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Old 03-17-2011, 01:32 AM
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Is it a BVA you're on now Joanne?
And if so, leaving is probably what you have to do but other than NZ, it may not have to be all the way back to Dublin for anywhere else in the Pacific or Asia will be OK and so you could probably just go to Fiji, Bali or Singapore etc., there being some pretty cheap flights from various locations in Australia with airasia or tigerairways.

With the CO mentioning you can apply from offshore, it could be that with the employer and nomination already approved it could be a fairly quick decision once the application is relodged from offshore.
They'll probably not be too committal re approval/time but if you can find out that their keeping of the existing employer application open is intended, then a good chance that it'll happen promptly enough.
You can probably sit on a beach in Bali or Malaysia somewhere cheaper than what your return airfares to Dublin will be.





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Nope afraid not, im on a BVC with work permission at the moment so thats a bit of dud visa to get around.

If I was to ditch the idea of a long flight and cold weather for Bali etc...how would i get around booking a return airfare to Australia?

My company just got their approval for sponsoring me in the post today, is it just a case of ringing up immi and asking if this sponsorship is still valid?

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Old 03-17-2011, 03:49 PM
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Indonesia does not have the same requirements as NZ as far as I know and you may be able to just head to Bali on a one way ticket , apply for the 457 and as soon as it is granted you could just then book a flight back.
Alternately, if you book a return flight, that'll probably not worry the Indonesians and either just give yourself a few weeks for the 457 to be granted or book a flight that dates can be changed with minimal cost.
From what you have already been told about doing an offshore application, I'd expect that the employer sponsorship approval is still valid and actually I think you'll find Immi info that employer approvals are valid for at least six months if not longer but check with Immi.





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that doesnt sound too bad...can i apply for the 457 offshore and include a letter with my application saying that i intend to travel back to Australia, then apply for a tourist visa so i can come back before the decision is made?


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I would not think that is a great idea for you would really be throwing in their face that you were going to do something that is not supposed to be done, ie per the earlier link - http://www.immi.gov.au/gateways/agen...7-visitors.pdf
Seeing as you have had contact with a CO, i think they're really trying to help and if you contacted them and said something like " OK, I'm off to Bali and will relodge as soon as I arrive, can you tell me if there is anything else I need to have in the application and do you have any idea just how long I might need to be hanging out there ", [ mentioning that in a low key way ] as long as your application has met all other requirements the CO may be prepared to give you some idea.

You could risk returning on an ETA to see if you get entry but seeing as the records will show you've just been on a BVC, it is likely you could be questioned and quite possible the situation could get a bit messy so I'd be settling on some relaxing sun soaking or hill trekking time.





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yeah that would be great and all but ive been here for a while and as luck would have it i rent a unit here in brisbane by myself and have other commitments that i cant fully wrap up before the deadline...rushing to get things finished and put into storage etc

I read that if you write a letter with the 457 explaining that you are heading to australia for legitimate reasons (wrapping up loose ends and saying goodbye to friends etc) and understand that you will not work etc they will be lenient??

i rang my co and she said she could not discuss my 457 application with me as i had to withdraw it and so the case is 'closed' with her...honestly she was not the most helpful person ive ever dealt with.


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Old 03-20-2011, 02:34 PM
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I suppose if you've got a lease on the apartment and have financial commitments, you'll want to be doing whatever is cheapest while you're without income and so that probably means playing ball as well as possible with Immi and hoping application time is minimised.
If your sponsor has used an agent, have you asked them if some sort of a deal can be done with the agent so you're not so much out of pocket and see if they can have an application all wrapped up for them to put it in as soon as you have passed through immigration on your way out and though it is not officially so, I'd not mind betting agents have their contacts and ways of getting a quick result when necessary.

With the apartment, even if it was a few weeks you'll be gone have you thought about seeing if anyone is after some temporary accommodation to help with payments if you are looking at keeping it, maybe even a notice down at a couple of backpacker hostels to see if you think there might be a couple of reasonable girls about, maybe even a few Irish about.





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Old 03-26-2011, 07:28 AM
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hi sorry to sdietrack form joanne's question..

but ive got a question regarding 457 visa...

im on a 457 in perth now..
assuming I submit my letter of resignation on 1 June 2011 (4wks notice) and intend for my last day to be on 1 July 2011. (that's 30days)

I understand that I have 28days to exit Australia when employment cease. Which date should I start counting by? 1 June or 1 July?

I am not sure but i think It's quite unreasonable to expect me to exit Australia eg. 28th June...given 4weeks notice for resignation...flying out on my last day of work? and no time for packing and sorting out bank etc issues.

Please enlighten me


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Old 03-26-2011, 01:55 PM
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If you submit 4w on 1/6, I'd expect your last day of employment would be 4w on from then, say the 29/6 or even 28/6 if you put it in first thing of the morning and they count the 1/6 as being first day of the 4w and then given that the 1/6 is a Wednesday, it'll be up to what you negotiate whether there is adjustment to the 29 or 28.
Whatever day your employment ends, your 28 days for leaving would start counting on the first day you are not employed and not from when you hand your resignation in.





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