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Old 07-10-2009, 08:23 PM
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Sponsorship question

Hello, I am a 30 yr old american looking to move to Australia to be with my Australian bf who currently lives there (we're trying to end the long distance thing). I've done some research about the different options I have but I'd love to get some expert opinion... Ideally, I'd like to get sponsored by a company (my job is not in high demand but on the SOL list - sales & marketing manager) but exactly what are my chances of finding a company willing to do this?

The other option is to apply for the skilled immigrant visa (my score is 125) but I just read that it might take a couple years to be granted due to some reduction in the number of visas and the fact that the aussie gvt gives priority to the high demand skills.

Lastly, I read about the partner visa but since we haven't lived together, just visited each other on tourist visas, we can't really prove that we live together!

So i think my best bet is still the sponsorship thing but i am not sure if that's really going to happen. Can you please advise?

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Old 07-11-2009, 08:27 AM
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Finding a job in this economic climate is going to be tough in any country. Sales and marketing is a fairly broad area so I think it will be tough to get a company to sponsor you.

I am sure there are already a lot of unemployed and under employed managers out there right now, so you have to think why a company would go to the trouble and cost of employing someone from overseas.

It doesn't have to stop you from trying though. Perhaps your knowledge of the US market could appeal to an Australian company who might be doing exporting to the US. Or a US company based in Australia.

Your other option would be the 9 month prospective marriage visa.

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