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Converting a pending GSM 175 to a regional 457


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Old 07-13-2010, 11:37 AM
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Converting a pending GSM 175 to a regional 457

Hello,

my GSm application has been put on hold due to the unfortunate priority reshuffling which took place last September. However, I have now found a company in the Northern Territory who is going to sponsor me for a 457 visa. My questions: Can I convert my 175 application, ie, simply inform immigration of my new visa eligibility? Will I have to pay again?

Many thanks in advance for your help.


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Hello,

my GSm application has been put on hold due to the unfortunate priority reshuffling which took place last September. However, I have now found a company in the Northern Territory who is going to sponsor me for a 457 visa. My questions: Can I convert my 175 application, ie, simply inform immigration of my new visa eligibility? Will I have to pay again?

Many thanks in advance for your help.
There's no converting and you just have to apply for a 457.
Either of two options could apply, one being as your 175 application stays in the system and could eventually be granted you get PR that way and a 457 visa would cease to exist.
Alternately, after some time with the employer, if they are eligible and willing to sponsor you for PR, you could apply that way and in having made a 175 application the sponsored PR application will be fee free for you.
There is however a catch and in that the 175 is an offshore visa for your sponsored PR visa to be fee free, it will also need to be an offshore one and though you can still apply for that from within Australia, you'll need to take a trip out to have it granted, just like you would have to to have a 175 granted if you were already in Australia.
Have a look under eligibility for the ESPVs - Visa Options - Employer Sponsored Workers - Workers - Visas & Immigration





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