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I just received my two week notice from my job, no more than a few weeks after becoming eligible for residency via my 457 sponsorship visa.

 

Basically, I have an application for residency filled out and ready to roll... what should I do? I obviously can't lodge it now can I?

 

I fear after everything, nearly 5 years of trying fro residency, I've missed out by a matter of weeks... :eek:

 

Advice anyone??

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I think you could still lodge it and you would then get a bridging visa - seek some professional advicew from one of the reputable agents


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Like Ali says i would seek professinol advice and whilst doing so id be contacting every company i can find to see if they would be willing to take over the sponsership,,just in case.

 

Good Luck and i hope you can sort something

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If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

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Guest Ojay

Thanks for getting back to me, I'm in a bit of shock to be honest!

 

I spoke to Immigration and they basically said that a PR application takes about 6-8 months to process so even if I did lodge it they would obviously find out in that time frame.

 

If I can find another sponsor I can work for 12 months before being eligible again. That said I work as a web designer where the base sponsorship rate is considerably more than normal. With a few more GFC ripples on the horizon and after a search on Seek I'm not fancying my chances at the moment. Bugger.

 

I've been with my Australian GF for 4 years now so am well eligible for a defacto visa, but with the short time frames involved (2 weeks notice + 2 weeks before they kick you out) I'm wondering if I can get it all done. The application would just have to be lodged wouldn't it? Then I would move on to a bridging visa when my current one expires?

 

what a day...

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Guest Jamie Smith

With your hopes and relationship at stake, I wouldn't keep asking for or rely on anonymous online advice.

 

GO AND GET SOME PROPER ADVICE! :yes:

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Guest Ojay

Yeah I know an agent in WA and his advice was, get on that defacto visa asap.

 

If anyone knows a good agent please feel free to share details... I did have a look on the site but the only relevant section I found was throwing up some php errors.

 

Cheers!

 

*EDIT*

 

Found via the search a good few results re agents... Go Matilda seem highly recommended? I will give them a shout in the morrow. Until then...

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Good Luck ojay, Go Matilda seem to be one of the better companys out there so i dont think you would go wrong having a chat with them.

Let us know how you get on.

 

Cal x


If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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