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  1. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Guys, I have a question regarding 457 VISA processing time. Anybody has any idea, how much time it takes to get VISA approved. My employer has submitted my final application on 26th Dec 2018. I did not get any updates after that. Another thing is that I don't have any problem with...
  2. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all. I have been waiting for my 457 visa for about 1 year. The skill assessment result was asked to me and I already submitted it over 2 months ago, still havent got my visa. I haven't got any response of my email from immigration. I don't have my case officers phone number. What to do in...
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, I am currently in Australia with 457 visa and my visa got 3 more years of validity.Since 457 visa will be abolished shortly, will I be able to change my employer(company)? Will any one take candidates with 457 visa anymore? In another words, I will apply for PR next year.. how can...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I am looking for some advice regarding the streamlined pathway for 457 holders. My husband is the primary applicant and we are here on a subclass 457 visa. Currently, we are living in Melbourne, VIC since March 2017. Please find below details: Primary Applicant: Age: 25-32 (POINTS: 30)...
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello I have been nominated by my employer in the position of Marketing Specialist for a 457 visa. I have no degree but I do have 6 years of marketing experience in Marketing Exec and Marketing Manager roles. Will that classify as relevant experience to fulfil the 5 year requirement? This is a...
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Everyone Hope you are having a great day. I recently arrived in Melbourne Australia as on 457 VISA sponsored by employer. However after working with the employer for 4 months; I have realized that it is not the best place to work. I am not having satisfaction working at this place. So I...
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, can anyone please guide me on the following. I am currently on 457 Visa ( Valid till March) and have filled 189 Visa which has a statement " Assessment in progress". I am not asking my employer to renew my 457 now as i would get 189 approvals. Question is - my bridging Visa which was...
  8. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    This is a forum for people who have applied for their 457 VISA either during late 2016 or during 2017. Let's discuss and get answers to our questions folks! Cheers.
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello, My employer is currently in the process of filing a 457 visa which I know may take 2-3 months to process. My following question is how soon can I apply for a PR directly? I know that I do not have to wait two years of employment with my current company on a 457 visa. But, do I need to...
  10. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, I got a job opportunity to move Australia with 457 visa. I did IELTS and got Overall 5.5 and more than 4.5 each. But my lawyer says that, I need to do the Skill Assessment and the positive result is needed. My current designation is "Agriculture Instructor" and I have 9 years of...
  11. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hey guys, i've been looking for some help with my case and just can't find it anywhere. So, i'm currently waiting for my 457 (nomination already approved): Application submitted 28 Oct 2015 Application fee paid 28 Oct 2015 The thing is: my spouse have a "no further stay" condition at...
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello everyone! I've been working for a company remotely doing some development work since 2010. I created an app for them and since 2010 I do some work on this app for them. There is nothing formal about this job, I just got introduced by a friend and since them I work like this. What...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello all, I am an Indian, living in France. My husband has just accepted an offer from Melbourne based Company. So, We will be relocating soon, hopefully in October :fingerscrossed::) I am happy as well as nerve wrecked. I have two school going kids and as you can see, we are shifting...
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi there, My husband has recently traveled to Australia and I am planning to travel in two months. I am almost midway my pregnancy and have recently found that the company insurance policy has 6 months wait time. I am reading things on medicare and public healthcare here on forum. Can someone...
  15. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi I am wishing to apply for a skilled visa and i am the main applicant. I have a child and wont want to work full time. My husband is a business owner in the uk and will be getting £6000 minimum a month so will be able to support us. I dont know how to get around this can anyone help? He could...
  16. Guides
    People seeking a visa to live and work in Australia are being warned about the pitfall of scams, especially connected to the popular 457 skilled worker visa. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) says that applicants should be aware of their responsibilities and obligations...
  17. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello all As i m under process of 457 visa application.. just lodged sponsored application last week(27-feb-2014) Does anyone knows how much time take to get response from immi for only spnosored application. Would appreciate if someone can give quick response . Thanks...
  18. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello all I have searched all the way but couldnt find any information . Preparing for 457 visa . Occupation 149212--vetassess I searched in vetassess website this occupation does not need any skill assesment for 457 visa can anybody guide me how i can confirm that skill assesment...
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello All, I searched entire forum to get an answer, but looks like no one ever faced problem in buying a car. I am on my 457 visa and live in Brisbane for past 1.5 Yrs. My PR process will begin only during end of 2014. I went in to purchase a car in Brisbane city and after all the bargaining...
  20. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I'm looking for help with a complicated medical insurance coverage situation. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Here's the overview: - I am an American citizen (currently in the US) with a chronic health condition that requires daily medication and occasional visits to see a specialist. - I...
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