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Old 09-01-2011, 04:48 AM
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Hello, I am new in the forum, I am from Mexico and I am 26 years old. Also I am a electronic engineer, working on a drilling company.
My wife and I, we would likes to go to Australia the Next month because we have vacations, but we are thinking if it is possible that after our vacations being on Australia, can we stay in there and look for a job? What I mean, can we arrange everything in there?
We looked the immi.gov.au and we believe that we have good opportunities, we have almost every requirement.
Also, we asked to immigrations agents, but they are a little expensive, we can pay it, but we would like to know your opinion first, because like I told you first, we are going first like a tourist.
Thank you very much, and will explore a lot this forum, thank you for your opinions.


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Old 09-01-2011, 05:56 AM
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Amigo!

If you get a tourist visa you can not work in Australia, that will be illegal, if you pretend to work and stay in Australia you need to Apply for Skilled Visa, you also need to find an sponsor, take a look at this site
Professionals and other Skilled Migrants - Workers - Visas & Immigration

Im not so familiar with Skilled visas but if you need information please let me know


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Amigo!

If you get a tourist visa you can not work in Australia, that will be illegal, if you pretend to work and stay in Australia you need to Apply for Skilled Visa, you also need to find an sponsor, take a look at this site
Professionals and other Skilled Migrants - Workers - Visas & Immigration

Im not so familiar with Skilled visas but if you need information please let me know
Correct, just one thing: for a skilled visa you can come over independently (without a sponsor) if you want to, but you can have an employer sponsor you if you manage to find one. The skilled visa will let you stay in Australia to look for work.


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Old 09-01-2011, 07:34 AM
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Correct, just one thing: for a skilled visa you can come over independently (without a sponsor) if you want to, but you can have an employer sponsor you if you manage to find one. The skilled visa will let you stay in Australia to look for work.
Thank you Sarah for your always good help


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Old 09-01-2011, 04:18 PM
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Amigo!

If you get a tourist visa you can not work in Australia, that will be illegal, if you pretend to work and stay in Australia you need to Apply for Skilled Visa, you also need to find an sponsor, take a look at this site
Professionals and other Skilled Migrants - Workers - Visas & Immigration

Im not so familiar with Skilled visas but if you need information please let me know
Thank you, I know that, in every country is illegal to work without Job VISA.
My question was, if I arrive like a tourist, after my time like tourist, can arrange everything for to get a job VISA, at the same time that I am in Australia?


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Old 09-02-2011, 06:47 AM
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Thank you, I know that, in every country is illegal to work without Job VISA.
My question was, if I arrive like a tourist, after my time like tourist, can arrange everything for to get a job VISA, at the same time that I am in Australia?
As long as the tourist visa does not have a "no further stay" condition, you can apply for a different visa while in Australia, yes. For example: arrive on tourist visa, an employer wants to sponsor you, lodge a work visa application...but it's not easy to get an employer. But as I said, skilled visas don't require you to have an employer, you just need the qualifications and an occupation on the skills list.


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Thank you, I know that, in every country is illegal to work without Job VISA.
My question was, if I arrive like a tourist, after my time like tourist, can arrange everything for to get a job VISA, at the same time that I am in Australia?
technically a tourist visa does not permit you to be employed or to seek employment whilst you are in the country.

so, strictly speaking, this would mean that if an immigration officer caught you reading the employment section of a newspaper he might be able to deport you!

in reality, so long as you don't tell anyone at the border, immigration or customs that you are here to look for work i think you will be fine.

you should also make sure that you are discrete about seeking work - so don't place a "job wanted" ad in the paper, only enquire about advertised jobs.

and finally, make sure you are honest with anyone you speak with about your visa situation...!

ps. i just had a thought.... if you were offered a job while you were on a tourist visa, would this breach the can't seek employment condition? would you have to leave the country to be offered a job?

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technically a tourist visa does not permit you to be employed or to seek employment whilst you are in the country.

ps. i just had a thought.... if you were offered a job while you were on a tourist visa, would this breach the can't seek employment condition? would you have to leave the country to be offered a job?
Thanks for that dan, I should have realised. I guess it would technically be possible to look for employers whilst on a tourist visa, though legally it goes against the general policy about using a visa for its correct purpose, but as long as the person went back home to organise the visa that would not be breaching the tourist visa.

However, technically someone on a tourist visa, so long as there was no "no further stay" condition, the person would be allowed to apply for a different visa subclass.

In any case I highly doubt that in 12 months on a tourist visa it's easy to find an employer...

I think if you want to remain permanently in Australia, you should apply for skilled migration offshore:
Skilled – Independent (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 175)
(You don't need a sponsor for this visa) - you have to apply offshore for this visa.

Here are the skilled that can be applied for within Australia:
Visa Options – Professionals and other Skilled Migrants – Workers – Visas & Immigration


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Thank you for your answers and your help.
I am answering until today because I was working on the oil fields and we spend until 30 days without come back to home.
Well, I think that every thing is clear. My principal idea is, that my wife and I, we will have our vacations, and we would like to know australia, and improve our english in a school. But I want to have a lot options in case of a good opportunity. We never know. So, I am thinking to use your advices and pass the ielts on Australia.
Again, thank you very much. I will be pending on the forum, in case of a new advice o a new idea.
Receive regards from mexico.

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