This is actaully an inquiry from a friend. May I know if anyone has an answer to any of her questions. Any thoughts on this will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
My current 457 Visa will expire in Feb 2012 and you advised me that there is no urgency at the moment to proceed with the processing of my 856 visa since I have 2 more years left before my 457 Visa expires. I have a few questions which I would appreciate if you can enlighten me on this. In a span of 2 years there are a lot of things that can happen, for example:
1.1 What if the principal holder of the 457 Visa dies, dependants will have to leave Australia?
1.2 What if the Company decides to make my position redundant or what if the company folds up?
The above examples are situations which I do not have control of which somehow answers the question of "urgency." We just want to be safe before anything worse could happen. In saying this, what if we decide to take the risk and decide to push through with the 856 Visa and then later on our visa application got refuse. What are the implications if my visa 856 application got refused? Does this mean our current 457 visa will be cancelled? When I apply again for PR
2012, will it be more difficult for me since I already have a record with DIMA of refusal of visa?
Thank you in advance for your time. I look forward to your reply.