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What's best OZ visa to stay in Australia to get PR


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Old 01-04-2012, 03:31 AM
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What's best OZ visa to stay in Australia to get PR

Hello everyone,

My name is Andy. And I'm originally from Malaysia, but moved and lived in New Zealand for a long time with my family when I was in my early teenage years.

Now I wish to move and settle in Australia.

But given how strict DIAC's done to tighen up the immigration policies for the past couple of years, I caught myself in the most akward time to migrate...

I came to Australia on a working holiday visa in 2010. My hope was I could work in IT companies that could help me to transfer my visa to 457 visa. But after working for a few Australian companies, I found that this goal was very difficult to achieve since DIAC took away the sponsorship schemes many Australian recruiters/companies used to have.

I almost gave up my dreams to stay in Australia and thought of heading back to NZ until I met the love of my life (who's an Australian Citizen) and now we've been in a relationship for several months now.

Currently, I'm on my tourist visa (my working holiday visa expired in 2011) so now I'm giving this 457 sponsorship visa another go so I can stay in Australia and move in with my gal at some stage (and remain here indefinitely). But again with the world economic climate surrounding the next global recession and uncertainty going on, many companies are not keen to open up sponsorship schemes yet, I'm afraid I'm basically repeating the same pattern of frustration and I don't have the crystal ball that tell me if I can get a job tomorrow with a unbeknownst company - by a drop of a hat!

The main question I have in this thread is to be determine which sponsorship visas I can apply for so I can remain here with my gal so I don't have to leave and re-enter Australia every time my tourist visa expires? It seems like a very tiring (and sometimes painful) exercise. I heard you can convert your tourist visa into a student visa. But this involves a LOT OF MONEY and I'm not certain this is viable for me at my age (I'm 31 now).

I'm just wondering is there anyone in this forum facing the similar predicament as I do?

Look forward to hearing your thoughts.


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