Is it correct that state sponsorship is a moral obligation and not a legal one and that if you wish to move to another state it would not effect your permanent residence status.
I would be worried that it might come back around and bite you in the ass when it comes time to apply for your AU citizenship. If you don't have the moral character to fulfill your obligations to the state, then you might not meet the 'standards' to get your citizenship.Is it correct that state sponsorship is a moral obligation and not a legal one and that if you wish to move to another state it would not effect your permanent residence status.
Yes, this would be very unfair. Definitely gaming the system if you don't live in that state, unless of course there are extenuating circumstances.I don't mean to be sour grapes. But 175 has a tougher time and marks than 176, right? So if 176 folks get to inform and move out of the state, that sounds a tad unfair on the part of the system, eh?
Even my problem is that suppose SA sponsor me and I go there and try to find skill job. If I'm unable to find jobs cann I inform the state and ask for an excuse, I mean in written form, this way I'm not braking any rule, legally or morally!i would be interested to know people's experience if they did make reasonable effort, informed the state and moved.
I am ACT sponsored and I have been applying like crazy in ACT roles, but already have a nice stack of rejections- could be because i am still off shore. however, any company that does not want to interview me for that reason, despite reasonably good work exp and referrals, is a bit of a dampener. having said that, ACT was kind enough to sponsor me so i am going to go and stay there for a bit and try for jobs but it's likely that i will not get anything even remotely using my skills and background...
I am a SS Applicant and have been researching about SS rules for a while.
Here are few points I would say:-
1) State Sponsors Applicants based on whether state is in demand of Applicant's skills.
2) State has no obligation for your employment.
3) It is because you declared you will stay within the state, state has sponsored you.
4) It is not only a moral obligation to stay inside a state, but is is legally en-forcible if state conducts a survey and finds large number of people are mis-using the visa. In history, no state might have done this before, because not many people jump states.
5) A state will *or rather must agree* for *making a wrong decision* in a applicants case by giving sponsorship without having any demand for such skills. If this can be proved by staying and applying for jobs within the state for at-least few (3-4) months, they may not ask the applicant about switching state.
6) All SS applicants will sure remember showing movable assets/bank deposits for 6 months expenses. This is required for settling down. The settling down part includes staying in the state for few months and applying for skilled jobs so that employers won't have tough time getting skilled people.
As Mat & Anj have mentioned, it might affect citizenship application. If you do follow #5 above, you can prove them you did put all effort to stay put in the sponsoring state.
Hope this helps.