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Old 09-20-2010, 11:48 AM
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Working Holiday Visa Restrictions

Hi all,
Im hoping someone may have been in a similar situation to me and may be able to shed some light. I am currently in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. I have been here for 6 months and love every minute of it. After a few weeks of working as a Motor Mechanic my workplace offered to sponsor me for permanent residency. So far I have completed my TRA, Police checks, logged Employer Sponsorship and will be having my medical next week.

Now that I have been here for 6 months its time for me to cease working for my employer to keep within my restrictions of my WHV. I certainly dont want to break that. With current processing times being much longer than I anticipated when lodging the Employer Nomination. Im wondering if I can convince DIAC to lift the 6 month restriction to allow me to continue working for my sponsoring employer as they are short staffed (reason for sponsorship in first place). I have been told by somebody that requesting this after my nomination has been approved is more likely to be accepted than requesting now. I am wondering if anyone has managed this and if they are making allowances due to the current processing times being three times what they were when i first started to research this?

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You can only but ask and heading into an Immi office may give you the best chance and certainly it is likely to be more successful if the company has already registered as a sponsor and had the position nominated and you have something of a statement from them.





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Thank you for your reply Wanderer. I am considering walking into the DIAC office with a letter from the company sponsoring me stating that they require my presence as soon as possibe and request that they lift the restriction. As i understand at the moment we have a certain number of apprentices and qualified Mechanics, If I leave there will be a ratio of apprentices to mechanics which is not allowed and may have to make an apprentice redundant if we dont find an extra Mechanic soon, would you mention this in the letter to DIAC.

Also out of interest do you have any idea of processing times for nomination applications right now? i lodged just over one month ago.

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Some reasoning in the letter will not go astray and if you have actually already put your application in that could help.
Normal time for a 457 assessment is probably going to be around 2-3 months but once they have the medical results, you could hear fairly quickly.





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