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Visa granted woohoo! Just wanted to say...

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Hi all,

 

After a gruelling 5 week wait we have finally been granted our 457 visa!!

 

We fly out to Melbourne on Saturday...... feel more scared than excited at the moment! Have so much to think about I can hardly think (if that makes sense!)

 

Anyway I wanted to say thank you for all your support on pio, it has all been a great help ever since our very first enquiry back in March....

 

Wishing all that are still waiting lots of luck!

 

Thanks,

 

Alex :jiggy::hug::wubclub:


Benjamin 32 (Vehicle Painter), Alexandra 29 (Beauty Specialist), Daughter - Lois 4yrs, Son - Ashton 2yrs, Started visa process 17/02/11, IELTS passed 02/04/11, Job interview 19/4/11, Job offer 26/4/11, 457 visa lodged 26/7/11, visa granted 30/08/11!! :jiggy:

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I hope you don't mind me asking did you find the job while here in the UK or did you go over to Oz for a interview?

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Hi,

 

My husband got the job offer from Oz whilst here in the UK, he had a skype interview and had to do a skills test at a UK test centre (but arranged in Oz) and it went from there!


Benjamin 32 (Vehicle Painter), Alexandra 29 (Beauty Specialist), Daughter - Lois 4yrs, Son - Ashton 2yrs, Started visa process 17/02/11, IELTS passed 02/04/11, Job interview 19/4/11, Job offer 26/4/11, 457 visa lodged 26/7/11, visa granted 30/08/11!! :jiggy:

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No his company did not require it as he is in the automotive trade, I think it depends on which sector you are applying for. I believe health care and people in IT etc have to take it but not 100%. It depends on points usually but on a 457 I don't think they always require it.

also the rules for points changed in July so I don't know what they require now.


Benjamin 32 (Vehicle Painter), Alexandra 29 (Beauty Specialist), Daughter - Lois 4yrs, Son - Ashton 2yrs, Started visa process 17/02/11, IELTS passed 02/04/11, Job interview 19/4/11, Job offer 26/4/11, 457 visa lodged 26/7/11, visa granted 30/08/11!! :jiggy:

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Thanks for the reply. We are hoping for a company to sponsor us on a 457 visa, the reason being is that we really want to go to Perth but my OH occupation (Environmental Engineer) is not on the Western Australia sols list, but is on the South Australia and NSW list unfortunately. Did your OH go through recruitment agencies or apply directly to companies for his job?

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Guest BevF

Congratulations!!

 

Good luck with the move!

 

Our 457 was granted last week after it being in for 5 weeks and we are leaving for Perth in 4 weeks today.

 

All the best with your new life!

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He went through a recruitment and relocation specialist called Southern Cross Personnel. He tried applying direct but didnt have much luck, saying that some have got job offers that way but in my opinion its best to use a recruitment company because they can seek out the companies that are offering sponsorship. Good luck!


Benjamin 32 (Vehicle Painter), Alexandra 29 (Beauty Specialist), Daughter - Lois 4yrs, Son - Ashton 2yrs, Started visa process 17/02/11, IELTS passed 02/04/11, Job interview 19/4/11, Job offer 26/4/11, 457 visa lodged 26/7/11, visa granted 30/08/11!! :jiggy:

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Thanks Bev and congratulations to you too! Exciting times for us all! x


Benjamin 32 (Vehicle Painter), Alexandra 29 (Beauty Specialist), Daughter - Lois 4yrs, Son - Ashton 2yrs, Started visa process 17/02/11, IELTS passed 02/04/11, Job interview 19/4/11, Job offer 26/4/11, 457 visa lodged 26/7/11, visa granted 30/08/11!! :jiggy:

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