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Employer Nominated (457) Visa - Not so easy?

Old Oct 16th 2002, 12:35 am
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I am in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. I am interviewing for a permanent position tommorrow. The employer has reservations about sponsorship. They say legislation has recently changed making it harder for them to sponsor. Does anyone know about these legislation changes. My profession is on the Occupation in Demand List so I thought it would be 'No Worries Mate' Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old Oct 16th 2002, 8:36 am
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    >On Wed, 16 Oct 2002 00:35:34 +0000, Sandgroper wrote:
    >I am in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. I am interviewing for a
    >permanent position tommorrow. The employer has reservations about
    >sponsorship. They say legislation has recently changed making it harder
    >for them to sponsor. Does anyone know about these legislation changes.

If your prospective employer really wants to hire you they should be
talking to a migration agent. In the context of other recruitment
costs, it's not an expensive thing to do.

You can work for them for three months on your WHV anyhow (as long as
your visa stays valid or you get a bridging visa), and if the 457 has
been applied for you *may* be able to get an extension to the three
month period if you ask the Department.


    >My profession is on the Occupation in Demand List so I thought it would
    >be 'No Worries Mate' Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Is it still on the latest (4 October) MODL and are you planning to
apply for PR in due course?

Jeremy
 
Old Oct 16th 2002, 11:35 am
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Hi Sandie,

    > I am in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. I am interviewing for a
    > permanent position tommorrow.

Good luck, hope it went well :-)

The employer has reservations about
    > sponsorship. They say legislation has recently changed making it harder
    > for them to sponsor.

Quite the reverse, actually. We do a lot of these at the moment because
it's open season on anyone with professional skills.

Does anyone know about these legislation changes.
    > My profession is on the Occupation in Demand List so I thought it would
    > be 'No Worries Mate' Any help would be greatly appreciated.

No worries mate if they want you, otherwise it could just be an excuse. The
legislative changes can be tracked through the "what's new" button on the
DIMIA website. Nothing there has made it harder, afaik.

cheers

George Lombard
 
Old Oct 17th 2002, 5:06 am
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Originally posted by George Lombard:
Hi Sandie,

    > I am in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. I am interviewing for a
    > permanent position tommorrow.

Good luck, hope it went well :-)

The employer has reservations about
    > sponsorship. They say legislation has recently changed making it harder
    > for them to sponsor.

Quite the reverse, actually. We do a lot of these at the moment because
it's open season on anyone with professional skills.

Does anyone know about these legislation changes.
    > My profession is on the Occupation in Demand List so I thought it would
    > be 'No Worries Mate' Any help would be greatly appreciated.

No worries mate if they want you, otherwise it could just be an excuse. The
legislative changes can be tracked through the "what's new" button on the
DIMIA website. Nothing there has made it harder, afaik.

cheers

George Lombard

Jeremy / George
Thanks for your reply. My prof is still on the updated MODL. My WHV is running out next month. I need to switch to a sponsorship visa asap. I will then go for PR. I have all my documentation together. I just need the Sponsorship to bridge the waiting period. Do you know how quickly Sponsorship visa`s are processed? I need to get the job first. The interview went well. Less money on offer than my permanent leave of abcence job back home. Decisions Decisions. I could also contract through a payroll agency (GN, Freespirit) for a couple of months. Everyone seems to think their sponsorship is pretty dodge. I do not know if I am willing to jeopordise my perm job back home few another few months contacting in the sun? Thanks for your help. Its good to have a bouncing board. All the Best Paul
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Old Oct 17th 2002, 10:13 pm
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    >Jeremy / George
    >Thanks for your reply. My prof is still on the updated MODL. My WHV is
    >running out next month. I need to switch to a sponsorship visa asap.

I would suggest you or your prospective employer hire a migration
agent asap. Once your WHV expires (if you haven't lodged a 457
application onshore) you will not only be unable to work, but you will
find it virtually impossible to have an onshore visa application
accepted.





I
    >will then go for PR. I have all my documentation together. I just need
    >the Sponsorship to bridge the waiting period. Do you know how quickly
    >Sponsorship visa`s are processed?

Normally fairly quickly - but it can still take a few weeks for the
sponsorship to be approved. You need to actually lodge the 457
application before your WHV expires. Again, I suggest you hire an
agent - in the timescales involved this is not a DIY job, unless
you're happy to leave the country and apply from offshore.


    >I need to get the job first. The
    >interview went well. Less money on offer than my permanent leave of
    >abcence job back home.

Most Australian jobs pay less than their UK equivalents.



    > Decisions Decisions. I could also contract
    > through a payroll agency (GN, Freespirit) for a couple of months.
    > Everyone seems to think their sponsorship is pretty dodge. I do not know
    > if I am willing to jeopordise my perm job back home few another few
    > months contacting in the sun?

That's got to be your decision. If you've got a perm job waiting for
you in the UK, you could go back there and earn sterling while waiting
for your PR to come through, assuming you're going to apply for
skilled independent.

Jeremy
 

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