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Guest jake99

hi there

 

i been in australia 14 months, sydney now. i was on a 1 year whv and my company decided to sponsor me, i was happy with this as i want to stay and they said they would take care of paperwork, all 3 steps of application where sent at same time, Step 1 - Employer Applies to be a Sponsor Step 2 - Employer Nominates a Position Step 3 - Employee Applies for a Visa

but just found out my 457 application which was sent in march if not late febuary, has now been closed due to my whv expiring, my year was up in april. i assumed as they said they would be taking care of paperwork they had gotten a bridging visa. a bit of mix up.

where does this leave me now?? im guessing im illegal at the moment. can i still get a bridging visa and application re-opened or reapply? as application was sent in before my whv ran out

i'll be making a phone call to the immigration office, but was wondering if anyone has come across this situation before and had some advice. any would be great

 

thanks

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What do you mean your 457 application has been closed? :confused: I really do not understand this comment and depending what you mean it could change what I am about to say...

 

So subject to above, if you lodged a 457 whilst you had a WHV then the bridging visa would have been automatic and would kick in when the WHV expires.

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Guest jake99

sorry for confusion. but what i heard left me confused

i will find out more very soon

i hope as you say a bridging visa is automatic.

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