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Old 02-15-2016, 08:34 PM
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Transition to PR

Hi

I am after some info as googling has just confused me! I am currently on 457 visa and would be due to apply for PR come October. However I am keen to see if I can get it before then as I know that it can take 8 months to come through so have a couple of questions:
1. Can you start PR application in advance of your 2 year date?
2. Is there any way you get PR prior to 2 years, I have read about getting work to sponsor your visa (how much does this cost/does this tie you into your job) but are there any other ways?

Would really appreciate any information!

Thanks


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Old 02-15-2016, 09:56 PM
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Hi

I am after some info as googling has just confused me! I am currently on 457 visa and would be due to apply for PR come October. However I am keen to see if I can get it before then as I know that it can take 8 months to come through so have a couple of questions:
1. Can you start PR application in advance of your 2 year date?
2. Is there any way you get PR prior to 2 years, I have read about getting work to sponsor your visa (how much does this cost/does this tie you into your job) but are there any other ways?

Would really appreciate any information!

Thanks
Isn't the 2 year one, the one where the employer sponsors you for PR after working for them for 2 years?
Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)

A Skilled Migration visa can be applied for at any time, if you fill the requirements.

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Old 02-15-2016, 11:26 PM
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Hi,
I am sailing in the same boat as you. Due for ENS transition scheme by end of November. I have also done some study around the options. Happy to share it here.

Direct Entry: If your employer is willing to nominate you for PR, they may opt for this option. You have to go thru all steps as required for 189 visa like skill assessment, Language tests etc. This may attract 2 years agreement with the employer.

189 independant:
It's definitely a choice but if you are just around 60 points, you may end up waiting till October anyway. The benefit with employer nomination is that you will move to bridging visa as soon as your application is submitted..whereas for direct, you may have to wait longer for this bridging visa process

186 ENS - I have been closely watching this space for the proposed amendments to 457 subclass. Google for 'Government response to the Independent Review into the integrity of the subclass 457 programme' and read the items on the DIBP site.

If you look at point 15.1 there,

That 457 visa holders be required to work for at least two years in Australia before transitioning to the Employer Nomination Scheme or Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, and that consideration be given to the amount of time required with a nominating employer being at least one year.

Various groups and forums have indicated that this amendment may be applicable as early as end of May. Keep a close watch on this.

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Hi

I am after some info as googling has just confused me! I am currently on 457 visa and would be due to apply for PR come October. However I am keen to see if I can get it before then as I know that it can take 8 months to come through so have a couple of questions:
1. Can you start PR application in advance of your 2 year date?
2. Is there any way you get PR prior to 2 years, I have read about getting work to sponsor your visa (how much does this cost/does this tie you into your job) but are there any other ways?

Would really appreciate any information!

Thanks


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Old 02-16-2016, 04:14 AM
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Thanks for this. Confused about that amendment. I thought this was what it was currently?

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Hi,
I am sailing in the same boat as you. Due for ENS transition scheme by end of November. I have also done some study around the options. Happy to share it here.

Direct Entry: If your employer is willing to nominate you for PR, they may opt for this option. You have to go thru all steps as required for 189 visa like skill assessment, Language tests etc. This may attract 2 years agreement with the employer.

189 independant:
It's definitely a choice but if you are just around 60 points, you may end up waiting till October anyway. The benefit with employer nomination is that you will move to bridging visa as soon as your application is submitted..whereas for direct, you may have to wait longer for this bridging visa process

186 ENS - I have been closely watching this space for the proposed amendments to 457 subclass. Google for 'Government response to the Independent Review into the integrity of the subclass 457 programme' and read the items on the DIBP site.

If you look at point 15.1 there,

That 457 visa holders be required to work for at least two years in Australia before transitioning to the Employer Nomination Scheme or Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, and that consideration be given to the amount of time required with a nominating employer being at least one year.

Various groups and forums have indicated that this amendment may be applicable as early as end of May. Keep a close watch on this.


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Old 02-16-2016, 06:08 AM
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Currently it says you should have worked with the sponsoring employer for minimum 2 years befor transition.

New rule says 2 years should be in Australia out of which just the last one year should be with the sponsoring employer.

It saves a good time for me.


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The 186 requires employer sponsorship regardless of which stream you apply under.

The Temporary Resident Transition stream requires you to have worked at least 2 years on a 457 visa with your employer in the occupation they nominate you for.

The Direct Entry stream can be applied for at any time (no need for a 457 first), and you need to complete a skills assessment and have 3 years of relevant work experience.

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Old 02-17-2016, 06:31 AM
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The 186 requires employer sponsorship regardless of which stream you apply under.

The Temporary Resident Transition stream requires you to have worked at least 2 years on a 457 visa with your employer in the occupation they nominate you for.

The Direct Entry stream can be applied for at any time (no need for a 457 first), and you need to complete a skills assessment and have 3 years of relevant work experience.
Thanks guys! Are you committed to work for your employer for a set period after pr granted on the direct entry?


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Old 04-11-2016, 03:12 AM
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Currently it says you should have worked with the sponsoring employer for minimum 2 years befor transition.

New rule says 2 years should be in Australia out of which just the last one year should be with the sponsoring employer.

It saves a good time for me.
Do you know if there is any update on this?


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