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  1. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I applied for my 175 in May 2011 online. I have been on 457 visa since Nov 2009. My case officer was assigned in Nov 2011. I added my wife on my PR application before my CO was assigned. I am still waiting for the internal checks to finish unfortunately. Couple of weeks back my daughter was...
  2. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I have recently obtained my 457 visa and joined a Bank here at a junior level in melbourne, could you please guide if I can apply for Permanent Residency while working here in melbourne at 457 visa and is there anyway I am not bound to go to an Original Country of mine to get this visa confirmed.
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I have applied for visa 175 on June and waiting for CO allocation. Now my employer wants me to visit Australia for business purpose. I apply for temporary business visa now. Will there be any problem in getting PR / temp. Business visa ? Should I inform diac about the temp. bus. visa, if I get...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I applied for 175 visa in May 2011 online ( I was in Australia when I applied for it). My case officer was assigned on 30 Nov 2011. I have been on 457 for almost 3 years now. The CO asked me about some documents back then which I gave to him. Just about 2 months ago, he asked me about my...
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Im an IT pro and Ive just got my accreditation from ACS(in record time I think!) So based on my calculations I know im eligible for independent 175 visa and i also know i could get a work permit 457 (I have a few companies who have indicated they would sponsor) I am well aware of the changes...
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    It has been a long journey. We have been granted the 175 Visa and Now in Australia on 175. Thanks for all the members who helped me in this journey. :thumbsup:
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