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Hi all,

I have a PR visa, wife has 457 visa and she has landed in Australia through her employer last week and is working now.

Wondering what are our visa options going forward. Can we stay on our current visas for 1-2 years or do we need to convert the 457 to a dependent or a 187 visa.

Appreciate your inputs.

Thanks,
Sam
 

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Mate that is really a specialist question, I would just go straight to a RMA. I would not wait a year or two but know my plan now.
 

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If you have PR, the logical way forward would be to sponsor your wife for an onshore partner visa, unless she is able to apply for one of the skilled/employer sponsored visas in her own right.
 
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I believe she can stay on her 457 if she wants, you don't have to convert. However if you have the money to change, it's probably better for you guys to apply for a partnership visa to have her on your PR in order to have the same rights here and for instance to have access to Medicare.
 

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I believe she can stay on her 457 if she wants, you don't have to convert. However if you have the money to change, it's probably better for you guys to apply for a partnership visa to have her on your PR in order to have the same rights here and for instance to have access to Medicare.
Of course she can stay on the 457 visa, but it is a temporary visa, so sooner or later she will have to look into PR options. If she loses her job for whatever reason, it could become problematic.She is also required to have expensive private insurance as long as she is on the sc. 457 visa. I'd pursue the PR options as soon as possible.
 
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Thank you everyone for your inputs.

I'm able to make some realistic plans now.

I was told partner visa applications for onshore applicants is processed quick, anyone know id this is true.

Also, what would happen to the 457 visa once the partner visa application is lodged.

Greatly appreciate the inputs from the forum.


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Thank you everyone for your inputs.

I'm able to make some realistic plans now.

I was told partner visa applications for onshore applicants is processed quick, anyone know id this is true.

Also, what would happen to the 457 visa once the partner visa application is lodged.

Greatly appreciate the inputs from the forum.

Thanks,
Onshore partner visas are not quick, although I recently had one granted in 9 months, which is quick when compared with the official processing time of 17 to 24 months.

When granted, the partner visa will replace the sc. 457 visa or whatever other visa she'll be holding at the time.
 
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Onshore partner visas are not quick, although I recently had one granted in 9 months, which is quick when compared with the official processing time of 17 to 24 months.

When granted, the partner visa will replace the sc. 457 visa or whatever other visa she'll be holding at the time.
HI Nick,

Thank you so much for the quick reply.

Can she continue to work on the 457 after lodging the Partner visa application.

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Sroram
 

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HI Nick,

Thank you so much for the quick reply.

Can she continue to work on the 457 after lodging the Partner visa application.

Thanks,
Sroram
She has to keep meeting the conditions of her 457 visa, so should continue to work for the sponsor, as long as the 457 visa remains in effect.
 

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Thank you for your prompt response. Appreciate it.

If the 457 is forfeited and a partner visa is launched, will her work rights change and apply same as a PR as soon as the application is lodged or these work rights apply only after the visa is granted.

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Thank you for your prompt response. Appreciate it.

If the 457 is forfeited and a partner visa is launched, will her work rights change and apply same as a PR as soon as the application is lodged or these work rights apply only after the visa is granted.

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mezereo
If the 457 visa is cancelled, she'll face all sort of problems, as her bridging visa will be canceled as well.

If her bridging visa comes into effect, because the 457 visa has expired, she'll have full work rights.
 
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