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Entering Australia Before 457 Visa Approved

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Old 12-15-2017, 06:10 AM
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Entering Australia Before 457 Visa Approved

Hi everyone,

Merry Christmas!

I'm from the UK and have been offered a job in Brisbane, due to start in early January on a 457 visa. I was offered the job back in October, but there were a few delays getting the nomination for my visa submitted, so I was only able to submit my application on the 4th December.

I've already booked my flight to Australia for the 1st of January, but am now slightly worried that the 457 visa won't be approved in time due to Christmas and an apparent 5-10 month waiting time!

Having done some research, it seems that I could apply for an evisitor/ETA which would let me use my flight to Australia and then wait until the 457 visa is approved to start work. If the 457 visa isn't approved before the evisitor/ETA expires I'd obviously need to leave the country. What do you think about doing this?

I think my other option would be to apply for a working holiday visa (I meet the requirements), but it seems as though the processing times for these can be a few weeks too.


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Old 12-15-2017, 06:33 AM
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Personally I'd be tempted to apply for the eta now as they tend to Insta approve, then apply for a WHV for the work rights. If the business visa grants first then just cancel the WHV application.

Just remember by doing this route you probably won't be eligible for a second WHV in the future having not completed 3 months regional work.

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