457 to PR

Old May 16th 2010, 4:40 am
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Hi all,

I have just had my 457 visa granted after transferring from a 417 WHV.

I am a refrigeration/air con mechanic.

I didnt need to do a skills assessment in the UK before I left as it wasn't required for a 457 visa.

My question is, when i transfer to PR, will I have to return home to carry out the skills assessment? I was informed that if I waited 2 years on my 457 visa, I wouldn't be required to return home to do the assessment as they already class you as competent in the position due to the length of time.

I can't find anything on immi to back this statement up, can anyone confirm it and point me in the right direction?

Thanks

Rick
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Old May 16th 2010, 6:41 am
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Originally Posted by Radlam View Post
Hi all,

I have just had my 457 visa granted after transferring from a 417 WHV.

I am a refrigeration/air con mechanic.

I didnt need to do a skills assessment in the UK before I left as it wasn't required for a 457 visa.

My question is, when i transfer to PR, will I have to return home to carry out the skills assessment? I was informed that if I waited 2 years on my 457 visa, I wouldn't be required to return home to do the assessment as they already class you as competent in the position due to the length of time.

I can't find anything on immi to back this statement up, can anyone confirm it and point me in the right direction?

Thanks

Rick
If, after two years of employment with them, your employer is sucessful in sponosoring you for an 856 PR visa, then an additional skills assesment would not be required.
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Old May 17th 2010, 4:33 am
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[QUOTE=Radlam;8567864]Hi all,

I have just had my 457 visa granted after transferring from a 417 WHV.

I am a refrigeration/air con mechanic.

I didnt need to do a skills assessment in the UK before I left as it wasn't required for a 457 visa.

My question is, when i transfer to PR, will I have to return home to carry out the skills assessment? I was informed that if I waited 2 years on my 457 visa, I wouldn't be required to return home to do the assessment as they already class you as competent in the position due to the length of time.

I can't find anything on immi to back this statement up, can anyone confirm it and point me in the right direction?


If you apply for PR (sponsorship) it would be an 856 visa which is an onshore visa application and therefore your skills would be assessed here in Australia.

Of course you can wait the two years and avoid the skills assessment as Red Roger said.

Antney

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