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Any solutions to 485 visa expiring?


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Old 11-17-2020, 01:08 AM
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Any solutions to 485 visa expiring?

Hi, new to the forum.. I was wondering if anyone could offer any solutions to stay in Australia to work towards permanent residency..

To give a background, I was a Melbourne international student, I got a casual job in a digital marketing agency after internship in uni and I got my 485 VISA.. I was originally thinking of going through the 190, but realised Melbourne does not offer visa pathways for my occupation. I have all ticked for the skilled assessment EXCEPT the 1 yr work experience.

I thought of doing graphic design instead and moved to Canberra lived for about 6 months to get a job while still working remotely for the employer in Melbourne. By then I only had one year left of my 485 visa. I have been applying to Sydney, Canberra and Tasmania and I have applied to hundreds of jobs. I still have no offers.

I am in Melbourne now living with my relatives because I got laid off from my Melbourne job (since covid). I have two months left of my 485 visa.

I am now only relying on the chance that an employer might be willing to sponsor me while I get the work experience and process with skilled assessment. I was wondering if anyone have stories similar or could advise

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Old 11-17-2020, 01:35 AM
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I’m pretty sure the visa 408 are for essential workers only like nurses, child care workers etc.
Student visa is an option too


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Old 11-17-2020, 01:53 AM
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Hey man. Thank you. The person who told me the info was a paid agent.. I honestly don't know what to believe anymore. Would you have any other alternatives to student visa? From what I understand, student VISA does not offer full work rights and its seen as a way to extend stay in Australia, rather than towards permanent residency.


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Old 11-17-2020, 02:34 AM
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Here is a link to an outline of the 408 criteria:

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...y-activity-408

Here is a link to registered migration agents who post on this forum:

https://www.australiaforum.com/visas...on-agents.html

It might pay you to consult one of them for an assessment. They are all ok.

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Old 11-17-2020, 02:45 AM
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FYI

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...id-19#Overview


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Old 11-20-2020, 05:25 AM
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Well welcome to the visa jungle mate, don't know what to say to you, my wife's Thai and has been to Australian 3 times on short visas! but the permanent one well i'm not sure .I mean they keep moving the goal posts to a point where a criteria appears fine 1 month.... and 3 months later its all changed !

All i can tell you is be careful whom you get as an agent - ive had 2 tries and getting mine here permanent. Both times the so called immigration agents turned out to be either de - registered or bogus . End result i lost $2500 and got absolutely no place.
Personally i'm not risking money on a third time lucky ''i may not get scammed '' and i'm not paying no exorbitant money and fees to the scamming government!
In retrospect we are just going to wait until the criteria to come to here simplifies and without big money involved. I will tell you why - its all about money! and the system is like walking on a razor blade in regards to morals! I mean nobody should have to pay for there own wife ! It is so close to 'buying a person'' that its almost unbelievable.


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Old 11-20-2020, 06:24 AM
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Except for tcchnical reasons none of the registered migration agents who post on this forum will manage an application that has no prospects of success. If you want to know what I think of the whole sorry mess go to my website pinoyau.com and click on NEWS. If you want me to assess your case, use the contact form.

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