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ETA to 457 ?


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Old 07-13-2010, 07:03 PM
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ETA to 457 ?

hi there im just in australia, perth at the moment on a ETA tourist visa...from what im aware is has no restrictions on it, a company in perth is offering to sponsor me to work as an electrician but he wants me to start ASAP, now if i can help it i dont want to come back to the UK as harsh as it seems.. but there is additons, its not just me its my parter our 2 year old son and my partner is also pregnant ( due date is Dec 2010 )

So what i want to know is am i able to apply for 457 onshore? on a ETA?

what will happen when new baby is born ? ( meaning what visa will he/she be on) ?

there may be more questions but at the moment in time i cant think lol sorry.

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hi there im just in australia, perth at the moment on a ETA tourist visa...from what im aware is has no restrictions on it, a company in perth is offering to sponsor me to work as an electrician but he wants me to start ASAP, now if i can help it i dont want to come back to the UK as harsh as it seems.. but there is additons, its not just me its my parter our 2 year old son and my partner is also pregnant ( due date is Dec 2010 )

So what i want to know is am i able to apply for 457 onshore? on a ETA?

what will happen when new baby is born ? ( meaning what visa will he/she be on) ?

there may be more questions but at the moment in time i cant think lol sorry.

thank you for you help
Yep nothing to stop you putting in an application for a 457 visa as long as the ETA does not have a No Further Stay condition on it and as far as I know they haven't started putting them on and likely the reason you have it.
As to starting ASAP, there'll still be processing time, possibly a couple of months or more and the employer may want to use an agent if he is not familiar with the process.
The other thing that will need to be taken care of if you haven't already done it is getting registered for though you may have an assessment by VETASSESS in the UK, Electricians are one of the trades that need registration by states and will need you to do a two week Australasian Wiring Regulations course, they being run every so often by TAFE colleges.
Just in case you haven't been through VETASSESS
Work permit (457 visa) assessment - VETASSESS is their link but now you're in Australia, you'll likely need to see TRA
Trades Recognition Australia - Home - they having a link for a temporary skilled worker visa there.
It's the Worksafe section of Department of Commerce that do the licensing in WA - WorkSafe - Department of Commerce
It seems they have re-organised their site into something of a dogs breakfast for whereas it used to be a bit of a search to find their trade licensing info and there is now still some stuff about licensing for more the building construction stuff, unfortunately seeking the electrician licensing info is mission impossible!
Best you give them a ring - First time visitors - Consumer Protection - Department of Commerce
As to your partner and two year old they'll become secondary applicants and also the newborn on arrival, links at Employer Sponsored Workers (e457) - Online Applications
You'll need to get a private health insurance policy and unfortunately you'll not likely get any fund willing to cover your wife's birth hospitalisation.
That'll likely cost you a couple of thousand $$$ in a public hospital and even more if there are any complications or a caesarian birth.





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Hi wanderer thank u for all the info it was very useful, in regard to the vetasses if I was uk I wouldn't have to sit it would I? Cause I'm British? Will I still have to sit a assesmet in oz by law? And more important, am I able to stay in oz now? Aslong as all goes through I 'no' visa may take some time and our eta runs out in 2 months if it takes longer then 2 months I am aware that we can go on some sort of bridging visa until the 457 is approved is this correct? Just for the record we will be staying with my partners mum so we will be financially ok for the mean time lol thanks you so much for reply hope u can help again

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Hi wanderer thank u for all the info it was very useful, in regard to the vetasses if I was uk I wouldn't have to sit it would I? Cause I'm British? Will I still have to sit a assesmet in oz by law? And more important, am I able to stay in oz now? Aslong as all goes through I 'no' visa may take some time and our eta runs out in 2 months if it takes longer then 2 months I am aware that we can go on some sort of bridging visa until the 457 is approved is this correct? Just for the record we will be staying with my partners mum so we will be financially ok for the mean time lol thanks you so much for reply hope u can help again

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I was saying that if you were in the UK, it'd be Vetassess you would use for assessment for working in Australia.
It doesn't matter that you're British and by state laws here you cannot legally work as an electrician unless you're licensed.
You'll find that when you seek licensing, the first thing that will be asked for is an assessment notice.
In addition to the wiring regs course, you'll also likely find that you'll be issued initially with a licence to work under supervision.
You'll need to get all that done before applying for the 457 and if you are waiting on the 457 when the ETA ends, yes you'll get a bridging visa to take you from end of ETA period to when the 457 is granted.
If you have not been able to get the 457 application in before the ETA period ends you'll need to consider something like heading out of Australia to return on a second stint.





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