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Old Jul 21st 2017, 9:41 pm   #1
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Hi Need some help been offered a job in Melbourne but do not know what visa I need.
I am 45 years old and will be going over first then I will bring my wife and kids over.
Its a carpentry/Joiner job for £70,000 a year with tools,overtime and van provided.
Does this job sound to good to be true?And what is the likelyhood of me getting a visa and being able to stay in oz once my visa has run out?
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If your potential employer isn't arranging your visa for you then that should give you pause for thought.
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If your potential employer isn't arranging your visa for you then that should give you pause for thought.
Thats what I thought.
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Does the employer know that you are not an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident?

If yes, and they are not offering to sort your temporary work visa - this is not a road that you want to go down. If you are caught working illegally in Australia, you will be deported and receive a ban.

If the company is not going to be forthright and do your visa properly, what else are they not going to be forthright and proper about?
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Even if they do arrange a visa, it would be a 457 visa which is a temporary visa with a lot of catches and because of your age, you would not be eligible to stay beyond as the age cut off has now reduced to 45
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Ditto re the visas - unless they are going to get you a temporary visa for you and the whole family, forget it.

I assume you mean $70k not £ in which case that's a very ordinary wage and is that inclusive of superannuation? A family is going to struggle on that and be aware that you would get no help with child care at all on a temp visa and your wife could struggle to find work as the dependent of a temporary visa holder.

Take the promise of overtime and bonuses with a large pinch of salt, they often don't materialise and some folk have discovered to their cost that they never get beyond their probation period and have to leave.

I would be viewing this one with a good deal of caution tbh
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