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Old 06-29-2020, 01:36 PM
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457 to Permanent Residency

Hi all,

In May of 2018 I was granted a 457 visa and have been working and living in Australia since. I now seek Permanent Residency and the company I am currently with has agreed to sponsor me.

However looking at what I believe would be my subclass - 186 - it appears the rules have changed so that I need to be working in the country for 3 years, and not 2. Is that correct? I am a bit confused as other sources, such as the Immigration department itself, doesn't list this requirement, and says I only need to have 3 years of work experience (not necessarily in Australia), which I easily meet.

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...am#Eligibility

What I find to be strange is that there is no requirement listed on this page to have worked at Australia at all, which leads me to believe I am missing something.

So am I okay with 2 years or do I need 3? Is there any potential path to obtaining PR after only being in the country for 2 years?

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Old 06-29-2020, 07:56 PM
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From what you have posted you will need 3 years.
May I suggest that you consult one of the registered migration agents who posts on this forum for an assessment?

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Old 06-30-2020, 12:50 AM
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To be able to apply for a 186 TRT under transitional arrangements, meaning with 2 years instead of 3 years, you would need to have been holding a 457 visa or applied and subsequently be granted a 457 on 18th April 2017. Therefore, I agree with Westly, it seems that you would need 3 years.

You should consult a Registered Migration Agent and perhaps discuss your eligibility for a 186 Direct Entry.

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Old 07-03-2020, 04:47 AM
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Thank you for the prompt responses. This is indeed bad news but manageable.

They (the company) have actually queried a firm to determine my elligibility, however I have been investigating on my own as I don't know how long it is going to take.

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Old 07-04-2020, 06:10 AM
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From what you have posted youwill need 3 years.
May I suggest that you consult one of the registered migration agents who posts on this forum for an assessment?
How do I find or sign up for such a service?


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Old 07-04-2020, 07:32 AM
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How do I find or sign up for such a service?
https://www.australiaforum.com/visas...on-agents.html

Two RMAs have already responded to your question.

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