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Issues on leaving while waiting for 885 visa to be approved


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Old 03-08-2011, 04:20 AM
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Issues on leaving while waiting for 885 visa to be approved

Hi I'm new here! This forum is great I've actually learned heaps going through many posts. Unfortunately I could not find the answers I needed.

Here's my situation I've recently graduated from university and applied for a 885 visa with a CSL as an accountant about a month ago on the 3/2/2011 and I'm still waiting for a CO to be assigned. After reading the forum and hearing stories from friends on how long they have been waiting for theirs to be approved. It made me wonder if I should head back to my hometown and wait out.

I'm considering going back to my hometown to work, as there's a possibility that I may get a job faster there. There is no way I would be able to that here after weeks of applying for jobs only to receive replies that it's company policy that the person applying needs to have a PR. Therefore the dilemma.

1. If I decide to leave Australia for a long period of time (1 year or more), what should I do since a BVB will only allow 3 months? I doubt they will give 1 year for a reason as inability to find a job in Australia. Will they?

2. I do understand by not leaving on a BVB, I will not have work rights in Australia for the period until I get my PR. I'm concern that they will not continue to process my application once I leave the country. Is that true?

3. Once in the hands of the CO, how long will the CO be willing to put my application on hold for?

4. If it's put on hold and passes the 6 months since the time I've completed my studies, will the PR application become invalid?

5. If I'm not around in Australia when the CO needs me to, will I be re-assigned a new CO? How long will I be given to enter Australia? If I fail to do so will it be re-processed again like for example, queue from the beginning when I first applied for a PR?

6. Would it be better if I re-applied on an off-shore visa? If so, do I have to go through the degree assessment and medicals again?

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Old 03-08-2011, 12:44 PM
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You can have an 885/886 visa application in the system and leave Australia without a BVB for a longer period and your application will still be considered when it has moved up in the queue.

You should put advice in with a Form 1022 to indicate you've moved offshore and it is quite possible the processing will procedd until a decision is pending and if that was to be granting a visa, you may get contacted and advised of such and then you'll need to get yourself something like a visitor visa to return on to allow the visa to be granted.

If you're from a country that has the WHV with Australia, that may be another option you'll want to consider.





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Old 03-17-2011, 01:45 AM
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Thanks Wanderer!

other questions:

So let's say I have left Australia and CO informs me that he/she has received my application.

How long will the CO allow me to put it on hold?
Would the CO allow me to put the application on hold for a period of 1 year?
Will this jeopardise my application?


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Old 03-17-2011, 03:53 PM
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I do not know that they will put it on hold but processing can take quite a while and by not having done your police checks and medical to submit with the application, just doing those when requested will also allow you to drag out your application processing some if that is what you want to do.





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