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Guest lisa maughan

Hi there

 

I am another new one! Aiming to escape!

 

We are in the throws of a temp working visa application - the 4 year one, and we should soon have our decision.

 

If it all goes the right way (fingers, toes and all crossed!) we should be in Queensland before Christmas. My husband has been offered a job in Brisbane and they are sponsoring him.

 

Now, I understand that this visa is a pathway to a permanent one - and we will have to apply for citizenship when over in OZ.

 

I guess it will be harder to do all the paper work for permenant/citizenship whilst over there - so would there be anything anyone would recommend getting hold of now and taking over there for later use?

 

Appreciate any pointers

 

Lisa

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Guest JoanneHattersley

AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN HERE FOR 2 YEARS YOU WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO GO FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCY (pr). YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY ($2000 ROUGHLY), HAVE A MEDICAL, XRAYS, POLICE CHECKS, AND SUBMIT IT ALL TO IMMIGRATION. YOU THEN WAIT FOR A CASE OFFICER AND THINGS GO AHEAD. OBVIOUSLY THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THEY WILL GIVE YOU PR.

 

YOU WONT NEED ANYTHING THAT YOU WONT ALREADY HAVE! DONT DO ANYTHING FOR IT BEFOREHAND AS THINGS CHANGE SO QUICK. AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN A PR FOR 4 YEARS YOU CAN APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP AND THEN GET YOUR AUSSIE PASSPORT

 

GOT MY PR IN JAN THIS YEAR - WILL HELP WHERE I CAN:wubclub:

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Guest lisa maughan

Thanks, your info was very helpful.

 

My husband is being sponsored as a Fitness Equipment Service Engineer.

If we have been there for x amount of time on temp visa and have kids in fulltime education - does it stand you in good stead for permanent residency?

 

Lisa

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Lisa,

 

Far be it for me to put a dampener on the employer sponsorship, but I should mention that you are tied to the employer that sponsors you for the temporary visa (subclass number 457). If the position doesn't work out while you hold this visa you would be required to find another employer who is able and willing to sponsor you for another 457 visa - or to depart Australia.

 

For this reason I would encourage you to seek permanent residency as soon as possible under the Employer Nomination Scheme, or the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme if the employer is in a "regional area". Both the ENS and RSMS have requirements as to the employee's qualifications so this needs to be watched - but if these hurdles can be cleared the employer should be encouraged to help facilitate permanent residency for you, particularly as employers can escape their obligations as a 457 visa sponsor by nominating an employee for a permanent residency visa.

 

Best regards.


Managing Director, Go Matilda Visas - www.gomatilda.com

Registered Migration Agent Number 0102534; Registered Tax Agent (Australia)

Chartered Accountant (UK, and Australia)

T - 023 81 66 11 55 (UK) or 03 9935 2929 (Australia)

E - alan.collett@gomatilda.com and acollett@bdhtax.com

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Guest lisa maughan

Alan

 

Thankyou for the information, we are aware of being "tied" to the employer on this visa. My husband was unable to apply for Independant Skilled visa as his job is too specific. He is a fitness equipment, service engineer which obviously isn't listed. he would fall into a more generic category and could be tested on something out of his field - although he is mechanical engineer by Naval trade.

So our agent recommended the sub class 457. We should have our decision in about 5 weeks.

If successful - do you recommend once out there, applying for 1 of the 2 visas you mentioned to obtain PR. How do they work - if you don't mind me asking. The company is based in Marsden a southern suburb of Brisbane - I don't know if this is classed as regional.

 

Lisa

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Lisa,

 

Far be it for me to put a dampener on the employer sponsorship, but I should mention that you are tied to the employer that sponsors you for the temporary visa (subclass number 457). If the position doesn't work out while you hold this visa you would be required to find another employer who is able and willing to sponsor you for another 457 visa - or to depart Australia.

 

For this reason I would encourage you to seek permanent residency as soon as possible under the Employer Nomination Scheme, or the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme if the employer is in a "regional area". Both the ENS and RSMS have requirements as to the employee's qualifications so this needs to be watched - but if these hurdles can be cleared the employer should be encouraged to help facilitate permanent residency for you, particularly as employers can escape their obligations as a 457 visa sponsor by nominating an employee for a permanent residency visa.

 

Best regards.

 

 

Alan

 

I had a brief look at the ENS - our agent had mentioned there were options to obtain PR after acquiring a sub class 457 visa, and looking at it, I guess he means via the ENS. As long as my husband works in AUstralia for 2 years in the same vein and the last year with his nominated employer he would quality to apply - Is that right?

I appreciate it "ties" us for 2 years to the employer - but it may be the only way for us - as I previously mentioned the assessment " catch" in that, in his category of Mechanical Engineering Technician he could possibly be assesed on equipment out of his specific field.

Have I interpretted this right?

 

Regards

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You can secure a skills assessment classification in an "old" occupation, and be working recently in a different occupation - so long as it is skilled (ie on the SOL).

 

DIAC case officers generally won't ask for a skills assessment classification in the recent occupation as well - the key to success then being the quality of the documentation submitted with the visa application pertaining to the recent employment (ie employer statements).

 

In short, are you sure your husband couldn't secure a positive classification as a mechanical engineer, and base a skilled application on his recent (albeit more specialised) occupation?

 

I think it improbable the suburb you have mentioned is regional if it is a Brisbane suburb.

 

You are welcome to telephone us for a chat if you wish - Southampton number 023 80 488777 (ask for my colleague John Sylvester) - but you should explore matters fully with your existing agent first.

 

Best regards.


Managing Director, Go Matilda Visas - www.gomatilda.com

Registered Migration Agent Number 0102534; Registered Tax Agent (Australia)

Chartered Accountant (UK, and Australia)

T - 023 81 66 11 55 (UK) or 03 9935 2929 (Australia)

E - alan.collett@gomatilda.com and acollett@bdhtax.com

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