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Dear All,

As you know that there is a condition of living and working for initial 2 years in a State which has sponsored you for your visa subclass 176.

My question is what can happen, if anyone does not live and work for initial 2 years in that particular state that he/she has been sponsored from??

Waiting for your comments on it. thanks!!
 

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clearly written on DIAC website, and must be there in you SS contract with State.

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Main applicant and secondary applicant obligations
1. You and any secondary applicants must comply with all Australian laws as permanent residents.

2. If you are nominated by a State or Territory government, you need to agree to:

•remain in the State or Territory for a period of at least two years
•keep the State or Territory government informed of changes in address details before and after arrival
•be prepared to complete surveys and provide information as required.
Before lodging an application, please read all related obligation requirements.
 

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Dear All,

As you know that there is a condition of living and working for initial 2 years in a State which has sponsored you for your visa subclass 176.

My question is what can happen, if anyone does not live and work for initial 2 years in that particular state that he/she has been sponsored from??

Waiting for your comments on it. thanks!!
Yes.
U have to live min of 2 yrs in sponsor state.
 

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Dear All,

As you know that there is a condition of living and working for initial 2 years in a State which has sponsored you for your visa subclass 176.

My question is what can happen, if anyone does not live and work for initial 2 years in that particular state that he/she has been sponsored from??

Waiting for your comments on it. thanks!!
It is a moral obligation to live in a state rather than a legal one. I reckon, in Australia, a moral obligation is almost as good as a legal one though.

If one does not want to live in the state and just got the sponsorship for the sake of getting the visa then they have stolen a slot from someone who really wanted to live and work in the state. It's definitely not right.

Apparently, the DIAC and the states' computer systems are strongly connected and they definitely share data. So if someone enters Oz and lives in another state, the sponsoring state would eventually come to know.

The issue might be taken up during grant of RRV or citizenship as well and who knows they might add a rule in the future that such violators should be sent home!!
 

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AFAIK from what I have heard it is a moral obligation really however that being said it can affect citizenship. People who go to a state and really battle to find work, and I mean giving evidence of how they have looked, etc, can apparently apply to that state to have the conditions of their visa waived in which case if they grant it, it should give you then the right to live and work elsewhere. This is what I have heard but I am not a migration agent so don't know if it is 100% accurate.
 

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What if a person got 176 visa in One state and do the contract work for short term in other state without relocating to that state?

For example: one would get 176 from Victoria state. He/she would get contract in NSW state for 4-6 months. He/she just travel every weekend or alternative weekends to Victoria from work, as his/her permanent home in Victoria state.

Does the obligation still apply with this kind of situation?

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In this example, I mean the person would be live in the same state (Vic) and payroll company also pay the salary from the same state(Vic) and only work for a company in NSW on contract.
 

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What if a person got 176 visa in One state and do the contract work for short term in other state without relocating to that state?

For example: one would get 176 from Victoria state. He/she would get contract in NSW state for 4-6 months. He/she just travel every weekend or alternative weekends to Victoria from work, as his/her permanent home in Victoria state.

Does the obligation still apply with this kind of situation?

Cheers

It will be fine I would think if your 176 just says live in the state. This is what was on mine for Victoria:
Conditions of Victorian Government sponsorship
1. You and your dependents intend to live in Victoria for at least two years.
2. You have sufficient financial resources to support yourself and your dependents.
3. You understand that all decisions concerning eligibility for migrant visas are the responsibility of DIAC.
4. You understand that the Victorian Government is not responsible for finding employment, accommodation, or providing financial or establishment assistance to you or your dependents.
5. You understand that sponsorship is provided with the following conditions:
· You agree to advise the Victorian Government of your DIAC visa application outcome and migration plans.
· You must continue to meet my DIAC visa conditions whilst in Australia.
· You will advise the Victorian Government of your contact details prior to arriving in Victoria as well as after arriving for a period of two years from that time, including updating contact details (e.g. telephone number and address).
· You understand that the Victorian Government may contact you in relation to your sponsorship at any stage during the period of your visa, and that you will complete surveys if requested by the State, including a survey upon arrival and at six monthly intervals for the two years after arrival.

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In this example, I mean the person would be live in the same state (Vic) and payroll company also pay the salary from the same state(Vic) and only work for a company in NSW on contract.
The states basically give sponsorship to boost their economy, bring business to the state. If you are working out of the sponsored state then the state is not being benefitted. You should be living and working in the sponsored state.

Do you mean taking a contract to work on weekends in another state and on weekdays work in the sponsored state?
 

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The states basically give sponsorship to boost their economy, bring business to the state. If you are working out of the sponsored state then the state is not being benefitted. You should be living and working in the sponsored state.

Do you mean taking a contract to work on weekends in another state and on weekdays work in the sponsored state?
Working on week days only, but payroll will be running by Vic state company.
So that tax will be paid to the state where you live.

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I am sponsored by SA but will be living my initial 2 months in VIC. I will not be working in VIC though during this period. Is this fine with SA? when exactly does the 2-year commitment starts - right from initial entry or the first job?
 

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I am on 176 VISA with sponsorship from SA. Is it possible if I find work in NSW and start my job there initially and keep on finding work in SA and later move to my sponsored state whenever I find employment in South Australia.
 

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Yes it is possible. However remember once you are working in NSW it will be very very hard to get into SA. Mainly because SA is so small, job market wise, that they will rarely take anyone from any other state, they prefer quick hire of locals.
 

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I would be moving to South Australia next month and wondering when I would be able to grab Job in Telco field? Is it possible to get job within short span of time..Any idea??
 

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May I just add another question here? What if I live as a resident in the sponsoring state for two years but travel around the country the whole time, without changing my residential address? Would it be sufficient to have a residential address in the sponsoring state if there is no work obligation involved in the visa?

Kind regards.
 
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