve just been offered a job that isn’t in my skill but it’s a great opportunity and it’s within state government. 
 

now I know that I never had to have a job in the skill as I can’t find any wording in my visa that required it and to verify for the 887 I only had to be fully employed for 2 years in the 4 years visa as well as other criteria .. (I’ve been employed since day one to now so nearly 4 years) 

so my question is if I take this job and change job skills could it have a negative effect on my 887? 
 

im close to the end but also can’t give up this opportunity

 

cheers.  
 

 

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3 hours ago, JD3006 said:

according to their 22 month wait times) 

I am sorry to say - the processing times have changed.

  • 25% of applications: 18 months
  • 50% of applications: 19 months
  • 75% of applications: 21 months
  • 90% of applications: 25 months
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so my question is if I take this job and change job skills could it have a negative effect on my 887? 

No obligation to work in same profession you migrated on. I know a few 887 holders who didn't You will be fine.

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5 minutes ago, JetBlast said:

I am sorry to say - the processing times have changed.

  • 25% of applications: 18 months
  • 50% of applications: 19 months
  • 75% of applications: 21 months
  • 90% of applications: 25 months

No obligation to work in same profession you migrated on. I know a few 887 holders who didn't You will be fine.

They changed again! I feel like each few weeks they keep going up! They’ve been assessing visas submitted before September  2020 for what feels like a year now 
 

thanks for the info on the job front. It’s definitely a opportunity I can’t miss.   

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1 minute ago, JD3006 said:

They changed again! I feel like each few weeks they keep going up! 

I am also waiting for my 887 - I fully appreciate your position.

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Just now, JetBlast said:

I am also waiting for my 887 - I fully appreciate your position.

When did you submit? 
 

I sent mine in Sept 30 2020. 

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Just now, JD3006 said:

When did you submit? 
 

I sent mine in Sept 30 2020. 

June 2021 - Exactly 11 months.

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Just now, JetBlast said:

June 2021 - Exactly 11 months.

Oooh in for a wait then. 
 

will be worth it when it arrives. All my family are permanent residents so just looking to be able to stay with them all. 

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