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.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.
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.