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Hi

Hope someone can help.

I have been living and working in Australia under the skilled labor visa until 2008. My visa ended in 2011. But I had to leave Australia for family reasons until now.

Now I'm ready to go back there with my wife.

I'm not sure what I should do. Can I get the same skilled labor visa or another one? Do I have to pass the ielts test again?

I'm really lost now.

If anyone can help, that would be great.


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What visa # was it, as that would be useful for someone to give you any suggestions.
 

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That visa is specific to a particular job with a particular company and is for short term use only. It's now expired. So you need to start again with looking to see if you qualify for a visa. Requirements have change substantially since you got the original visa and you may find your skills no longer qualify for one. Figuring that out is #1.... Then if positive you need to redo IELTS etc
 

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As Scattley has said, the 457 visa is a temporary visa for up to 4 years. Since that has expired, you'd need to start over. If you research the various work-related visas on the DIBP website you can see what options you may have.
 
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