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Waiting for 820 and possible redundancy while on 457


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Old 05-05-2016, 06:51 AM
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Waiting for 820 and possible redundancy while on 457

Hi guys,

I'm sure this question has been asked many times before but I couldn't find any recent information (and here's hoping conditions have changed!)
I've been on my most recent 457 visa for 1.5 years and we lodged our decision ready 820 application in September 2015.
I received a visa grant letter informing me that my bridging visa A (class WA) has been granted but it on in effect as I'm still on the 457.
I've now been informed by my employer that I will likely be made redundant in the next two weeks as the company is looking to close their office.
I thought I would then automatically roll onto the bridging visa A, with no work rights (and if I wanted to leave the country I would apply for a bridging visa B).
From what I have gathered in the forums though is that if my 457 visa gets cancelled my bridging visa will also get cancelled and I could only apply for bridging visa E, with no travel rights.
The one big issue I have is we are getting married overseas in September, which means I definitely need to be able to leave the country.

Does anyone have experience with this situation and could maybe shed some light onto it for me? I'm slightly confused!


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Old 05-05-2016, 07:35 AM
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Hi guys,

I'm sure this question has been asked many times before but I couldn't find any recent information (and here's hoping conditions have changed!)
I've been on my most recent 457 visa for 1.5 years and we lodged our decision ready 820 application in September 2015.
I received a visa grant letter informing me that my bridging visa A (class WA) has been granted but it on in effect as I'm still on the 457.
I've now been informed by my employer that I will likely be made redundant in the next two weeks as the company is looking to close their office.
I thought I would then automatically roll onto the bridging visa A, with no work rights (and if I wanted to leave the country I would apply for a bridging visa B).
From what I have gathered in the forums though is that if my 457 visa gets cancelled my bridging visa will also get cancelled and I could only apply for bridging visa E, with no travel rights.
The one big issue I have is we are getting married overseas in September, which means I definitely need to be able to leave the country.

Does anyone have experience with this situation and could maybe shed some light onto it for me? I'm slightly confused!
That's a sticky situation to be in! You're right about the cancellation -> BVE issue, however, you may have some reprieve.

I just want to add a few comments about how long the cancellation process may take to get started (without giving you inadequate advice):

Once your current sponsor notifies DIBP that you have ceased work, the monitoring teams have stated that they will allow you 90 days to lodge a new nomination. Only then may you be sent a notice of intention to consider cancellation (aka NOICC). You generally have 28 days to respond to this. So you have some time yet to lodge new 457 applications. Until your 457 is actually cancelled, you will still have travel rights.

(Disclaimer!) Please note that without a proper conversation, I don't know your full situation and I don't want to be seen as giving you advice. The above are facts that can be obtained from other sources.

Wishing you the best of luck!

EDIT: 90 days from the date you actually ceased work, not from the date the notification was sent

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