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USA Girlfriend Australian Visa Options

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Thanks for taking the time to read and reply to my post.

Currently in a relationship with a girl from the US.

Just thought I would provide a brief overview of us before asking the question.

About Her:
- 27 years of age
- US citizen.
- In Australia on a working holiday Visa.
- Holds a bachelors degree and has 3 years HR experience working in the Pharmaceutical industry.
- Will have to leave the country mid-October if we decide against her doing farm work (I'm sort of the one opposed to this).

About Me:
- 25 years of age.
- Australian Born.
- Fulltime professional job that I do not want to leave.

About us:
- Relationship of 3 months.
- Currently living together.

Basically what my question is, what are our options to allow her to stay in the country? I really would love for her to gain sponsorship in a good company, however I imagine most companies would be reluctant to hire a foreigner without a permanent visa.

Any sort of help would be much appreciated.

Thank you!
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Farm work? lol Americans are only allowed 1 year WHV 462.

I have a MBA and couldn't find a stable job yet alone a sponsorship. I was able to register my relationship (ACT) and file for a de facto 820.

This may be your only option. If things do not work out, take the loss ($7000) and call it quits.
There is an option for a second year 462 as stated above. It may not have been the case several years ago but that is the case now.
Oh really? You mean I didn't have to marry my husband to stay? :D:D

I googled and looky

Tourism and hospitality doesn't sound too bad compared to farm work. Sounds like a lovely option.
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