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Old 05-02-2012, 10:14 AM
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457 Visa advice needed

Hi Im very new to this so I hope someone could be of help.

My partner of twelve years has been offered a 457 sponsorship with an Irish company based in Brisbane and Ireland (which he works for now in Ireland) . The company have recieved an email stating that they are eligible for sponsorship

My questions are:

1. My O/H was told the easiest way to get 457 passed is to enter Australia and apply for the 457 while onshore?? If this is the case on what visa should he enter Australia with whilst waiting on the 457 to be approved.

2. We were told that he can apply for myself as defacto and two children to be added on the 457 while still in Ireland. The employer has said he has no problem sponsoring the whole family. Is this true??

3. Obviously the employer is keen to get him over to work so what would the time-line be of us being seperated while he is waiting on his 457 and then us waiting to be added to it.

Any help would be greatly appreaciated as I am very confused and anxious about the whole process. Thanks in advance for any replies


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Old 05-06-2012, 01:49 PM
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1 I think he'd need a working visa in any case, although a working holiday visa might be a good idea before actually applying for 457.

2 & 3 I think there's a possibility to take you family on the 457 visa, unless the kids are over 18. I'm going on my own, but I saw the space for that in the application forms.

You should count on about 3-6 months for a 457 at least, if you ask me. I've settled most of the paperwork on time, but better leave some buffer time to be sure. I'm still waiting for the green light, as something always could come up.

I hope I helped, but be sure to check it all with the officials. Someone will hopefully have more info - this is only what I've come to realize during the application procedure.

Btw., beware of forms coming up in July!

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