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Which visa subclass should I apply for?


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Old 04-28-2009, 12:01 AM
 
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Which visa subclass should I apply for?

Hello guys,

I have been contacted by a company from Brisbane and they wanted me to be interviewed in person. After the interview, I need to go back to my home country and wait for the result of the interview. They will provide the tickets and accommodation. This makes me understand that the company is willing to sponsor my trip. They are even ready to provide documents that may support my visa application. However, just like me, they are not experts on visas.

I tried to visit the Australian Immigration websites and there are a number of subclasses to choose from. Unfortunately, I am not so sure which of them fits my case. Although the purpose of my visit is somewhat related to employment, the company and I do not have commitment for employment yet.

Please, if anyone have better idea, I need advise that could help me being interviewed in person by this company.


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Welcome to the forum mican and the offer sounds promising, espoecially given current global economic/employment situation and expected trends.

It's essentially a business trip that you're undertaking and best to apply for one - Business Visit Visa Options - Business - Visas & Immigration , there being the ETA which is a simplified version you can apply for online if from an eligible country, alternately the e Visa [could be free from EU countries] or if not from an eligible country, the short stay business trip is the one.

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My initial thought was just to get a tourist visa, but if immigration questioned you further on your arrival and then found resumes and business suit in your case, you could be in trouble!

Probably only a small chance of it happening, but it would be shame to risk what sounds like a good opportunity for you. It wouldn't surprise me in this economic climate, immigration are taking extra precaution with people arriving on tourist visas and then looking for work.

Good luck with the interview!


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Hi Wanderer,

I am so glad for your reply. Yes, it so promising to have contact to this company. And I'm so lucky to find this forum that shares information without any conditions.

I am so unfortunate to hold a passport that is not eligible for ETA nor eVisitor. In my case, can I apply for Sponsored Business Visitor (Short Stay) (subclass 459) visa?

Thank you again

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The 459 appears to be for when you have a level of government doing the sponsoring and if that is not the case, I'd just go for the 456 - Business (Short Stay) Visa (Subclass 456)

Like Mike, I thought that what you would be doing is not disallowed under a tourist visa but particularly if you're coming from what immigration class as a higher risk country [ones without eta provision] they can be suspicious and even if you had posted documentation on, even little things like not having much in way of clothing, and then on possible questioning it became more obvious you did not have much idea of what you would be doing as a tourist, it could all spell trouble.

If you had a return ticket and a letter from the company that you were just going to visit for an interview you could just get the wrong people thinking suspiciously and then saying Nope!, you should have got a 456, and it could be bad news, so just go with the Business one.





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Hi Mike,

I thank you for your opinion. Wanderer shares his idea too. I understand the risk of having a tourist visa and it is far beyond my purpose of visiting the country. As 459 does not suit for me, then I would prefer to take 456 instead, as wanderer has just suggested. Would you agree with this?

Thanks a lot mike

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I am not sure. I haven't gone through the regulations. If I was in your situation I would call your local Australian consulate/embassy and see what they say.


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