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We're 26 & 27 year old soon to be wed couple. I'm getting a promotion at work and we'll be moving from Wisconsin to Sydney in October. I have a couple of questions, and I appreciate your responses!

What visa will my husband be eligible for? Or will be be included in my 457 Visa?
He has large scale supply chain management experience-- do you see a potential for him to find work?

With the 457 Visa what health questions do they ask if you do not have to partake in a physical. I have a kidney condition that is being treated, but I'm concerned it will delay my visa approval. Any suggestions? If I secure private health insurance, does anyone know the pricing? Can I be denied my visa even if I agree to pay for all charges surrounding my condition?

What are good areas of Sydney to settle in for a young couple on a budget. We're also trying to decide whether to bring some items or come with a few suitcases.

Thank you all for your help and any information you can offer!
 
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You must have valid insurance in place to get the 457, being from the USA you must keep it in place for the whole term of the visa. But health requirements are lower for a 457 anyway because you are not entitled to state support and you are not always required to undertake a medical. It depends on where you will be working, education or medical environments you will. .

Your problem lies if you wish to apply for PR. Permanent Residents are entitled to welfare payments, medicare etc so the health requirements are much higher. Not to say you would not pass that depends on the condition and how it effects you and importantly how much they believe it might cost the Australian Government. There is nothing in law that allows them to compel you take out health insurance for PR or demand you pay your own medical bills. Which is why they refuse people they believe will cost too much in welfare because once they have their visa they may decide not to work and live off the state, or their condition could get much worse and they need care or medical care.

Private Health Insurance - iSelect

Your husband will be a dependant on your visa, no separate application.
 

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Bravo _shel.
About suburbs. Sydney is quite safe and a fantastic city to love in. Most of American companies are concentrated in three main areas: North Ryde, Maqarie lakes, CBD. where is your work?
Any suburb is good but if you want a better tip let me know on office location.
Also select good healthcare, most of them are required by law to cover all your hospitalization bills regardless of premium. Depending on a company you might get your Health Cover paid by the company.
 

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North Ryde Sydney Affordable living?

My company is located in North Ryde--is that a safe and affordable suburb to live in?

While I would absolutely love to enjoy downtown Sydney, I can do so with a trip on the public transit and have more money in my pocket. Which I am far more interested in. I want to travel as much as possible, so finding good, affordable accommodations is a necessity. We're willing to live in a small studio or one bedroom is that allows us to enjoy our time down under!

Again, thanks for all of your great suggestions and feedback!
 

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Hi Nicole! Just wanted to let you know that my fiance and I (ages 25 and 27) are planning to do the same thing. We're looking to move from Atlanta to Australia (Sydney or Brisbane) after our wedding in October and looking to travel and have a change of scenery. What kind of work do you do? I'm a technology consultant and since my company is international I'm planning to transfer to their Australia branch with a 457 as well. Good luck!

We're 26 & 27 year old soon to be wed couple. I'm getting a promotion at work and we'll be moving from Wisconsin to Sydney in October. I have a couple of questions, and I appreciate your responses!

What visa will my husband be eligible for? Or will be be included in my 457 Visa?
He has large scale supply chain management experience-- do you see a potential for him to find work?

With the 457 Visa what health questions do they ask if you do not have to partake in a physical. I have a kidney condition that is being treated, but I'm concerned it will delay my visa approval. Any suggestions? If I secure private health insurance, does anyone know the pricing? Can I be denied my visa even if I agree to pay for all charges surrounding my condition?

What are good areas of Sydney to settle in for a young couple on a budget. We're also trying to decide whether to bring some items or come with a few suitcases.

Thank you all for your help and any information you can offer!
 

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Wow--we are living parallel lives.

We're getting married in September, and plan on heading down there after that! I'm more than likely be stationed in Sydney though. I work in online advertising, and my company is international as well. Who do you work for?
 

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ATL2AUS said:
I work for Deloitte Consulting and I mostly do salesforce dot com implementation. I actually have a phone interview with someone over there tonight, so wish me luck!
That's crazy! Deloitte ranked my company and we work with Salesforce every single second of the day. I do believe we should be friends! How did your interview go?
 
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