Was it a temp assignment from an AU company? Did they pay for things like relocation and will they pay for relocation back?
Are you still with that company?
If yes, then I can think you can count the time, but better contact Immi to make sure it counts, otherwise you still risk being without a valid RRV later on.
Originally Posted by pinpaddington
Thanks for your answer Amaslam.
Regarding the time I spent in China, doesn't it fall under the following option as I was under contract with the headquarters in Australia and sent o/s and paying my taxes in Australia during the entire time?
If yes, what are the chances to have this considered? Anyone with experience on this matter?
2) If you are not able to meet the above residence requirement (2 years physical residency), you may still be eligible for the RRV if you can evidence substantial ties such as business, cultural, employment or personal ties with Australia.
Examples of business ties:
a) Being involve with an Australian business or an overseas branch of an international business with business ties to Australia.
b) Being involved in an ongoing business activity which generates revenue for Australia.
c) Being involved in a business activity which transfers technology to or from Australia.