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  1. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I was on sponsored 457 visa since March 2018 up to Feb 09 2020. On Feb 09 2020 I got my PR Granted. So Currently my I am officially on 189 Permanent residency Visa. When I was sponsored by my company on 457 visa I went in a employment contract which expires in Jan 2021. Now I have been offered a...
  2. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi guys, I am wondering if anyone has experience with applying for a student visa after holding a 457/482 visa. I have recently been made redundant by my employer. I'll have 60 days to find a new one. I want to have a plan B which will allow me to extend my stay in NSW. I lodged my EOI...
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I am on a 457 work visa on deputation in a company and they are sending me back to India this Thursday 19th Dec. That does mean I will not be in company payroll in Australia and my company doesn't want to pay me so they will not extend payroll even if I take leaves. My question is that can I...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, I'm about to change jobs and my new employer will be taking over sponsorship of my 457 visa. Since there's a few weeks between ending employment with my current company and starting with my new company, I'm keen to travel overseas for a little while. Is anyone aware of any overseas...
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all I'm currently on a 457 in QLD. If I obtain a 190 for NSW, how soon after grant date do I have to move to NSW? Thanks
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Dear expats, I am currently on 457 visa and I lodged 190 state sponsorship visa (Victoria) late 2018. It's incredible and fortunate that waiting for the result is the only thing I should do now. However, because of a few personal reasons I'm looking to quit my sponsoring job, and I'm wondering...
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello everybody, I have a question related to the Medicare Levy Exemption. I am working in Australia with a 457 visa and I have a premium insurance from Bupa paid by my company which it almost pays for everything. When I have requested the Medicare Levy Exemption in order to be able to get the...
  8. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hey Guys, I have a weird situation that needs some kinda expertise to understand. I am a 263111 Network Engineer working in Australia on 457. Which I ve applied in Feb 2018 and Granted in April 2018. And I had my EOI for 189 submitted in Jan 2018. I got my 189 invitation in september and...
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi My name is Lee, I am going to apply for 190 visas as I will have 3 years experience working as a software engineering in Victoria. I was wondering whether it is true or not that if we hold 457 visa, it will be processed quicker than the others for 190 visa? website...
  10. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I was in Sydney on a 457 for almost 2 years. A few months back left the country for a different job. I am planning to apply for the PR, my 457 is already canceled. Are there any implications of this? Also, when I get my skills assessment done the company in Sydney should provide the standard...
  11. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I got 457 visa in October 2017 and arrived in November 2017. However, since then I have been out of Australia for assignments. Will not staying out of Australia for months impact my chances of getting PR? Highly appreciate your comments on this. Thanks, Pradeep
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, A major point to have in consideration, with the new changes from the 457 visa to TSS, most major companies, are only hiring Permanent Residents or Australian Citizens. If you are coming to Australia on your Partner's Visa, it will be extremely difficult to find a job. Australia has...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, My application to be added as a secondary applicant on spouse's 457 visa was lodged on February 7, 2018. Its close to 4 months and there has been no word on the visa. Can anyone suggest if the 457 visa timelines available online(currently 5-10 months) apply to the dependent visa as well...
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Friends, Hope you all are doing well! I am currently working in Australia on 457 visa from Jan 2017. I am planning to apply for a permanent resident(PR) visa(189 and 190). I got positive skills assessment from ACS on the following ANZSCO code 261312-Developer Programmer. However, it was...
  15. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello, How long does it take to change employer in 457 visa? Applied during second week of February and still waiting. I understand that there is delay due to changes to 457 visa. Is anyone in the same boat?
  16. 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...
  17. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Guys, Could any of you please help me with below query: My employer lodged 457 visa on 22 Oct 2017. Until last week, the Last updated date and Submitted date were displayed as 22 Oct 2017. Surprisingly, today i observed that the Last Updated date has been changed to 17 Nov 2017. I am not...
  18. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello, Currently, I am on 457 worl Visa and got married recently. I want to add my husband to my 457 visa for which I have to apply Police clearance certificate from India. Anyone done it recently and help me with the process? Thanks
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, I have decided to start 189 process after a lot of hesitation and i have a valid 457 visa till sep 2018. But i am in India and hardly used the current 457 visa, my role as shown in that visa is Database Administrator - 262111 as Nominated occupation. I have couple of queries, would...
  20. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi there, I am currently living in Australia. I am oversea student, studying in IT and my visa valid until 2020. And my currently employer would like to sponsor me now as full-time web admin cause I've been working part-time with them for awhile. I have a Bachelor degree in Business from...
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