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From 457 to PR?


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Old 01-17-2011, 04:41 AM
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From 457 to PR?

My Temporary Business Entry 457 visa was granted in April 2010. I have been woking for the nominating employer since then.
Now I want to apply for PR and I am wondering if I can claim my PhD in Australia (with full scholarship) as work experience?? If I can, I can then ask my employer to sponsor me for PR (skill assement is ready).
If I cannot claim the PhD as work experience, I will have to apply for PR offshore. I am not confident with this option as it might take years and years.
Any advice would be appreciated. Tks.


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Old 01-17-2011, 10:11 AM
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If you are thinking of the three years experience pathway to an employer sponsorship, your experience needs to be in the occupation that you are employed in and that needs to be on the ENSOL as well as your employer and the position needing to be approved.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:10 AM
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YES, in order to apply for PR (sponsored), there are only 2 options:
1. Have 2 years work experience, 1 of which must be with the sponsoring employer.
2. Have 3 years work experience + skill assessment
My occupation is Chemist (so it's on the ENSOL as well as SOL). I had a Bachelor in Chemistry, PhD in Computational Science (physics + chemistry + IT). My current work is in Chemistry too.
If I can claim my PhD as work experience. Then I can go for option 2 above. Otherwise, I have to wait until I have 2 years work experience and then go for option 1 above.
Is is right Wanderer? Thank you very much for your advice.


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Old 01-17-2011, 02:06 PM
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If you were not working in doing your PhD, you cannot really claim it, experience needing to be at least 20 hours a week paid employment.





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Thanks. So it is likely that I will have to go with the offshore option.


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