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Shorter time for 457 to defacto?


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Old 04-28-2016, 10:58 PM
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Shorter time for 457 to defacto?

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My partner is currently on a 457 visa but does not enjoy her job and does not want to work in her field of management consulting. Working with her sponsor while a defacto visa is processed with the 1 year+ wait is also not an option.
We have all the requirements for a defacto visa but I am aware she would have to wait 3 months for her 457 to expire and then another 3 months when she would come back to Australia on a tourist visa for that to expire before we could start the bridging visa on defacto and essentially 6 months for her to work again in Australia.

My question is, is this the fastest/only way to go about getting on a defacto visa and working again?
Is there no shorter way?
She has already expired her two years of whv too.


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Old 04-29-2016, 12:57 AM
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Are you able to request to have a 457 visa cancelled on the grounds of returning to Australia on an eta visitor visa and not wait the 90 days?

Also does the 3 month tourist visa start counting down from when you step foot into australia or from when the visa is approved ?


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Hello,

My partner is currently on a 457 visa but does not enjoy her job and does not want to work in her field of management consulting. Working with her sponsor while a defacto visa is processed with the 1 year+ wait is also not an option.
We have all the requirements for a defacto visa but I am aware she would have to wait 3 months for her 457 to expire and then another 3 months when she would come back to Australia on a tourist visa for that to expire before we could start the bridging visa on defacto and essentially 6 months for her to work again in Australia.

My question is, is this the fastest/only way to go about getting on a defacto visa and working again?
Is there no shorter way?
She has already expired her two years of whv too.


Thanks!
Her best option is to apply for the partner visa now, keep working on her 457 visa and by the time it expires hopefully the partner visa will be granted, maybe even before.Maybe not ideal,but it will probably work out cheaper than having to go overseas and ,hopefully , come back on a tourist visa. Getting 457 visas canceled is never a good idea and may have unintended consequences. Also there is no guarantee that a tourist will be granted or that it will come without "no further stay" condition, especially after a visa cancelation. You should take the long term view. A year's work in a job you don't enjoy is not really the end of the world.It could have been a lot worse.

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also are you able to transfer from a eta tourist visa to defacto whilst in the country, ie after the 3 months or?


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Also, can you not switch jobs on a 457 as long as you find another sponsor? I thought you could.


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You can but within the specified occupation, for my partner is management consulting so she could only find something within that occupation.


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