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I’ve have just submitted an application for a 186 visa via the Temporary Residence Transition stream, having been in Australia for over three years on a TS482 visa. There is a stipulation that you must work for your nominated employer for at least 2 years. Please can someone explain when the 2 year period commences.
 

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Hi,
I’ve have just submitted an application for a 186 visa via the Temporary Residence Transition stream, having been in Australia for over three years on a TS482 visa. There is a stipulation that you must work for your nominated employer for at least 2 years. Please can someone explain when the 2 year period commences.
When considering leaving a Subclass 186 Employer, it can be noted that it is NOT a visa condition that you stay with your sponsor for two years.

It is also NOT a visa condition that your sponsor employs you for two years.

However it IS a visa requirement, on both Applicant and Sponsor, that it is the INTENTION for the position to be in place and occupied, by the applicant, for two years.

If proof is supplied that the applicant’s intention was NOT to stay for two years, then the applicant might have issues and the visa might be cancelled. It could also affect a future citizenship application.

Unless anything is stated to the contrary, the start date, being tied to a visa application, would be the first day of working after the visa grant date.

A full legal opinion from a Registered Migration agent might be worth checking.
 

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Thanks for the response. It is the intention for both parties but I wanted to understand what the options would be if circumstances changed in the future. Given the extremely long wait times for this visa. It is likely that it could take close to two years for it to be granted!
 

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Given the extremely long wait times for this visa. It is likely that it could take close to two years for it to be granted!
The quoted median processing times recently have been around 5 months.

I've seen a few grants at about 4 or 5 months, in the last few months.

It probably depends on occupation though.
 
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