PR and 457 visa?
Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:51 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:24 PM
There is another advantage and that is that if you have an EOI in, and your employer cancels the 457, you can stay on a bridging visa (according to Steven as I understood it).
So get over immediately on the sponsored one and get the EOI in.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:33 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:39 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:49 PM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:56 PM
If we hadn't taken it, we wouldn't be here at all.
If you don't have funny health or other issues that may prevent PR, I'd say go for it.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:06 AM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:44 AM
You can still apply for PR if you are on a 457.
If you meet the selection criteria for any of the skilled or employer sponsored (direct stream) PR visas you may apply for these at any time you are eligible.
If you do not meet the selection criteria for those visas, an alternative pathway would be using the employer sponsored (transitional stream). Here, assuming both you and the employer remain eligible - the employer can sponsor you for PR after you have been working in your nominated occupation with your employer for two years.
If your plans are to remain in Australia over the long term the security of full PR is good to have.
Edited by TeeTMI, 22 January 2013 - 07:46 AM.
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