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Old 07-30-2011, 06:00 PM
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australian sponsoring for visa

hello im Jason im a 21 year old american/canadian citizen (u.s passport) living in the Philippines,
my mothers boyfriend (australian citizen) asked me to find out what the requirements are for me to go there to work (long term/short term) doesnt really matter, he said he would sponsor me.
i am only a highschool graduate but do have 4 years work experience,

what are my requirements going to be?
and what is the chance that i will obtain a visa?

hope someone can fill me in,

Jason


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Old 07-31-2011, 02:37 AM
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Hi,

First I'll refer you to Department of Immigration & Citizenship because you will have to browse the many visa options yourself, but I'll give you an overview.

At your age you can get a Working Holiday Visa, which lasts one year and allows you to holiday in Australia while working to supplement your finances, however you cannot work with the same employer for more than 6 months.
Visa Options - Working Holiday - Visas & Immigration
There are actually 2 subclasses of this visa, Canada belongs to one subclass and America belongs to the other - so I'm not sure which one you would choose. The subclass that Canada is eligible for allows you to get a 2nd year on your visa if you complete a certain ammount of specified regional work (read the immi site for more info).

For a skilled visa you can either come independently, or sponsored by an eligible relative, or sponsored by an employer. To be sponsored by a relative, the eligibility is:

You or your partner must be related to your sponsor as one of the following:
a non-dependent child – including a stepchild
a parent – including a step–parent
a brother or sister – including adoptive or step-sibling
a niece or nephew – including adoptive or step–niece or nephew
an aunt or uncle – including adoptive or step–aunt or uncle
a grandparent or first cousin.


The problem is, I don't think you can classify your mum's boyfriend as your step-father, if they are not married.

Therefore, you would have to see what other visas you are eligible for:
Visa Options – Professionals and other Skilled Migrants – Workers – Visas & Immigration

There are strict criteria and you really need to look at the link and assess your eligibility for each visa.

If you did come to Australia on a working holiday visa, you could in principle find an employer to sponsor you and then apply for an employer sponsored visa. However that doesn't mean you should come on a WHV with the intention to find an employer because it would still be extremely difficult to find an employer and even then you have to meet more criteria to be eligible for the sponsored visa, because the employer has to show that an Australian worker could not be hired instead of you.

The thing is with skilled migration is that it is only available for migrants with strong qualifications with the experience that match the qualification.

Then there's also the graduate visa that you might want to consider:
http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...migration/476/

And maybe this visa for graduates who have undertaken certain study in Australia:
http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...migration/485/

And there are also a different set of visas that are applyed for within Australia:
http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...ons-inside.htm


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Old 07-31-2011, 08:50 AM
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looks like most of what you referred to are for college graduates?
i am only a graduate of High School.
Mothers boyfriend wants to sponsor me to go to australia to work
i know all about the different types of visa's.

what im asking is
in my situation with just being a high school graduate, and an australian wanting to sponsor me, do i have a chance of obtaining a visa that permits me to work?


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Old 07-31-2011, 09:05 AM
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As sarahM effectively said, if you are unskilled then there is minimal opportuntity for you to come to Australia on a work visa, despite the fact you may have someone willing to sponsor you - we have enough unskilled workers, what we need are skilled workers and that is what employer sponsorship is designed for.

I would reiterate what SarahM said and check out the working holiday visa option.

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I second missmullen.

As I said, your mother's boyfriend cannot be your sponsor because he is not your relative by law. What's more, if he actually were your step-father, you would still have to meet all the other requirements of the skilled visa.
Another factor of sponsorship is that you have to have a skill that is on the skills list (Skilled Occupation Lists (Formerly Known as Form 1121i)).

If you don't have a degree higher than high school, most of these visas aren't for you: Australia only has permanent work visas for skilled migrants.

What sort of work do you want to do in Australia? I don't know of much you can do with only a high school certificate; you'd only be able to do retail or hospitality.

You're young! Come to Australia and see what it's like on a Working Holiday Visa, then, when you're older and have attained the qualifications and experience, you can migrate here if that's still what you want to do.

Going back to your original question: I'm sorry to say that there's no visa that will allow a high school graduate to work permanently in Australia. It just doesn't exist, skilled workers need a relevant qualification as well as 5 years of experience, that's impossible at your age. What's more, there's no lack of inexperienced 21 year-olds in Australia.

Sorry if this sounds harsh (I'm not picking on you, myself I'm only 19).


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Old 08-01-2011, 10:54 AM
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SaraM,
dont worry haha i understand, so being a highschool graduate the only visa i could obtain is a working holiday visa right? but actually that is my goal i dont really want to stay more than a year at all.

so as my status,

if i were to apply for a working holiday visa and have my moms boyfriend help me, what are my chances?

thanks for the detailed replies


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Old 08-01-2011, 11:15 AM
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That's fine qwertyko
The working holiday visa is easy to get, you don't need any sponsorship at all, you can apply online (I suggest you apply as a Canadian citizen because you get the option of a 2nd year if you do the specified work), the visa will be approved in less than a week.
I didn't realise you weren't looking at a long-term visa.

Go here:
Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)
(This is for Canadian citizens)
You should find the links to start the visa application, it's very straight forward, you won't have any problems getting the visa granted

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SaraM,
dont worry haha i understand, so being a highschool graduate the only visa i could obtain is a working holiday visa right? but actually that is my goal i dont really want to stay more than a year at all.

so as my status,

if i were to apply for a working holiday visa and have my moms boyfriend help me, what are my chances?

thanks for the detailed replies


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Old 08-02-2011, 10:26 AM
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Thanks SaraM, just made my day.
ill post up anything else that happens thank you!!!


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Old 08-02-2011, 10:31 AM
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You can check the website of Australia:
immi. gov


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Old 08-02-2011, 10:31 AM
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by the way, my fiancee is a filipina (from the philippines) she is a philippine citizen, would this work and holiday visa be easy for her as well? or is it going to be harder because of the status of the philippines? thank yoU!


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