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Hi,

I will be applying for VISA 176 in May. I know that once the visa is granted, it is valid for 5 years and we have to stay first two years in the state which sponsored us

After we get the visa, my plan is to go there with my wife, activate it and come back. Then I want to wait for like for about 6 months or even a year to secure a job and then move permanently to Australia.

The point to which I am confused about is whether the first 2 years of SS will start from the day we enter Australia to activate the visa? If so, then it won't be possible to come back and wait until I find a job. :confused:

Please share your experience and advice how should I go about it

Thanks
 

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Please tell me the procedure for state application. I really appreciate.
 

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Hi,

I will be applying for VISA 176 in May. I know that once the visa is granted, it is valid for 5 years and we have to stay first two years in the state which sponsored us

After we get the visa, my plan is to go there with my wife, activate it and come back. Then I want to wait for like for about 6 months or even a year to secure a job and then move permanently to Australia.

The point to which I am confused about is whether the first 2 years of SS will start from the day we enter Australia to activate the visa? If so, then it won't be possible to come back and wait until I find a job. :confused:

Please share your experience and advice how should I go about it

Thanks
2 years period starts when u commence a job
 

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Hi,

I will be applying for VISA 176 in May. I know that once the visa is granted, it is valid for 5 years and we have to stay first two years in the state which sponsored us

After we get the visa, my plan is to go there with my wife, activate it and come back. Then I want to wait for like for about 6 months or even a year to secure a job and then move permanently to Australia.

The point to which I am confused about is whether the first 2 years of SS will start from the day we enter Australia to activate the visa? If so, then it won't be possible to come back and wait until I find a job. :confused:

Please share your experience and advice how should I go about it

Thanks
2 years start from day you get a job , otherwise everyone will do what u proposed :D

Also u r palestini so u will have to wait longer before u get the visa because of security check by australia government.
 

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Are u sure applications from Palestine takes too long to process?
yes palistini and many arabi country applicants have to go through security check similar to some pakistani and bangali.

india applicants majority don't have security check because INdia is a economic superpower nowadays.
 
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Just realized that wrong country was selected..I am from Pakistan and but I guess same security issues are with my country as well :rolleyes:
 

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2 years start from day you get a job , otherwise everyone will do what u proposed :D

Also u r palestini so u will have to wait longer before u get the visa because of security check by australia government.
so just to be clear, within five years of validity of the visa, the first 2 years of job should be done in the state that sponsored the visa.
Now if we are not able to stay employed for the whole 2 years, will those months be counted only in which we are employed?
 

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Hi

We are planning to apply for the same visa, just wondering when the visa is granted how soon to you need to enter australia before the visa would expire?
 

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2 years start from day you get a job , otherwise everyone will do what u proposed :D
Sorry, I don't agree with this statement.

@djmalik
AFAIK, 2 years will start when you move permanently to stay in Australia. For example, you are going to AUS in August 2012 to validate your visa. So after landing in vic in august, you will inform the state that you are here for validating the visa and you will move permanently say in jun 2013. Then you can return to your country. Later suppose in jun 2013, you move permanently to vic and inform the state that you have moved permanently.

So, in this case your 2 years count will start from jun 2013. It doesn't matter whether you have a job or not. The only thing that matters is you are staying in vic. You have to inform your address to state authority, they will send mail (not e-mail) to your address several times in two years period for survey and you have to reply those mails. The condition for 176 is you have to live in the state for 2 years, not that you have to work in the state for 2 years.

Hope seniors would correct me if I am wrong.
 
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Oh my dear you misunderstood this.

I mean to say which state you apply, what was the first step and then next. Please explain if possible. I am new.
 

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Sorry, I don't agree with this statement.

@djmalik
AFAIK, 2 years will start when you move permanently to stay in Australia. For example, you are going to AUS in August 2012 to validate your visa. So after landing in vic in august, you will inform the state that you are here for validating the visa and you will move permanently say in jun 2013. Then you can return to your country. Later suppose in jun 2013, you move permanently to vic and inform the state that you have moved permanently.

So, in this case your 2 years count will start from jun 2013. It doesn't matter whether you have a job or not. The only thing that matters is you are staying in vic. You have to inform your address to state authority, they will send mail (not e-mail) to your address several times in two years period for survey and you have to reply those mails. The condition for 176 is you have to live in the state for 2 years, not that you have to work in the state for 2 years.

Hope seniors would correct me if I am wrong.
Thanks Saydur...can anybody else also confirm about the same? :confused::confused:

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That is correct. Condition is to be physically in the state for two years. It doesn't matter where you work is, or when it starts. As long as you stay the full 2 years in that state you should be fine.
 

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djmalik said:
Hi,

I will be applying for VISA 176 in May. I know that once the visa is granted, it is valid for 5 years and we have to stay first two years in the state which sponsored us

After we get the visa, my plan is to go there with my wife, activate it and come back. Then I want to wait for like for about 6 months or even a year to secure a job and then move permanently to Australia.

The point to which I am confused about is whether the first 2 years of SS will start from the day we enter Australia to activate the visa? If so, then it won't be possible to come back and wait until I find a job. :confused:

Please share your experience and advice how should I go about it

Thanks
u have to stay for two years and thats all
 

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u have to stay for two years and thats all
but my doubt since beginning is what if we break this and live out of that state! what kind of issues I 'may' face in future say while applying for citizenship?
 

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but my doubt since beginning is what if we break this and live out of that state! what kind of issues I 'may' face in future say while applying for citizenship?
Simple if you plan to apply for citizenship you'll not qualify until you do your 2 years in the state
 

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Simple if you plan to apply for citizenship you'll not qualify until you do your 2 years in the state
Is this officially mentioned somewhere? The issue is completing 2 initial years rather than any 2 years during your stay.
 

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Is this officially mentioned somewhere? The issue is completing 2 initial years rather than any 2 years during your stay.
No it doesn't have to be the first two years. You just have to spend two years. Most people elect to do it at start just so get done and over with it.
 

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Simple if you plan to apply for citizenship you'll not qualify until you do your 2 years in the state
I am not sure if that is correct. as far as I know whether or nor you lived in the state that sponsored you will not have a bearing on the citizenship. This what I have gathered from what I have read so far. Is there anything that you have seen published officially that says you cannot apply for citizenship without completing 2 years in the state?
 

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Even now I am not sure about what ever is being discussed or suggested over here. Just my thought is what kind of issues you will face if you break the moral obligation. This question I know has been floating around this forum for a while and people are just giving their guesses or suggestion but none gave so far a concrete answer with official justification of their statement.
 
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