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harvianz 09-20-2012 11:42 PM

find work with visa is easy
u know

daphsta 09-20-2012 11:54 PM


Originally Posted by harvianz
find work with visa is easy
u know

Really?? How easy?

dicklittle 09-28-2012 09:54 AM

I am in situation where was going to apply for offshore visa for long term girlfriend now and move to Australia in august 2014. We been living together 2 years 3months at the moment. I am now toying with waiting until we been living together 3 years then applying onshore in the attempt to get her immediate pr . From reading this post it may be worth it

v.shyam16 02-23-2013 04:41 AM

Hello Everyone,

I am also facing same problem to find a job under spouse visa (subclass 309). Not even considering my application or getting an interview. Does anyone had any luck in getting a job in Aus under spouse visa ??

Dexter 04-22-2013 11:29 AM


I am not sure but doesn't there need to be a really valid reason for a visa to just be cancelled out of the blue? Wouldn't someone have to break the (immigration/labour or otherwise) law? Or shouldn't there at least be severe circumstances? Because to be fair anyone could get arrested at any time for any crime and that can also terminate their employment.
Yes but it does not change much. All these visas (student, sponsorship 457 etc) are temporary. You don't even need to get them cancelled - they just expire and upon their expiry the employee needs to either apply for a new one or go back home.

From employer's perspective it does not really matter what an employee needs to do to get their visa cancelled. What counts is that it is temporary - not permanent. Hence the increased risk levels.


just my thoughts and after 3 months of looking and hearing "your visa is not what we are looking for" it is becoming personal and depressing... feeling very depressed.......
Don't look for jobs labeled as "full time" or "poart time" - they are unreachable unless you are a PR or a citizen. Apply for "Casual" or "temporary", possibly "contract" - this is where your chance is. You will avoid frustration which I also went through when I moved to Australia and got rejected numerous times for almost 6 months due to being a student visa holder.

Theoilman 04-26-2013 06:06 PM

I get the idea from this thread that the difficulty to find a job is about employers worrying about you possibly leaving, and so is mostly for those on the temporary partner visa, and that once you have the permanent visa you will have an equal chance- am I correct?

Dexter 04-27-2013 11:34 PM

Permanent visa and local experience and references will make you equal with everyone else.

CaliKL 05-03-2013 12:14 AM

I am currently in Australia and have been applying for jobs. I am a bit confused: As a current 820 holder, I'm considered as a "TR" correct? How do I respond to enquires of "Citizen/PR vs current work/student visa" 820 doesn't fall into either category?

Also many of the application forms require me to input the visa expiry date, for the 820 it is indefinite (until a decision as been reached on the outstanding application for Partner visa). So what to do in that situation?

Also should I be using my name as listed in Passport/visa grant letter - even through I now go by my married name? I still don't know how or why the Immigration office hasn't changed/updated my last name, even through I provided evidence of the name change (on marriage certificate).

Insight/help appreciated.

AngeliquePrince 05-03-2013 01:33 AM

Hi all,

Thank you guys for the information in this thread. It would be a great help for me since I am just starting a life with my fiance :)



jinw 05-09-2013 05:00 AM

Hi, i was in a similar position and found that only smaller companies will be willing to take you in. It is rather ridiculous given that they don't look further beyond your visa label when considering.

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